Ford Tudor Sedan Project Car
More than 75 years after its introduction, the 1932 Ford remains the quintessential American hot rod. This nearly complete Tudor Sedan project represents a perfect opportunity for an enthusiast to finish the project to his personal style and taste. The mostly original and very solid all-steel Ford body features a stock roofline with the addition of a ribbed steel roof insert panel, a new floor by Bitchin Products, new rear wheel wells, a louvered Rootlieb hood, filled original radiator shell and an original grille insert.
The Tudor is set up to accommodate a small-block Chevrolet V8 engine and a GM Hydra-Matic transmission, with “dummy” components currently installed. The chassis is based on a boxed aftermarket frame and includes a Heidt’s independent front suspension with tubular wishbones, coil-over shocks, and a Flaming River rack and pinion steering system, while a pair of semi-elliptic leaf springs supports a nine-inch Ford rear end housing. Other features include a stock dash panel, an ididit steering column, Lokar shifter, stainless-steel fuel tank and a Walker radiator, while the Tudor rolls on a set of GM rally-type wheels with B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tires.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in September 2009 at the Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles, California.
Rolling chassis set up for a small-block Chevrolet V8 engine and a GM Hydra-Matic automatic transmission, Heidt’s independent front suspension with tubular wishbones and coil-over shock absorbers, live rear axle with nine-inch Ford rear end housing, and parallel semi-elliptic leaf springs. Wheelbase: 106"
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel