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For Sale: 1932 Ford Roadster in Arlington, Texas

Vehicle Description

1932 Ford Custom - The Texas Playboy

There may be other 32 Fords out there but not all cars are created equal. This beautiful built 32 Roadster is the brain child of Brian Bass with Bass Kustoms who fully documented the build process online over on the H.A.M.B. on Jalopy Journal. That post is still there and features a page outlining the build followed by 12 additional pages full of complements for Bass and his 59 styled Roadster. That is part of what makes this 32 so cool and stand out next to others. It wasn't meant to be a modern style hot rod but one that pays homage to the style of car customizations back in the 50s. It even wears a 1959 license about detail. There is no doubting Bass does amazing work and why he joined the team on Fast N Loud to lead some of their period correct builds.

This car is known as the Texas Playboy and only the best hands in the business took part in its construction. In addition to Bass's work the interior was done at Fat Lucky's in Austin, Texas and the motor by Eric Carter in Azle, Texas. It was clear Bass had a vision in mind and new the people that would make it happen. The result is a one of a kind well known Hot Rod that truly has its own place in Hot Rodding history. The car also received a very nice write up in the Rodder's Journal which is one of the most highly regarded publications in the Hot Rodding world.

A copy of the magazine article is available for review and the magazine does come with the car.

We could write pages upon pages of all the quality workmanship in the car and even still know we will leave something out. So lets stick with the basics to give you an idea of the cars specs.

1932 Ford Roadster, Brookville Roadster out of Brookville, Ohio
Body reinforced and braced with 1-inch square tubing
Original '32 Ford firewall
Vintique '32 Ford grille shell filled and peaked
Vintique grille insert
'32 Ford windshield, chopped 3 inches
Brookville Rootlieb 4-piece steel hood, 3 inch louvers by Kenneth Reierson
KD Lamp 7 inch headlights
'51 Buick Special taillights
Bodywork by Collision Specialists, Mansfield, Texas

Sikkens Black 2-stage acrylic urethane
Paintwork by Collision Specialists
Engine painted '51 Ford Hawaiian Bronze by George Deruvo, Dallas, Texas
Pinstriping by Brian Bass, Bass Kustoms, Dallas, Texas

Pearl White and Black vinyl with Gold piping
Upholstery by Sean Johnstun, Fat Lucky's, Austin, Texas
Bronze and Gold Trinidad carpeting
Glide Engineering bench seat
'32 Ford dash with '57 Ford F-100 dash insert welded in place
Dash chromed, painted and pinstriped
'57 Ford gauges
'50 Ford steering wheel, Pearl White
'38 Ford steering column and column drop
'39 Ford shifter
'39 Ford pedal assembly, arms bent to clear K-member

1932 Ford frame
American Stamping rails
Model A Ford front crossmember
'32 Ford K-member modified to accept '39 pedals
Model A Ford rear crossmember
All factory holes and rivets added
Rear of frame reinforced over rear kick up
Chassis fabrication by Brian Bass
'56 Ford F-100 steering box

1933 Ford I-beam axle, dropped 3 1/2 inches by Joe Casto, Ponca City, Oklahoma
Axle drilled and chromed
Early Ford spindles, modified steering arms
'32 Ford wishbone radius rods, split and chromed
Model A Ford tie rod ends
Model A transverse spring, reversed eyes
So-Cal Speed Shop tube shocks, chromed

Rodsville V8 quick change centersection, polished
'41 Ford bell housings, chromed
'41 Ford torque tube, shortened
3.78:1 ring and pinion
'41 Ford axles
So-Cal Speed Shop tube shocks, chromed
'46 Ford radius rods, chromed

1940 Ford Hydraulic drum brakes
'40 Ford backing plates, chromed

1941 Ford hydraulic drum brakes
'41 Ford backing plates
'40 Ford single reservoir master-cylinder

16x4 inch early Ford steel wheels
'46 Mercury hubcaps, smoothed
'40 Ford accessory inner trim rings
'46 Ford trim rings inside and out
5.00/5.25-16 inch reproduction Firestone Coker Wide White bias-ply tires

16x4.5 inch early Ford steel wheels
'46 Mercury hubcaps, smoothed
'40 Ford accessory inner trim rings
'46 Ford trim rings inside and out
7.50-16 inch reproduction Firestone Coker Wide White bias-ply tires

1957 Chevrolet 283 cid V8 engine
Bored .030-inch over
Mickey Thompson forged domed pistons
Eagle I-beam connecting rods
11.0:1 compression ratio
Duntov 097 camshaft reground by Norfleet, Dallas, Texas
Mechanical lifters
Z-28 valve springs
Comp Cams roller rockers
1958 Corvette "58X"/"770" heads
Heads rebuilt by Tinker's Automotive, Dallas, Texas
Edelbrock 3x2ccl intake manifold
3 x Stromberg 97 carburetors
Spark Arrestor air cleaners, O'Brien's Truckers, Massachusettes
Mallory dual point distributor with Pertronix electronic module
Zip's water pump riser with 6 cylinder water pump
2-belt pulley system with idler pulley
Lower engine mounts fabricated by Brian Bass
'57 Chevrolet upper motor mounts
Vintage Hedman Hedders, lower collectors made from '36 Ford driveshaft
Engine built by Eric Carter, Azle, Texas

1939 3 speed manual transmission, chromed top plate
Early Ford 10 inch clutch
Offenhauser trans adapter
'57 Chevrolet cast iron flywheel
Driveshaft shortened and re-splined by Brian Bass and Bob Wilson

Walker brass radiator
American Autowire, cloth covered wiring
Wiring completed by Brian Bass
Chrome plating and polishing by Catalino Morales, Dallas, Texas
Porter 2 inch mufflers
Exhaust built by Brian Bass

When you start to look at all of the different components that went into this build it becomes clear how well this car was thought out. It isn't a case of just pulling out a catalogue and ordering parts. An obvious effort was made to make every single piece on it something that you could have available in the 50's. It is such a well designed car and the hours that went into it is something we couldn't even estimate. If you want the 32 Ford that is going to stand out, this is the one. Every old hotrodder out there will appreciate the time, effort and skill it took to construct a 50s era hot rod in modern times.

You couldn't come close to replicating it for only $95,000.00!

Vehicle Details

  • 1932 Ford Roadster
  • Listing ID: CC-1314625
  • Price: $95,000
  • Location:Arlington, Texas
  • Year:1932
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Roadster
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:1969
  • VIN:18194485
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