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1932 Ford 5-window Coupe Build-Up
From Bill Neumann
Camarillo, CA
May 2011
Page 9

Mike Harper finished the black leather upholstery with a red bead that matches the body color. Then Mike and I added the window channel bead in the doors and I finished everything off with the chrome window moldings. So the interior is completely finished.


This is a low shot of the dash that shows the Alpine head with CD and Blue Tooth. Mike made a special mount and surround panel to hide it – you can’t see it sitting in the seat.

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I added the door pull ring for ease in closing the door and not use the handles. The molding chrome is by Sherm’s Custom Plating, and they did a great job. The moldings were pretty rough and now they look perfect. They also used silver solder to fill all the joints with a slight radius to make a one-piece look.

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I haven’t added the horn button as yet, because I want to align the front end first so I can center the Flaming River leather wrapped banjo steering wheel and then button it up.

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Mike did a great job on the seat with the lumbar support and a slight raise in the center for a really nice sitting position. A small package tray behind the seat holds the two speakers and a pocket to hold small objects.

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Back in the trunk is the stainless steel gas tank made to fit by Rock Valley and polished by the Polishing Shop. To the right is the battery

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The inside of the trunk is painted and finished just like the exterior, so I hated to cover up the nice paint job by Alan Palmer, Palmer’s Custom Paint and Body. So only black leather plugs were glued in the stock formed holes. Mike made a sample, and it really looked good, so we went with the idea.

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Coming soon: The next page will be the radiator/grille installation, and then the shock/headlight mounts – and it’s finished. So be sure to check back on
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