Gettin' Up to Speed.

Hot Rods & Horsepower "Dearborn Deuce" body. Be Cool "Indy Speedster: radiator.

Speed requires horsepower, and horsepower needs to keep it's cool. To that end, an Indy Speedster aluminum radiator from Be Cool will be put to work.

Be Cool "Indy Speedster: radiator.

The top of Be Cool's "Indy speedster" radiator is almost too cool to cover up with grill shell. This particular radiator was custom built to our size specifications for this project.

Grill shell modification, left side. Grill shell modification, right side.

Normally, using the Deuce Steel frame requires a modified grill shell to allow for the shorter distance distance between the frame horns. Because we have elimnated the horns forward of the suspension brackets we do not need to "pinch" the lower portion of the grill, but since it will be exposed we want to round off the lower half of the grill so it will match the top.

Grill shell modification, bottom view. Grill shell modification, inside view.

In addition to rounding off the bottom grill profile, we have shortened the grill to bring the bottom up close to the level of the suspension mounts.

32 Ford grill shell modification

1932 Ford grill shell.

The grill shell is from California Roadster Co.

Rootlieb hood top Dan Fink double hood hinge kit.

A one-piece Rootlieb hood top will be used along with a Dan Fink double hood hinge kit.

Wizard Fabrication steering offset Flaming River u-joints

These Wizard Fabrication steering offsets make it easy to keep your steering linkage simple and clean. Add soome Flaming River u-joints and you are all set to go.

Be Cool electric fan

A Be Cool electric fan and fan shroud will allow the radiator to keep things cool a low revs.

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