1932 Ford


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1932 Ford chopped and channelled Pickup

Eds Rod Shop was commissioned to restore this 1950s hot rod as authentically as possible. Where possible, genuine parts, many NOS were used to restore this truck. The rebuild improved on the quality of the original build in a few areas. Many rare parts had to be identified and tracked down. 


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The truck features:

59A Flathead V8 engine.
1946 3-speed Ford transmission with column change.
1940 Ford steering wheel
1941 front axle with spring in front.
Side steering (1946 steering box)
1940 Hydraulic Ford brakes with Lincoln drums
1934 front crossmember mounted 4 1/2" forward
Chopped 32 grill shell
Sectioned 1932 louvred hood
Channeled 1932 Ford Pickup cab
Handmade dashboard with Auburn insert
Stewert Warner "Wings" gauges
1950 Mercury under dash parking brake
1949 Mercury Monteroy interior door handles and window winders
Cowl mounted Antenne
Shortened 1932 pickup box with 1935 tail gate
Modified fuel tank filler now located on side of bed
Handmade rear valance panel mounting 1950 Pontiac taillights and 1949 Chevrolet rear license plate lights.
1940 rear axle with 3:78 gears.
Rear mounted 1932 fuel tank mounted under the bed.
15" 1949-51 Mercury wheels with 1950 Mercury hubcaps and trim rings.
Wide white Firestone crossply tires.
1950 Ford two-tone horns mounted on firewall


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Original photographs revealed many detailed photographes of inside and under the pickup which were a vast help during the re-build. The interior shot shows the Auburn dash and the 1949 Mercury interior handles
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 Although beautifully proportioned, the quality of this 1932 pickup truck was typical early 50s. I.e not too good!
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In comparison, it has been restored to a show winning standard
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Detailed under hood and underneath photos of the original
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65 years later.
The restoration:
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Typical rust repair on the cowl which entailed making up new pieces and welding them back in. Even the window frame needed patching. 
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Here's a door post being re-created. Two good doors were made out of four originals. New skins were fitted too
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A reproduction of an Auburn dash was made up out of the top of the original '32 pickup dash, a '57 Chevy spare wheel well and some fresh steel. 
Bild 047.jpg (92675 Byte) A passenger car fuel tank was mounted under the pickup bed, but the filler is re-located to the side of the pickup bed Bild 112.jpg (85642 Byte) antenne.jpg (224340 Byte) Authentic antenne installed
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Details on the new pickup bed including the hidden latches for the tailgate
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A few parts were proving very hard to find. A better 1940 rear axle with 3:78 gears and those impossible to find anymore 1949-51 Mercury wheels. A complete set of '49 Mercury Monteroy interior handles were needed to, so I flew to Northern Wisconsin in January and trawled the junkyards and friends barns there. It was -30C and windy and wolves were wandering around somewhere!
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Hayward in Northern Wisconsin in January 2013. This is were I go to find my parts Found 'em! 1940 rear end with 3:78s loaded into the trailer with a set of '50 Mercury rims. Eureka! Found the mega rare '49 Merc handles at a friends house. He'd pulled them off a '49 Merc decades ago.
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The '32 Ford frame starts to take shape 1942 59A-B truck engine
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The cab went on as soon as it arrived back from the paint shop. Engine installed 1951 Kaiser Ashtray which was re-chromed here in Germany and will be used as a power access point
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Fuse board Trial fitting the front panel NOS GM headlight relay Authentic square door mirrors
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Detail shot of the 1950 Ford...


...parking brake equalizer lever


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Auburn dash takes shape

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