1932 Ford Pickup
With a Ford in a Ford being a big favorite of the Brizio shop, George's pickup sports one of the most potent packages currently available with his Roush-built 402ci/515hp mill mated to a Tremec five-speed box. An Edelbrock intake straddles a pair of aluminum Roush heads and spark is supplied by MSD.
The platform for the roadster pickup started with a pair of 'rails stretched 2 inches by Brizio and supported up front by a Magnum 5-inch dropped axle teamed up with a Durant mono leaf spring and Pete & Jake's shocks. In the rear, a POSIES spring and Pete & Jake's shocks attach a 9-inch Ford rearend. Steering is controlled by a Vega box and stopping is handled by Wilwood discs on all four corners activated by a Corvette master cylinder.
Wheels & Tires
Since George has a deep spot in his hot rod heart for early Indy cars, he jumped at the chance to bolt up a set of Ron Blondell's magnesium reproductions of mid-'60s Watson roadster rollers in 16x6 and 18x6 sizes. Matching vintage race rubber is from Dunlop Racing in 5.50x16 and 7.00x18 sizes.
Body & Paint
When Brookville Roadster introduced their phantom '32 Ford roadster pickup cab, George could not sleep at night until he had the very first one. He wasted no time shipping it off to Roy Brizio for him to add everything else. Roy kept it simple, adding just the pieces necessary to make it a hot rod--like the BLC headlights ('40s and '50s accessory sealed beam units) and matching shaped '37 Ford taillights, a Jack Hagemann aluminum hood, and a 3-inch-chopped Windshield. Once the fabrication phase was finished, all the pieces requiring shiny black paint were shipped to Vintage Color Studio (Concord, CA), while Sherm's Custom Plating handled the nickel and chrome finishes. Once all the pieces were back together, Rory added a set of classic Tommy the Greek style 'stripes.
Inside was kept purely business as well with a Knecht gauge panel filled with Classic Instruments, a Budnik wheel on a Limeworks column, and absolutely no frills to confuse this car with some prissy street rod. Sid Chavers stitched up the tan cowhides over a seat he custom built and provided some protection for highway hero George by fitting one of his Bop Tops.