61 year old
from Lincoln, NE
America’s Oldest Speed Shop
'Speedy' Bill's '32 Lo-Boy Roadster Kit
1932 Ford Lo-Boy Roadster
- Engine: Small Block Chevrolet
- Transmission: GM Turbo 350 Auto
- Suspension: Spring-Behind Tube Axle, Chevy Spindles, Multi-Leaf Spring, Carrera Tube Shocks; 31-Spline Ford 9" Axle, Composite Quarter Elliptic Mono-Leaf Springs, Lower Torque Arms, Panhard Bar, Carrera Tube Shocks
- Brakes: Single-Piston Mustang II 9 1/4" Front Discs, 11" Rear Drums
- Other: Vega Cross Steering
- Upholstery: Black or Buckskin Brown Carpet
- Seats: Black or Buckskin Brown Vinyl Upholstered Bench
- Pedals: Manual, Dual Reservoir Master Cylinder
- Body Mods: Channeled Body, 4-1/2" Chopped Grille, Custom Rear Roll Pan, Smoothed Hood Sides
- Lights: Chromed Headlights, '39 Ford Tailights
- Other: Polished Stainless 2" Chopped Winshield Posts,
Audio & Electronics
The Speedway ‘32 Lo-Boy Roadster Kit includes a 100% fiberglass reproduction body which features 2” stretch for easier entry and exit out of the car, as well as more leg room and a smoother ride than an original 1932 chassis. Other enhanced features include the recessed firewall, floor pan with trans tunnel, trunk bulkhead, trunk floor, functional doors and trunk lid with inner panels installed, and integral rear roll pan.
The custom 106” wheelbase chassis is a rigid tubular design that channels the body over the frame rails and includes the front and rear crossmembers, center K-member and all suspension mounting points. The spring-behind front tube axle hangs off of hairpin radius rods, a multi-leaf spring and tube shocks while a Vega cross steering unit points the Early Chevy spindles. A 31-spline 9” Ford axle plants the power with the help of composite quarter elliptic mono-leaf springs, lower torque arms, Panhard bar, and tube shocks. Manually operated Ford Pinto 9 1/4” single-piston front brakes bring things to a halt.
The chassis is designed to accept a Small Block Chevy engine and Turbo 350 transmission, but can be easily modified to accept a varitey of powertrains. A heavy duty 3-core aluminum radiator is available with Chevy-style outlets.
History of this Vehicle
The Speedway Lo-Boy has been one of the most celebrated kit cars ever. Featured in Hot Rod Magazine, Street Rodder, and Rod & Custom Magazine, this car has recieved a great deal of publicity and acclaim. Correctly styled and authentically reproduced, the Lo-Boy Roadster revitalizes the hot rodding spirit that made the 1932 Ford a legend in America’s automotive history books. Designed for nostalgic originality, the Lo-Boy features a unique channeled look, which was quite popular in the early days of hot rodding. As one of the pioneers in reproduction fiberglass bodies, Speedway Motors takes pride in engineering quality, cost effectiveness and ease-of-assembly into every kit we offer. Essentially, we have followed Henry Ford’s approach of so many decades ago; providing an attractive and functional roadster at a fraction of the cost of other options, a car which you will be proud to say, “I built it myself.”
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