1932 Ford Roadster

1932 Ford Roadster

About this project

1932 Ford Roadster

Owned by Darryl and Terri Hollenbeck

The Hollenbeck 32 was a collaboration of many friends and a road proven car that won 2016 Americas Most Beautiful Roadster, with nearly 10,000 miles on the odometer.

Body:

1932 Ford Roadster-Reproduction steel body by Brookville Roadster

Brookville reproduction steel grille shell and insert, lowered ½-inch – By Taulbert and Webb

Rootlieb four-piece 25-louver hood pie cut to meet grille shell – By Taulbert and Webb

Stock style windshield, leaned back 10-degrees, frame chopped three inches with stations chopped 3-3/8 inches – By Taulbert

1936 DeSoto Airflow door handles

Limeworks deck lid handle and trim

Guide headlights

1932 Ford four-cylinder headlight bar, modified By Taulbert

1937 Chrysler Imperial taillights mounted to 1950 Pontiac By Taulbert

Metalwork by Cory Taulbert

Paint and bodywork by Darryl Hollenbeck, Vintage Color Studio

Chassis:

Starting with Darryl’s So- Cal chassis he had purchased, Cory Taulbert and Dan Webb cut all the crossmembers out and began anew. Dan fabricated a flat front crossmember, while the center crossmember was replaced with a 1940 Ford X-Member and an original Model A piece was installed at the rear. The spindles are original 1939 Ford, and a 1934 Ford wishbone was split with customs bungs made by Taulbert. The rear frame horns were raised up ¾-inch to close the gap between the top of the fuel tank and the bottom of the body.  The rear suspension consists of a split ’40 Ford wishbone, and a torque arm built from a ’46 Ford wishbone.  Custom shock mounts in both the front and rear round up the suspension, with a custom exhaust by Cory Taulbert. Chassis fabrication by Cory Taulbert and Dan Webb.

Interior:

Upholstery by Sid Chavers Co.

Brookville reproduction steel dash with dual custom glove boxes and extended for gauge panel – By Dan Webb

Stewart Warner 2-1/16-inch oil pressure, water temp, amp, gas gauge, 5″ Police speedometer – Restored By Chris Schlaff

Custom 1935 steering drop and modified Model A Ford shift lever – By Cory Taulbert

Bop Top by Sid Chavers Co.

Front Suspension:

1932 Ford axle, original dropped by Greg Haynes, Anson Dropped Axles

1939 Ford original spindles

1934 Ford Wishbones split with Taulbert bungs

Eaton tranverse spring

So-Cal Speed Shop tube shocks

So-Cal F-1-style shorty upper shock mounts, custom made lower mounts – By Taulbert and Webb

Rear Suspension:

Rodsville quickchange centersection

Rearend built by Hot Rod Work

1940 Ford axle bells

1940 Ford split wishbone – By Taulbert and Webb

1940 Ford wishbone converted to torque are – By Taulbert and Webb

Brakes:

1939 Lincoln-style drum brakes, M-T Products

Front Wheels and Tires:

16X4- inch early Ford Steel wheels

5.00/5.25-16-inch Coker reproduction Firestone bias-ply tires

Rear Wheels and Tires:

18X4-1/2 inch Milk Truck aluminum wheels

7.00-18-inch Coker reproduction Firestone bias-ply tires

Powertrain/Drivetrain:

Edelbrock 350cid 380 hp smallblock Chevrolet crate engine

Powemaster PowerGen Alternator

Rams horn exhaust manifolds

Borg Warner T5 five-speed manual transmission by Astro Performance

Driveshaft by Dynotech

Incidentals:

Final assembly and coatings – Bill Ganahl, Joe Compani, Ryan Campi, Jack Stratton, Brandon Flanner, Donny Welch, Tony Parker, Mike Wenger

Wiring – Cory Taulbert

For more information and pictures on this build pick up Number 69 of Rodder’s Journal, Street Rodder Magazine May 2016 or Volume 11 No 2 of Hop Up, for full features

Photos courtesy of Scott Killeen, Rodney Yamaski, Eric Geisert