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History 1932 Ford Roadster - channeled with full fenders

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Green Voodoo, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Green Voodoo
    Joined: May 22, 2007
    Posts: 75

    Green Voodoo
    from Melbourne

    I'm trying to uncover the history of a channeled 32 Roadster with full fenders.

    The story goes that Jim Wood of California first laid eyes on the roadster in 1961 when he was about 14 years old and later acquired the car in about 1968. He kept the car for about 10 years before selling it to classic car dealer, Gary A. Bisel of Costa Mesa California in 1978. Gary kept the car for about 5 years before selling it in 1983.

    The car is equipped with a 283 topped with dual 4's, & auto.

    The car features a fully chromed front end including dropped axle, wishbone & backing plates

    The car was updated around 1990 to its current configuration.

    I would like to discover more about the car's history and period photos of the car as first built.

    Does anyone have more information on the car or period photos?

    1932-ford-roadster (7).jpg 1932-ford-roadster (42).jpg 1932-ford-roadster (29).jpg
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2019
  2. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,252

    big duece
    from kansas

    Fantastic! That thing is very cool. Not often you see channeled, full fendered '32s
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  3. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,072

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    How long ago did it arrive in Melbourne? Can’t recall ever seeing it?????? Really kool roadster though.
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  4. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,630

    Staff Member

    cool car. congrats! I am no help with the history though, good luck
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  5. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 337

    from CA, WA

    Congrats! Smart decision to work with Jim Lirones. He’s a great guy who knows his stuff...

    What do you plan to do with the car?
  6. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,057


    I sure like it, because I like channeled cars.
  7. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,072

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    I need to add to my above reply. Looking over those pix, there’s many attributes that I see in that car that warrant “no change” I really dig the fact that wishbone is intact, it has a canister type oil filter, a stock front leaf spring and loads of chrome.
    Don’t know what ya had to give for it or when, but whatever it was/is a great great deal for a nice & unique channeled full fendered roadster.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2019
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  8. OLSKOOL57
    Joined: Feb 14, 2019
    Posts: 480


    Can’t speak to any history. Exceptionally nice car you have.
  9. Green Voodoo
    Joined: May 22, 2007
    Posts: 75

    Green Voodoo
    from Melbourne

    Thanks guys for all the positive comments.

    I hope to uncover the car's history to return and make the car period correct.
    The car features many period mods, including channel, sectioned & filled grille shell, bobbed rear fenders, frenched door hinges, shaved handles, roll pan, shortened frame horns front & rear etc.

    The car is believed to have been black with a white top until the change to the present color scheme in about 1990.

    I hope someone can shed some light on the car's history.
  10. Kevin Bennett
    Joined: Aug 16, 2018
    Posts: 8

    Kevin Bennett

    Do you know anything about ownership prior to Jim Wood?
  11. V8 Bob
    Joined: Feb 6, 2007
    Posts: 2,762

    V8 Bob

    This sure sounds like the '32 a friend and club member used to own. His name is Jim Wood, but lived here in No. Indiana at that time. I'll try to contact him.
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