A Lean, Mean, "Bare Bones" Deuce.

1932 Ford Roadster

When Chick Koszis decided he wanted a 1932 Ford Roadster, he decided to start from scratch. Sometimes its just easier that way, especially when everyone is making every conceivable part for the car you want. So, with a body from Rod Bods and a "pinched" 32 Hi-Boy chassis from So-Cal, we got to work building his dream car.

"Bare Bones" Deuce 32 Hi-Boy

One thing you notice about this 1932 Ford roadster is that it's all business. No fancy bells and whistles. The paint is semi-gloss primer black adorned by the pinstriping skill of our very own "Hot Dog" Pete Finlan, who does an amazing job of accenting this classic rod in all the right places. The wheels are Wheel Vintique "Cruzer" Alloys.

1932 Ford Roadster, front. Louvered trunk lid, 1932 Ford.

The trunk lid was louvered right here in our fab shop and is the only significant modification to the Rod Bods body. The two-gallon dragster tank up front is from Mooneyes and serves as the radiator overflow.

Chevy 355 small-block with a Mooneyham blower TCI tilt column, 1932 Ford.

The engine is a Chevy 355 small-block with a Mooneyham blower and dual quad 600 cfm carbs. The headers are from So-Cal Speed Engineering, while the valve covers and air cleaner are from Mooneyes. The engine is fired by a Joe Hunt magneto and cooled by a Walker radiator, a Cooling Components electric fan and a polished aluminum water pump. The rest of the drivetrain consists of a Jet Performance 700R4 transmission and a Currie 9-inch Ford rear end.

Blown small block chevy. Mooneyes gauges, 1932 Ford.

The swan shifter is from Gennie Shifter and the hand brake is a Lokar. The skull shift knob and floor mats say it all. Chick decided to leave the interior door and kick panels (which we custom fabricated) unfinished. The TCI tilt column compliments the simplicity of the interior. Keep it simple, keep it functional is the rule here.

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