61 year old
from Lincoln, NE
America’s Oldest Speed Shop
Speedway Signature Series '32
1932 Ford Highboy Roadster
- Engine: Small Block Chevy
- Transmission: GM Turbo 350 Auto
- Suspension: Front: Leaf sprung, 4" drop I-Beam axle, Curtis-style radius rods, chrome tube shocks; Rear: Coil-overs, Ladder Bars, Panhard Bar
- Brakes: Wilwood Front Discs, Rear Drum Brakes
- Tires: BF Goodrich Radial White Wall, 165R15 Front, 255/70R15 Rear
- Other: 11 Gauge Boxed Truss Frame Rails, Rectangular Tubing Crossmember, 9" Ford Axle, 3.50 Posi
- Upholstery: Saddle-dyed Leather Upholstery, German Wool Carpeting
- Seats: Fully Adjustable, Steel Frame Bench Seat
- Steering Wheel: 1940 Ford-Style
- Steering Column: ididit Tilt
- Gauges: Stewart Warner, Polished Aluminum Insert
- Noise & Heat Insulation: Acoustex Sound Deadening
- Other: 1940 Ford-style Carbon Fiber Dash
- Body Mods: 2" Chop Stainless Windshield Posts
- Paint: PPG Custom "Posie's Red"
- Wheels: Wheel Vintiques 15" Steelies, Baby Moon Caps, Trim Rings
- Trim: Satinless
- Lights: 1934 Ford Commercial Headlights, 1950 Pontiac Tailights
Audio & Electronics
- Battery: Hidden Trunk-Mounted Polyurethane Battery Box
The Speedway Signature Series ‘32 Roadster is a complete “crate” street rod. This means that all you need to add is an engine, transmission, exhaust, battery, driveshaft, and shifter, then enjoy! The all steel reproduction body is bolted to an ultra-rigid Boxed Truss frame with a rectangular steel crossmember, all slathered in custom PPG Posies Red. The front suspension features a chrome 4 inch dropped I-beam axle located with Curtis-style hairpin radius rods, a chrome multi-leaf spring and chrome tube shocks. The Ford-style spindles are loaded with polished Wilwood brakes and controlled via cross steering featuring a Vega box. The drum brake-equipped 9” Ford rear axle is stuffed with 3.50 gears and a Posi unit while the torque is tamed by ladder bars, Panhard har, and adjustable QA1 coil-overs. Rolling stock consists of 15” Wheel Vintiques steelies shod with BFGoodrich White Walls (165R15 front, 255/70R15 rear), baby moon caps & trim rings. The brake system (including manual master cylinder, proportioning valve, residual check valves, and stainless braided lines) comes fully assembled and bled. Other exterior features include ‘34 Commercial headlights (with turn signals), ‘50 Pontiac tailights, stainless door hinges, stainless 2” chopped windshield posts, stainless spreader bars, and a steel 15 gallon gas tank.
History of this Vehicle
Legendary street rodding icon and entrepreneur “Speedy” Bill Smith, founder of the 57 year old Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska, unveils the most amazing contribution the street rodding industry has seen in years! This all steel ‘32 Ford production-line roadster fills the gap between the do-it-yourself builder and the $150,000 custom-built cars. What’s more, is you, the customer, maintains total control over the power and driveability by choosing your own engine and transmission. This 1932 roadster is a historical offering and another Bill Smith first.
Plans for this Vehicle
Speedy Bill drives the wheels off of his ‘32 Signatures Series Roadster!
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Check out www.speedway32.com for more information! Also, be sure to read the three-part Street Rodder Magazine build-up of the ‘32 Signature Series at www.streetrodderweb.com