Custom Classic Trucks, May 2009.

Readers' Trucks. "Pop's '32"

32 Ford roadster pickup with Deuce Steel frame

When Mike "Pops" Walsh built his '32 Ford roadster pickup he went through every good shop in town with a big magnet. The first magnetic surface, a [Deuce Steel] '32 chassis with a 3-inch stretch in wheel base was sourced from Randy at Hot Rods & Custom [Stuff] of Escondido, California. For brakes, the '32 is running four Buick finned aluminum drums with adapters from Walden's. Under the custom hood made by Marcel and louvered by Eric Vaughn sits in a 350-inch Chevrolet with a Lokar-shifted 700 R4, built by Jimmy G, and a Currie 9-inch rearend. A Walker radiator handles the cooling chores. The interior was done by Jack Weimer of Sun Valley, and sports Stewart-Warner gauges with a Moon tach. Mark at Bent Tubing of Chatsworth, California, plumbed the '32 with stainless steel lines that suck brake fluid from a custom-made set of reservoir from Kugel Komponents. The bright yellow exterior features gold leaf and pinstripping by Tom "Itchy" Otis over the top. The layback windshield was done by Rick Rodwell, and the cherry wood bed with polished stainless steel skids was done by a friend of "pops' he works with at the movie studios.

32 Ford roadster pickup

32 Ford roadster pickup

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