F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Don Benson
Bellingham, Washington
1932 Ford convertible
CHASSIS
Frame/Manufacturer John Barbero, Pyramid Automotive Engineering, Bellingham, WA
Wheelbase 106”
Modifications 1 1/4” tubular crossmember, Model A-style front crossmember, large-tube rear crossmember
Chassis plumbing Stainless
Rearend / Ratio Ford 9” by Dutchman Enterprises, Portland, OR / 3.73:1
Rear suspension Four-link with Panhard rod by Total Cost Involved, Ontario, CA
Front suspension Hairpins, Panhard rod, steering arms, batwings, spindles, shocks,
and Super Bell dropped axle by Pete & Jake’s, Peculiar, MO;
mono-leaf spring by James J Durant Enterprises, Newport Beach, CA
Master cylinder GM cast-iron dual-circuit
Steering box Vega-style by Mullins/Borgeson, Torrington, CT
Brakes 11- and 12-inch rotors and four-piston calipers by Wilwood Engineering, Camarillo, CA
Pedal assembly Pete & Jake’s
Wheel covers ’49/50 Ford caps and rings
Wheel make, size 62-series OEM by Wheel Vintiques, Fresno, CA, 15x6 and 15x8
Tire make, size Firestone Deluxe Champion, Coker Tire, Chattanooga, TN, 5.60- and 8.20-15
Gas tank 1932 Ford, Vintique
ENGINE
Make Ford
Displacement 302ci
Radiator Aluminum, Griffin Thermal Products, Piedmont, SC
Accessory drive system Tru Trac, Billet Specialties, LaGrange, IL
Manifold / Induction Ford Cobra-style / Holley 350-cfm 2300 series by Automotion Rochester
Carb Service, Great Falls, MT
Ignition / Wires Autolite by Mallory, Carson City, NV / Spiro-Pro 8mm by Taylor Cable
Products, Grandview, MO
Headers Block-hugger by Sanderson, South San Francisco, CA
Exhaust / Mufflers 2 1/2” steel with Walker turbo-style mufflers by Midas Mufflers, Bellingham, WA
Other engine facts Tuned by Dave Carpenter, Bellingham, WA
TRANSMISSION
Make Tremec TKO 500
Driveshaft Drive Line Services of Bellingham
BODY
Body style / Material Convertible hybrid / steel
Body manufacturer Dearborn Deuce, Branford, CT
Body mods Fenders by Gaslight Auto Parts, Urbana, OH; ’40 ford dash
Hood Aluminum by Al Swedberg, Centralia, WA; hood hinge/latch
by Dan Fink Metalworks, Huntington Beach, CA
Grille Shell by Brookville, Brookville, OH; insert by Obsolete and
Classic Auto Parts, Oklahoma City, OK
Bodywork Cal Byerlin, Grand Central Collision, Bellingham, WA
Paint type / Color Glasurit polyurethane / 1954 Buick Sea-Foam Green
Painter Kelly Mackie
Graphics Mitch Kim, Portland, OR
Headlights / Taillights 1932 Ford on dropped bar / 1932 Ford on shortened stands
Bumpers 1932 Ford on shortened stainless brackets
INTERIOR
Dashboard ’40 Ford, narrowed and filled by Cal Byerlin
Insert / Gauges Aluminum / Ford Racing
Climate Control Vintage Air, San Antonio, TX
Wiring Pyramid Auto Engineering
Steering wheel Mark 40 by Lecarra Steering Wheels, Oneida, TN
Steering column Tilt by ididit inc., Tecumseh, MI
Seats Glide Engineering, Cucamonga, CA
Upholsterer Frank Castilleja, Motor City, Mt. Vernon, WA
Material / Color Vinyl / white with red piping
Carpet Cranberry colored Wilton wool
Seatbelts Beams Industries, Oklahoma City, OK