ChassisProgressive Automotive reinforced the boxed original '32 Chevy 'rails with a tubular X-member. A Heidt's Superide IFS was added, including Heidt's antiroll bar, coilovers, and spindles with Wilwood disc brakes. Flaming River provided the manual rack-and-pinion steering. In the rear, a Moser Chevy 12-bolt with a 3.73-geared limited-slip is suspended by a triangulated four-link and coilovers. Rear discs are from a '94 Camaro parts donor. Billy Myers built the 15-gallon stainless steel fuel tank that uses the in-tank pump from the Camaro.
DrivetrainThe engine is an EFI '94 LT1 Chevy left essentially stock and dressed up with polished valve covers and a center cover from Street & Performance, which also provided the coated exhaust headers. A Griffin aluminum radiator keeps it running cool. Behind the small-block, a 4L60E automatic with a stock converter is operated via a Lokar shifter. The custom driveshaft comes from Republic Diesel.
Wheels & TiresThe big 'n' little tire combination starts with a pair of 255/70R15 BFGoodrich Radial T/As in back riding on 15x8 Billet Specialties Legacy rims with 4-inch backspacing, and it continues with front 205/60R15 Radial T/As on 15x7 wheels with 3 1/2-inch backspacing.
Body & PaintDanny McCord from Danny's Rod Shop helped Frank with a lot of the bodywork on the beat-up old body. The lines and proportions were kept stock, but the handles were shaved, the top was filled, and the hood was modified to open from the top. The new front and rear bumpers came from Rock Valley, and the headlights and mirrors were added by Danny's Rod Shop. Taillights are from Kessler. The body, along with the chassis and dash, is finished with PPG single-stage Torch Red shot by Frank.
InteriorOn the inside, the '32 suddenly takes on the appearance of a '55 thanks to a reworked '55 Chevy dash narrowed to fit the coupe cockpit and updated further with a quad gauge set and a stereo system. Frank fabricated door panels to continue the '55 look, and he covered the Wise Guys seats in red and white leather. A fold-down armrest divides the split bench. Even the 15-inch steering wheel is '55 Bow Tie, riding on an ididit column. Modern elements include the Vintage Air A/C system blasting through vents built into the dash, and the Sony AM/FM/CD system blasting through speakers from Classic Chevy and Wal-Mart, with controls for both built by Frank.