Jerry Johnson
Cordele, Georgia
'32 Ford Three-Window Coupe

Drivetrain: Jerry deferred to Randy Clark at Hot Rods & Custom Stuff for the selection of mechanical items. Randy suggested a Chevy ZZ4 crate engine, a choice with which Jerry was hard-pressed to argue. The mill comes with aluminum heads, a roller cam, and 10:1 compression right out of the box and is good for about 355 hp. A Mooneyes intake, Edelbrock carb, and Hedman headers round out the package, with a TCI-prepped 700-R4 bringing up the rear.

Chassis: The proper combination of stance, driveability, and comfort was found using a new Total Cost Involved chassis with IFS and coilovers at all four corners. The rest is all pretty standard street rod fare-9-inch rearend, 11-inch front discs, rack-and-pinion steering, Corvette master cylinder, and a Tanks, Inc., fuel tank.

Wheels & Tires: Steelies and whitewalls fill these fenders. More specifically, they are Wheel Vintiques "Gennie" rims (15x7 and 15x8) shod with '48 caps 'n' rings and wrapped in BFGoodrich Silvertown whitewall radials (185/70R15 and 235/70R15).

Body & Paint: It's genuine steel, and genuine Ford, except for the Bitchin' firewall and Rootlieb hood. The Hot Rods & Custom Stuff crew worked out 50 years of dents and dings, re-did the crude filled top, and tracked down some original Ford fenders before HR&CS's Rick MacIntosh sprayed the whole works Ford Laser Red (a PPG three-stage color). A Pete & Jake's grille and stock '32 Ford taillights bookend the body.

Interior: Jerry soaks up the miles sitting on a Glide Engineering bench covered in tan leather by Ron Mangus (there's also a matching rumble seat). Painless Performance wiring provides the juice, Westach gauges in a Haneline panel keep Jerry informed, Vintage Air alters the climate, and a Grant wheel atop an ididit column keeps the coupe between the lines.