1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe

Last updated on September 28, 2021

Todays car is a 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe Highboy with a 4 inch copped top built in a classic period correct style. This beautiful car is owned by Richard Mikami. Richard bought an original body and frame over 30 years ago. It is finished in a custom Root Beer color mixed by Finish Masters in Hawthorne, CA. The body and paint was completed at Stone’s Metal Shop in Gardena, CA. The Interior was completed at Fast Ed’s Interiors in Gardena, CA with a warm brown leather and it sports a 1940 Ford dash that has a tilt steering wheel. Nice. It is powered by a 402 cu in, 6.59 liters, Big Block Chevy V8, with a 427 Tri-power manifold and carburetors with progressive linkage. Transferring that power through a 4 speed Muncie transmission. Delivering that power to the rear wheels through Ford 8 inch rear end. The wheels are Cragar series 390 Street Pros with Chrome and Grey finish. The wheels are 15 inch in the front and 17 inch in the rear. To slow it down it has disk brakes in the front with Dodge rotors and GM calipers and in the rear are Ford drum brakes.

I love this car❤️!!! This is the ultimate 1932 Ford Hot Rod. You need to see this car in person to really appreciate it. Richard did not miss any details.

Thanks for riding along. Frank

So I learned something new today from Richard. You can google it, but you won’t find anything. The signature shortening of the body molding on the cowl. It is shortening the cowl detail shown above that would normally continue to and on to the hood. Old School. So, how many of you have heard of this before?
The taillights are a combination of 1962 Mercury Comet bezels and 1962 Impala taillight lenses.
The Banjo steering wheel incorporated with the tilt steering wheel. Very nice touch.
Take a close look at the details on the fan shroud!