Bill Neumann, former editor of Rod & Custom magazine is known to many by his famous roadsters and customs, and as Founder and CEO of Automotive Performance Systems, Inc and NEUSPEED®. Bill is now building a new hot rod project. He purchased a 1932 Ford 5-window coupe project car from John Francis who had it advertised on HotRodHot Line.Com last year and has been working on it ever since.
The coupe shown here is how it arrived in Camarillo, California from John’s garage in Oregon. So far, it has been chopped (2”) and channeled by Terry Davis at the County Rod Shop over a Kugel ’32 chassis with their IRS. Front end is a SS dropped tube axel, chrome Posies spring and SS Magnum radius rods. Power is from a ZZ4 Chevy crate engine sporting an Offenhauser three carb manifold from Larry Fulton at Automotion and Muncie four-speed.
You can follow Bill’s words and photos of the Coupe Build in Street Rod Builder magazine. It is a six part series and starts now in the Jan/Feb 2009 issue. It’s a great story with lots of photos of new build ideas and nostalgia from the 1950’s. Don’t miss a single issue!