32 Ford Roadster Build

POR-15® is the trusted brand in the paint and coatings industry that stands for superior quality control, durability, and customer service. Best known for the unbeatable POR-15® Rust Preventive 3-Step System, POR-15® also offers a wide variety of specialty products to include POR-15® Top Coat, High Temp Heat Resistant Paint, Engine Enamel, and OEM Bed Liner.

Our 1932 Ford Roadster build idea was born during SEMA 2015. The 1939 flathead we displayed in our booth in 2015 was so well-received, we decided to build a car around it. We thought this was a perfect opportunity to show our customers how POR-15® products can be used in the restoration and build of a 32 roadster created in the style of a 1950's hot rod. Scroll down to learn more about the build.

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The '32 Gets a New Floor

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The next step of our '32 build is the floor. We first cut a cardboard template for both the floor and the toe board and set each into place for a final fit. We then traced around our cardboard template onto a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood and cut each out with a jig saw.

NO FRAME RUST... EVER!

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(VIDEO) While you are looking at the frame of a restoration or any build, clean and prep the metal, apply our rust preventive paint, topcoat and clear coat. Do it right the first time and it will stay rust free for generations.

Frame gets the POR-15 3-Step System Treatment

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After the suspension, drive-train, steering and body had been fit to the frame the entire assembly was taken apart and brought for final paint. POR-15 Cleaner Degreaser followed by POR-15 Metal Prep were used to prepare the frame. Once dry POR-15 Gray was applied followed by red automotive base coat and clear coat.

Test Fitting Components to New Frame

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Once the new frame arrived we began test fitting the firewall, front and rear suspension, engine and transmission and steering to the frame. Both front and rear transmission adapters were needed for the five speed transmission to bolt up to the shortened '41 Ford torque tube rear assembly.


Sponsors

Sid Chavers co.

Sid Chavers

Bop Top - Convertible Top

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K & N - Superior Airflow, Superior Performance

Air Filters

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Clutch Masters

Clutch Disk and Pressure Plate

Phoenix Custom Powder Coating

Phoenix Custom Powder Coating
Haskell, NJ

Sandblasting

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Mac's

Water Pumps, Overflow Tank, Seat belts, Misc parts

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Bob Drake Reproductions Inc.

Fuel Pump, Spark Plug Wire Looms, Headlight Conduit and Licence Plate Light

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Vintique

Grill Shell, Grill Shell Trim and SS Door Strikers

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Howell's

Transmission Tunnel

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Lime Works

Column Drop, Tear Drop Trunk Lid Handle

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Optima Batteries

Battery

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Tanks Inc.

Fuel Tank

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California Car Covers

Car Cover

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Classic Tube

Brake Lines

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Coker Tires

Tires

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Painless Performance

Wire Harness

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Auto Meter

Gauges

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Summit Racing

Power Master Starter & Alternator, Stromberg 97 Carburetors

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Offenhauser

Intake Manifold, Cylinder Heads

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US Radiator

1932 Ford Brass Radiator

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Clarke Hot Rods

1932 Ford Frame

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Speedway Motors

1932 Ford Parts

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Vintage Metal Works

Custom Adaptor – T5 Transmission to Original Torque Tube

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Joe's Speed Shop

Drop Original 1932, 1940 Ford Spindles, Front End Alignment

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ARP

Offenhauser Head & Intake Bolts

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So-Cal

1932 Ford Parts

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Posie

Front and Rear Spring

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The Early Ford Store

Steering Wheel, Early Ford Pieces

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Core-Shifters

Hurst Shifter Base

Kanter Auto Products

Kanter Auto Products
Boonton, NJ

Brake - Wheel Cylinders

The Wire Works

The Wire Works
Rockaway, NJ

Complete Wiring of Car

Quality Discount Tire

Quality Discount Tire
Ledgewood, NJ

Mount and Balance Tires

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Flowmaster

Hushpower II Mufflers

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H & H Flatheads

1948 Ford Flathead Engine Rebuild

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Wheel Smith

1940 Ford 16" Steel Wheels

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Rootlieb

Hood

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Brookville Roadster

Floor Pan

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Moon Eyes

Remote Oil Filter

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All Star Transmission Specialists
Haledon, NJ

Provided Re-manufactured T5 Transmission

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Harry Parker - Custom Designers LLC
Midland Park, NJ

Upholstery

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Harrington's Speed & Auto
Butler, NJ

Hurst Shifter stick and Knob

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Gavins Auto Body Supply
Paterson, NJ

Body Paint

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Valtek Truck Body Shop
Paterson, NJ

Frame Painting – Bob Fylstra

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Classy Chassis Restorations
Midland Park, NJ

Body - Sand, Buff and Polish – Bob O'Connor

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002 Auto Parts
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Master Brake Cylinder, Misc. Parts

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All Bright Metal Finishing Co
Hillside, NJ

Chrome Plating

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Hypercoat
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Sandblasting