A Lean, Mean, "Bare Bones" Deuce.
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.
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"
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.
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
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.
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff, 2324 Auto Park Way, Escondido, CA.,
Hot Rods & Custom Stuff - builds, restores, paints, services
and sells parts for classic autos, cars, trucks and street rods.
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