Brockport, New York
1932 Ford Roadster
The long hours of designing and hard work that Bob Molnar put into his roadster is evident with the final product. At 76 years old, the Brockport, New York, resident started on the project just a few years ago when he was 73.
Bob used a column-shift column from LimeWorks in his ride that connects to a Steer Clear o
Bob was volunteering his labor part-time at a restoration shop for a couple of years when the shop's owner suggested Bob build his own ride, with the bonus being he'd supply Bob the space and expertise free of charge.
Bob took him up on the offer and the challenge, and started his Deuce roadster project with the purchase of a steel body, frame, and suspension pieces from Brookville Roadsters in Ohio. The rearend is a Ford 9-inch (equipped with 31-spline axles) while the 348 motor (out of a 1960 Chevy) was topped with a trio of Rochester carbs. The block was also bored 0.030, and an Isky cam was installed for added oomph. Bob used a 700-R4 transmission in his highboy, and Firestone Deluxe Champion tires wrap the white steelie wheels (finished with chrome caps 'n' rings).
A 348 out of a 1960 Chevy was backed to a 700-R4 transmission, and topped with a triple se
A friend of Bob's hand cut the two rows of louvers in each hood side, which also has a large blister added for engine clearance. The paint scheme on the roadster emulates the Gee Bee racers of the 1930s and was accomplished using PPG Toyota Absolutely Red and Hyundai Creamy White paint.
Inside the cockpit you'll find an engine-turned dash panel (which was fab'd and turned in Bob's garage), a LimeWorks column-shift column (with a Steer Clear unit added), and a pleated tan bench seat.
The car was finished in the spring of 2013, and Bob is justifiably proud of what he was able to build, commenting, "It was an opportunity I could not pass up", and that, he told himself, "it's never too late to build your dream car."