Wheels & Tires: "I have to watch out for rainy days. It gets a little hairy on wet pavement with slicks." Yeah, we bet it does. Even so, you've got to love the looks of the big 8.20x15 Mickey Thompson whitewall slicks, with BFG 5.00x15s in front. Rusty built the 15x8 and 15x5 spoked steelies, painted lime green and accented with '42 Ford caps and rings.
Body & Paint: The original body was in great shape right out of the shed and needed only minor sheetmetal work by Rusty. It had been channeled 4 inches back in the early '50s, but not too well. Rusty improved that job a bit, installed some wood and a new soft top from Juliano's, and installed all new glass. Four inches was pulled from the stock firewall to open up the engine compartment. The flat black urethane, shot by Rusty, is military surplus camouflage paint. M.K. John in Montgomery City, Missouri, did a great job applying all that pinstriping.
Interior: Auto Meter instruments (with the stock speedo) were added to the '32 dash, with Rusty handling the wiring chore. He built custom seat frames, which got sprung, stuffed, and wrapped in tan vinyl and cloth by Jim Nichols at Nick's Upholstery in Jefferson City. Rusty built and installed door panels and kick panels, threw down some rubber floormats, and modified a '39 Ford banjo steering wheel. A fancy sound system, air conditioning, and power controls-you won't find them on this car.