from THe BIG city, Shirley In.
Nothing beats watching my 8 year old son, learning to wrench on the Hot Rod.
No Sticker Wall yet
1932 Ford 5 Window
- Engine: 327 Chevy
- Engine Parts: Isky, Holley, Edelbrock, Headman, Jahns, ect....
- Transmission: Muncie 4 speed
- Suspension: Dropped front axle, Hyd. lever shocks, stock wishbone(unsplit) front, Posies dual leaf rear set up with tube shocks
- Brakes: 48 Ford drum front, 85 S-10 Drum rear
- Tires: Denman 8.20X15 rear, 5.60X15 front WWW
- Exhaust: Old Headman Tri-Y headers for 57 Chevy modified to fit
- Upholstery: Black Tuck N Roll, Vinyl
- Seats: Stock 32, bench
- Steering Wheel: Superior, Flat, wood/chrome spokes w/holes
- Steering Column: 56 ford pick-up box/column, covered w/ chrome scavbenger pipe
- Gauges: Dolphin/Sun Tach
- Pedals: 3
- Body Mods: Filled to, cowl, grill shell
- Paint: Maroon, Light green flames
- Wheels: Steel
- Lights: Arrow
Audio & Electronics
The old coupe has been in family for almost 40 years now. Its a fun car, growing up in 60’s-70’s all the cool hot rods around these parts had really hot small block chevy’s with muncie 4 speeds & 3:73 to 4:11 rears. So thats what I put in her. I learned to drive in this car in 70’s, it had a Chevy 2, 4 banger hooked to a 39 top loader. BUT it was still cool to drive.
History of this Vehicle
I know a fellow named Kinder from Centerville Indiana drove the car in late 50’s early 60’s white with flames, I have yet to talk to his surviving brothers but I think it was an Indy hot rod for years before that burning up Stout Field, with a hot flathead V8.
Kinder drove car daily until the front end was wiped out by a drunk driver who ran a stop light in East Germantown, IN.
The next owner to do anything with the wrecked coupe was Terry Davis from Centerville, In. he Did the mechanical, & car bulding, whilke Dick Comer of Spartinsburg, In. filled the Top insert, cowl vent ect…It was then painted with black Lacquer paint, and ran A 327/4spd, in this form it was featured in a Rod & Custom Quarterly Magazine along with 4 other Richmond Area Duece coupes, Ken Varnaughs, John Collins & my dads 3 window James Duke. Terry’s family grew & he wanted a sedan, So he traded the coupe to dad for a 2 door sedan. Dad painted the car 53 Buick Tahitian Maroon, And as the gas crisis of the 70’s hit installed the Chevy2 4 cyl. Dad was never really happy with the color or the power, so he partially dismantaled car sprayed it with black lacquer, it sat this way for 20 years or so til I traded a 50 Mercury, & a 56 Olds for the “project”. I first started to paint black, but so many 32’s are black(they look great black!) I alway’s liked the Flamer 32 from 50’s so I went a similar route along with a hot 327/muncie 4 speed, 3:73.Til its next “rebirth” anyway…
Plans for this Vehicle
Drive the wheels off it another year or 2 then redo it, again.
If confirmed that it is the old white “Stout Field” duece coupe,
she might get a White Enamel paint job & a flathead power plant next time around….
Sponsors & Special Thanks
My wife Debbie, son Stevie, Parents James & Mickey