1932 Dearborne Deuce Steel Roadster
Owner: Jack Sibley
Builder: Hot Rods and Custom Stuff
We've built more than a few 32 roadsters since we kicked our doors open for business, but this understated beauty may be the most elegant yet. But don't let appearances fool you. Hiding inside this velvet glove is an iron fist... in the form of a fuel injected, 427 cubic-inch, Roush V8 that pumps out 550 h.p. and 525 ft.lbs of torque at the flywheel Starting with a pair of frame rails recovered from an original '32, we repaired them and incorporated them into a modified Deuce Steel frame configuration (everything except the upswept front rails). To that was added a Hot Rods & Horsepower "Dearborn Deuce" convertible body. Throw in front and rear independent suspensions from Kugel Komponents and some classic rollers from Wheel Vintiques, and you have yourself one sweet ride.
A 16-gallon Vintique gas tank helps extend the range between fuel stops, helped along with the 5-speed manual Tremec transmissionThe neat thing about the Dearborne Deuce roadster is the fold-away convertible top which can be quickly raised to keep out the rain or protect your significant others PermThe deep Maroon paint from PPG and the simple red pinstriping along the upper reveal lines give the roadster a touch of refinement and class. You can let your hair down or throw on the the tux and neither would seem out of place in this carThe interior refinements in this little Deuce look more like those you would have found in a high-end Cadillac of that era. If Ford had made them like this, tycoons like Vanderbuilt might have dismissed their chauffeurs and driven themselves to the office.
The Knect dash inserts hold a set of Classic Instruments gauges. The far left insert holds the tach, while the one on the right holds a clock. Under the dash is a Vintage Air heater/defrost unit. Also under the dash is a custom built package tray so you have a place to store a map or a pair of sunglasses.
A Flaming River polished column is held up by a Mullins Steering Gear drop and topped by a classic Vintique 2-spoke steering wheel. A Dakota Digital 4-channel remote entry system allows access from the outside, while buttons for the door poppers are located under the corners of the dash when you want to exit. A Roush, 427 ci, polished, fuel injected motor. Whatever else you can say about it, it sure is pretty. Those cool hood straps are a Limeworks product and they work pretty well. Manual 5-Speed Tremec Transmission (left). Kugel Komponents, IRS, Polished, with disc brakes and coilivers. The exhaust system was custom built by our fabrication shop using 2.5-inch pipe and electric exhaust cut-outs