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    1932 Ford Three Window Coupe Hot Rod ‘The Root Beer Coupe’

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    Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 15th-19th at Russo and Steele’s 14th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction. Please contact us for more information.

    The cover subject of Issue Number Fifty-Seven of The Rodders Journal, with the photography and editorial performed by hot-rod publishing veterans Steve Coonan and Pat Ganahl, this wicked 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe was built by Jim and Jason Smith of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, near Tulsa. The project began with the engine – one of the fabled Z-11 units from 1963 – to power the car. Doraville, Georgia`s Lamar “Mr. 409” Walden provided the heads, dual-quad Z-11 intake, and valvetrain components, and Tulsa’s Chaz Rose built the engine, with the 1963 Z-11 engine block bored and stroked to 484 cubic inches. During dyno runs, the engine produced an easy 600 horsepower.

    Jimmy Smith was enlisted to develop renderings of the car’s design. Main considerations included built-in safety with a hidden roll bar and an overall design theme influenced by the wicked stance and overall look of the famous Doyle Gammell coupe. The car’s front-to-rear rake was carefully designed throughout the car, including the angle-chopped top, bobbed rear fenders, and careful details including channeling of the body by just one inch only at the firewall. Up front, the nose of the car was subtly dropped by lowering the line of the hood and grille shell. Other subtle mods include stretching of the wheelbase of the ASC reproduction Deuce frame rails by two inches, while lengthening the front fenders by only one inch, bringing the front wheels further forward into their fenders.

    The drivetrain is comprised of a Tubo-Hydramatic 350 automatic equipped with a 4,000-rpm stall converter twisting a steel driveshaft and feeding the power to a Winters Champ-car quickchange rear end assembly with 4.12:1 ring and pinion. Front underpinnings include a Super Bell forged aluminum I-beam axle, Pete & Jake’s ’40 Ford-type spindles, So-Cal stainless-steel hairpins, a Posies transverse spring, chromed Bilstein shocks, and a custom-fabricated Panhard bar by Hot Rod Garage. Bringing up the rear are Winters forged-steel axle bells with 9-inch style axles, Bilstein coilover shocks, a custom Panhard bar from the Hot Rod Garage, and a modified So-Cal sway bar. Four-wheel Super Bell disc brakes with 11-inch rotors, four-piston Wilwood calipers, and single-reservoir master cylinders with a balance bar provide sure stops.

    Comfort was not overlooked, with the interior beautifully trimmed in Bordeaux leather by Tulsa’s Chuck Rowland. The billet dash, complete with custom-faced Classic instruments, was created by Jesse Greening. A multitude of other custom tweaks and touches round out this beautifully built, finished, and highly drivable Deuce. Rolling stock comprises Real Rodders 15×5-inch spindle-mount wheels and Firestone radials up front, with narrowed Real Rodders Originals at the rear mounting ’60s dragster-style Hurst grooved “pie crust” slicks. Of course, we cannot neglect to mention the beautifully applied and finished single-stage Candy Root Beer paint finish by Jason Smith, after which the car is appropriately named “The Root Beer Coupe.”

    Titled as 1932 Ford Coupe
    Not a manufacture issued Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Car is sold with a OR Title – VIN (AB5060851)



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