F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Bob and Sharon Smith
Wickford, Rhode Island
1932 Ford phantom highboy
(two-door) phaeton
Frame / Manufacturer ’32 Ford / unknown
Chassis plumbing steel Bundy line & rubber hose
Rearend ’37-40 axles and bells & vintage Culver City Halibrand quick-change center section
Rear suspension ’37-40 radius rods, Hartford-style friction dampers & torsion bars
Rear brakes ’66-70 Buick aluminum drums (90-fin) & ’40-48 Ford backing plates
Front suspension ’37-41 Ford spindles & wishbone (split), longitudinal quarter-elliptic springs & Hartford-style friction dampers
Front brakes ’58-65 Buick aluminum drums (45-fin) & ’40-48 Ford backing plates
Master cylinder unknown dual-circuit
Steering box Schroeder Racing Products (Burbank, CA) Sprint/Midget
Wheels Chip Foose one-off, knockoff hubs
Size 16x6 & 16x8
Front tire make, size Firestone dirt track (rib), 5.50-16
Rear tire make, size Firestone dirt track (diamond) 8.90-16
Gas tank Moon (Norwalk, CA) spun aluminum
Make Ford
Displacement 239 ci
Machining / Assembly by Alan Hail
Water pumps Ford industrial
Cooling fan idler-style Ford truck
Radiator Mattson’s Radiator (Stanton, CA) copper/brass
Generator stock, upgraded w/ ’56 (12V) internals
Heads Offenhauser
Manifold / Induction Offenhauser 2x2 / Stromberg 97
Exhaust headers, 2” exhaust; Smithy mufflers by Mike Maris (Post Falls, ID)
Make ’39 Ford
Builder Richard Graves, Richard’s Wheel & Chassis (Long Beach, CA)
Shifter ’39 Ford, bent
Trans mods Lincoln gear set
Body style / Material phaeton / fiberglass
Body mods pie-cut lengthwise (4” at cowl to nothing in rear); shaved cowl & door handles; B-pillar & seat back moved rearward; rear doors shaved
Windshield Du Vall
Grille custom Harry Miller–style, fiberglass, w/ Dan Fink Metalworks (Huntington Beach, CA) insert
Bodywork Pan, Pan’s Coach Craft (Long Beach, CA)
Paint type / Color DuPont acrylic enamel / black
Painter Pan, Pan’s Coach Craft
Headlights / Taillights Dietz sealed-beam conversion / ’38-39
Insert / Gauges vintage Stewart Warner (Lancaster, PA) Ensign / Mooneyes (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
Wiring custom, Mike Maris
Steering wheel banjo, Wheel Shoppe (Portland, OR)
Seats plywood by Doug Carr, Wood N' Carr (Signal Hill, CA)
Upholsterer Darryl "Whitey" Morgan (Signal Hill, CA)
Material / Color leather / wine  
Carpet cut-loop wool