1932 Ford Roadster
Old school hot rodding evolved from the mainstay it is today. In its early beginnings, the best way for a car to go faster was to reduce weight. That meant get rid of anything that was absolutely not necessary body-wise…this starts with the obvious, hood, fenders, top and any external things like bumpers, lights etc. Then move to the interior where you would just have a bucket with two seats. And so, it plays out, starting from the roots of hot rodding, in those early days in California, and all to see who can go the fastest!
For consignment, an all steel bodied stripped down to the bare essentials, an Al's Rod Body creation roadster. Sans fenders, hood, and top, nothing like the original Model A it was born as, but now better, and definitely faster.
Reinforced with tubular steel, the steel panels are aligned very nicely, and gaps are straight and tight. Pour on a nice 2 stage blue, and add some flames just starting from the engine area, slap on some red steel wheels with full moon hubcaps and deep dish trim rings in shiny chrome, and a set of wide whites, and now you have the classic look, from the beginning of the early days of hot rodding. A freestanding chromed bracketed windshield sits proudly behind the hood area. There is a hood included (not seen) and consigner states that hardware is within the body to accept a top.
Looks like plenty of tan leather tuck and roll, clean bolsters and brown piping on the single interior bench. The door panels emulate this style too. This is fronted by a 1940's Ford metal dash which matches the exterior blue and contains plenty of imbedded chrome…for the instruments, the radio speaker, and clock surround, which all look just fab within a blue field. Tan carpeting is thick plush cut pile and is in a very clean state. An aftermarket stereo is noted in the dash as well. An art deco style 2 toned white and blue steering wheel fronts the dash.
A 1961 Cadillac V8 at 390ci sits in the engine bay area, sports electronic ignition, and is fronted by a newly installed Walker Radiator. A 350 Chevrolet turbo transmission is bolted on as well.
All clear here for takeoff, no rust, no rotting, no problems! A Vega steering box and a GM column provide the turning to get away from …whatever!
If you are into Old School Hot Rodding, then this is your ticket. Mild flames, beautiful blue, and an overall very nice build.