Seller's remorse can be a powerful thing. As life will have it, oftentimes we're faced with situations where we're forced to part with certain items that we'd rather not part with, only to regret the decision later on down the road. Terry Stoker was faced with this dilemma a few years after selling his hammered '32 3-window coupe (Oct. 2000) along with a Chevy Cameo pickup after being made an offer that he just couldn't pass up. After putting upwards of 50,000 miles on the Deuce before letting it go, Terry soon realized that he was yearning for his old coupe again and suffering from the aforementioned buyer's remorse. A few short years later, Terry finally cracked and gave into to the desire to build another coupe, similar to the old red three-window, but with a few changes that he never got around to with his first Deuce.
To get the ball rolling, Terry called up Hannemann Fiberglass and ordered one of their 4 1/2"chopped Deuce three-window bodies. While the 'glass was being laid, he carted out a pair of Deuce 'rails he had laying around and set out fabricating new crossmembers. The resulting chassis consisted of a Magnum dropped axle hung on a transverse spring and hairpins with '40 Ford drum brakes and Dodge shocks up front and a Ford nine-inch rearend on Pete & Jake's ladder bars out back. Another search through his stock of parts turned up a vintage Muncie four-speed that he put behind a GM Performance Parts crate small-block Chevy. To keep with the nostalgia vibe he was going for, Terry dressed the mill in '60s guise with Corvette valve covers and induction.
With the rolling stock handled, Terry roughed in the bodywork before it was delivered to R&A Auto Body in Montclair, California where the Sherwin-Williams '42 Ford Nile Blue Green paint was applied. A touch of pinstriping was added to highlight the beltline by Ron Foreman of Ron's Colorworks before the coupe was delivered to Elegance Auto Interiors of Upland, California where Mark Lopez stitched up the early '60s GM green vinyl and cloth combo interior. Once the fabric was laid out, Terry then filled the roadster dash with a sextet of Stewart-Warner gauges and added a steering column and wheel from a '65 Chevelle.
While the remorse of selling his well trodden red Deuce had Terry yearning for his old coupe back, there were a few things that he still would have liked to have changed. With the completion of his latest three-window however, he succeeded in not only incorporating the changes he would have liked to have made to the first Deuce, but also succeeded in retaining that aggressive stance and demeanor the original car had possessed as well.