Starting with a decent set of original sheetmetal and framerails he picked up in Florida with his father (the man who got him started very early sweeping the floors at Moon Equipment where he himself was one of the engine builders), Doyle was on his way to building the car for himself. He started with the frame and built it up with friend Tom Medlock. The engine would resemble the early fuelie, but updated with all the latest goodies to keep it just a competitive as its predecessor. A manual six-speed transmission and Ford 9-inch would make it a reliable combination. The biggest hurdle in both work and the success of the project would all depend on the lowering of the lid. It had to be just right or it couldn't be the "Doyle Gammell Coupe." After much planning Doyle chopped the top and laid back the A-pillars exactly as Dick Bergren had done nearly a half century before. The top would also be filled before the custom-mixed brown paint would coat the body. Eddie Martinez stitched up the interior and American Racing five-spokes stay true to the coupe's lineage.
Now with Bruce Meyer caretaking the original and Doyle Gammell maintaining his own recreation, the hot rod world is a better place-with two mean and nasty brown '32 Ford three-window coupes roaming the streets looking for that next challenger.