If you’re planning on building a 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe, there is good news for you. The 1932 Ford 5-Window has become the biggest post-World War II symbol for hot rodding in America and it is definitely no stranger to Street Rodder and Rod & Custom Magazine. With its increasing popularity, Ford has announced that it will be officially licensing the body through Ford Component Sales.
Ford fans and builders alike will be able to buy an officially licensed product from Ford as well as selecting the parts they need from the Ford restoration parts program, which has over 9,000 listed parts available for early to late-model Fords.
“With the 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe body shell, you can literally build a classic-looking hot rod, ordering Ford restoration parts right from your computer, and avoid visiting a wrecking yard,” said Dennis Mondrach, restoration licensing manager, Ford Component Sales. “The coupe body shell joins our growing list of ready-to-build stamped steel body shells, including the classic 1965-70 Mustangs and 1940 Ford Coupe.”
Having the Ford restoration parts program available limits the time spent hunting down specific components, parts and even unmolested reproduction bodys like the ’32 5-window - we all know what a daunting task this can be. If you weren’t aware, the reproduction was showcased at the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada last year. The ’32 is stamped from new metal and when it’s finished it receives preventative coating for a longer lasting life. All of the components are manufactured by United Pacific Industries and are officially licensed to ensure top notch quality of the Ford brand.
Ford has also made it quite simple, too. Head on over to www.fordrestorationparts.com and search for parts by vehicle make, model and even zip code. The completion of these simple search terms will put you in contact with the nearest Ford Restoration Parts Licensee. What’s more, since the body is originally designed by Ford, Ford was able to use their original tooling, which allows for a seamless, factory fit.
Rest assured you can count on Ford to give you a quality product without compromising integrity. If you’re thinking about starting a project 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe, now may be the time.