Fred Hunzinger's 1932 Ford

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1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe owned by Fred Hunzinger of Antioch, California. The full fendered coupe was chopped 3 inches and channeled 5 inches.[1] Stock fenders and running boards were retained on the car. The rear fenders had to be raised in order to clear the rear wheels.Fred turned the inside edges of the fenders in, at right angels to the surface, in order to belt them to the body above the wheel wells. The headlight mounting brackets were modified in order to support a set of 1934 Chevrolet headlights fit with sealed beam adaptors. Grille and shell were chopped, and the shell was also chrome plated. 1940 Oldsmobile bumpers were used front and back. The spare wheel mount was chromed, and the tire hidden by a white wheel cover.[2]

Under the hood the car housed a modified Mercury engine equipped with Edelbrock heads, a three-carb Manifold, Potvin ignition and exhaust headers.[1] Top radiator tank was modified to increase water capacity, and was equipped with a pressure cap to minimize cooling difficulties. [2]

Inside the car was upholstered in leatherette. the instrument panel was a reworked Auburn unit fit with many functional gauges. Invidual bucket seats were taken from an English Austin A-40 and were upholstered in natural leather.[2]

Magazine Features

Hot Rod Magazine March 1953
Trend Book 110 Hot Rod 1954 Annual


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