Autoblog announced earlier yesterday ( Jan. 14,2014) that Ford is beginning production of original manufacturer spec bodies of its 1932 5 window coupes. There is no nothing more iconic to the classic American Automobile landscape than a 1932 Ford Coupe and now Ford is offering prospective buyers the chance to have a fresh piece of steel to build their classic dreams on.
The coupe has become a symbol of one of the biggest fads of post-World War II America – the souped-up hot rod and cruising culture that exploded with returning servicemen flush with cash and technical know-how.
The market for fresh reproduction classic car bodies has been picking up steam in recent years as baby boomers start their retirements and now have time and money to build some of the cars that defined their early childhood and the adolescence of their parents.
According to Dennis Mondrach, restoration licensing manager with Ford, “
With the 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe body shell, you can literally build a classic-looking hot rod, ordering Ford restoration parts right from your computer, and avoid visiting a wrecking yard.The coupe body shell joins our growing list of ready-to-build stamped steel body shells, including the classic 1965-70 Mustangs and 1940 Ford Coupe.
Ford likes to use as much of the original tooling as possible with reproduction parts, and this 1932 Ford Coupe body is no different.
The 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe body shell, which premiered at the 2013 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas, is stamped from new metal, and welded and assembled with state-of-the-art fixtures to maintain dimensional integrity. The finished body receives a rust-preventative coating for additional protection.
Every component manufactured by United Pacific Industries, the officially licensed supplier, is made to Ford Motor Company standards. The strict licensing process helps ensure any parts bearing the company's official trademarks meet the quality standards and authenticity Ford classic car enthusiasts demand.