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.
The rolling duties on Terry's...
The rolling duties on Terry's Deuce are handled by original Ford 15-inch steelies with '47-48 Ford caps shod in Firestone bias-ply tires.
Dodge shocks mount off a dropped...
Dodge shocks mount off a dropped Magnum axle, behind Vintique headlights located by a custom spreader bar.
A Hurst shifter rows the gears...
A Hurst shifter rows the gears of the Muncie 4-speed trans.
A Vintique fuel tank mounts...
A Vintique fuel tank mounts in the stock location while '52 Pontiac taillights are a custom application.
A 350ci GM Performance Parts...
A 350ci GM Performance Parts crate engine, the Chevy is dressed in '60s components, such as the Corvette valve covers, intake, and Carter carb, to better suit the coupe's nostalgic vibe.
Mark Lopez handled the stitching...
Mark Lopez handled the stitching duties, stretching the green vinyl and cloth over every square inch of the interior, save the roadster dash.
A '65 Chevelle donated its...
A '65 Chevelle donated its steering column and wheel to mount under the filled roadster dash, which was filled with Stewart-Warner gauges.
|FACTS AND FIGURES |
|Terry Stoker |
|Ontario, California |
|1932 Ford |
|Frame / Manufacturer ||’32 Ford |
|Modifications ||owner built x-members |
|Chassis plumbing ||steel |
|Rearend / Ratio ||Ford 9” |
|Rear suspension ||transverse spring on Pete & Jakes (Peculiar, MO) ladder bars |
|Rear brakes ||drum |
|Front suspension ||Magnum (Oakhurst, CA) drop axle, transverse spring, hairpins |
|Front brakes ||’40 Ford drum |
|Master cylinder ||Mustang / ’40 Ford |
|Steering box ||Vega |
|Wheelcovers ||’47-48 Ford |
|Front wheel make, size ||Ford steelies, 15x5” |
|Rear wheel make, size ||Ford steelies, 15x5 ½” |
|Front tire make, size ||Firestone, 5.60-15 |
|Rear tire make, size ||Firestone, 7.00-15 |
|Gas tank ||Vintique (Anaheim, CA) |
|Make ||Chevy |
|Displacement ||350ci |
|Machining / Assembly ||GM Performance Parts |
|Radiator ||Rick’s Radiator (Azusa, CA) |
|Alternator ||GM |
|Valve covers ||’64 Corvette |
|Manifold / Induction ||’62 Corvette / Carter AFB |
|Ignition / Wires ||GM w/ Pertronix (San Dimas, CA) conversion / Delco |
|Headers ||GM |
|Exhaust / Mufflers ||26” Glasspacks |
| TRANSMISSION |
|Make ||’66 Muncie 4-speed |
|Clutch disc ||Delco |
|Shifter ||Hurst (Chatsworth, CA) |
|Body style / Material ||3-window coupe / fiberglass |
|Body manufacturer ||Hannemann (Azusa, CA) |
|Body mods ||4 ½” chop |
|Hood ||Rootleib (Turlock, CA) |
|Grille ||Hannemann |
|Bodywork ||owner / R&A Auto Body |
|Paint type / Color ||Sherwin-Williams / ’42 Ford Nile Blue Green |
|Painter ||R&A Auto Body |
|Graphics ||Ron’s Colorworks (Upland, CA) |
|Headlights / Taillights ||Vintique / ’50 Pontiac |
|Other body items ||plating by Millenium Plating (Ontario, CA) |
|Dashboard ||filled roadster dash |
|Insert / Gauges ||Stewart / Warner |
|Air conditioning ||Vintage Air (San Antonio, TX) |
|Wiring ||owner |
|Steering wheel ||'65 Chevelle |
|Steering column ||'65 Chevelle |
|Interior mirror ||'34 Ford |
|Seats ||custom |
|Upholsterer ||Mark Lopez @ Elegance Auto Interiors (Upland, CA) |
|Material / Color ||vinyl & cloth / green |
|Carpet ||green |