Facts & Figures
Aaron Blatter
Ashland, Ohio
1932 Ford Channeled Pickup

Frame /Manufacturer '32 'rails, boxed / Dearborn Deuce
Wheelbase 105.75
Modifications Fully boxed, bolt-in front bevel hole boxing plates from Iona Hot Rod Shop (Ionia, MI), pinched 3/4 inch in front, Chassis Engineering X-member, flat front crossmember, round rear crossmember, custom-made motor, transmission, and shock mounts
Chassis plumbing mild steel
Rearend / Ratio '86 Ford 9" (nodular centersection) 31-spline Ford axles (appear as an earlier Ford rear axle) / 4:10, Detroit Locker
Rear suspension Owner-fabricated triangulated four-link, '40 Ford split wishbones lower, hand-fabricated upper bars and brackets; SO-CAL Speed Shop (Pomona, CA) reversed eye main leaf; Pete & Jakes (Peculiar, MO) chromed shocks
Rear brakes '86 Ford van new old stock Ford drums and hardware
Front suspension Magnum Axle (Oakhurst, CA) 5-inch drop, drilled, and filled I-beam with split '47 Ford wishbones; Wilson Welding (Flower Mound, TX) '40 Ford spindles Durant super-low springs; Pete & Jakes chromed F-1 shocks; owner-fabricated Panhard bar
Front brakes Wilson Welding '39 Lincoln backing plates, Buick aluminum drums
Master cylinder Wilwood (Camarillo, CA) remote reservoir with a hand-fabricated '40-style pedal assembly
Steering box F-100 side steering box with Flaming River (Berea, OH) universal joints and stock F-100 column drop
Front/rear wheel make, size original '40 Ford steel 16x4
Front tire make, size Firestone bias-ply 5.00-16 Dirt Tracker
Rear tire make, size Firestone bias-ply 7.50-16 Dirt Tracker
Gas tank Vintique '32 repro steel car tank, 11 gallons with a modified filler neck
Special chassis features perimeter of the frame by Thunder Road Rod and Custom (Mansfield, OH); centersection, all mounts, suspension, steering, and four-link by Aaron
Make '57 Ford Y-block
Displacement 312"
Machining / Assembly Aaron rebuilt the 312 with NOS pistons
Radiator Walker Radiator (Memphis, TN) four-core radiator with a 4-inch chop, hand-fabricated water necks
Alternator Powermaster Performance (West Chicago, IL) PowerGen
Valves / Springs stock valves with Schieffer springs
Manifold / Induction Marine manifold with Carter YH sidedraft carbs
Ignition / Wires MSD Ignition (El Paso, TX) with MSD wires and Holley (Bowling Green, KY) dual point distributor
Headers Aaron-fabricated, lake-style headers
Dress-up items Offenhauser unpolished valve covers, brass air cleaners
Make Ford '62 T-10
Shifter Hurst, speed drilled
Trans mods rebuilt by Aaron
Driveshaft custom-built steel
Insert / Gauges '33 dash modified by the owner and filled with Auto Meter Antique Beige gauges
Steering wheel SO-CAL Speed Shop four-spoke with handmade magnesium functional knockoffs
Wiring custom wiring by Henry Richards of Steadfast Manufacturing
Steering column modified F-100 with Flaming River universal joints and stock F-100 column drop
Pedal assembly hand-fabricated '40s style
Seats Kirky alum drag modified by the owner
Upholstery material/color black cushion
Body style Ford '32 pickup cab, Last Refuge Hotrod (Dolores, CA) stock length pickup bed
Bodymanufacturer Ford Motor Company
Body mods channeled 3", radiused cowl bottoms, custom rear panel with V-8 stamp, flush fit doors front and rear, molded exposed hinges, chopped 3", smoothed-out visor, all-new sheetmetal from belt line down, grafted different visor on from another '32 truck, left bed at stock height, unchanneled to make belt line match, shortened 13", '37 tailgate, hinges, and chains, '37 car taillights, radiused stake pocket bottoms, radiator shell dropped 3" and filled, original firewall dropped 3" and smoothed, custom maple wood bed, remote master cylinder reservoirs mounted under aluminum covers (Volkswagen air cleaners) in bed floor,
Grille stock shell, filled left at stock length, dropped 3" to match the channel Vintique insert
Bodywork owner
Paint / Color Sherwin-Williams Ultra 7000 basecoat/clearcoat gloss black
Painter owner and Richie Poland (Ashland, OH)
Striping Josh Shaw (Cleves, OH) pinstriped the header panel inside cab
Headlights / Taillights Bob Drake Reproductions (Grants Pass, OR) halogen, SO-CAL Speed Shop dropped and narrowed headlight bar with '37 Ford car taillights