Gary Priebe's 1932 Ford

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A photo of Gary with the roadster taken in Monterey Park in 1963. Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
In 1962 Johnny's Top Shop upholstered the roadster in a white California-Roll style. Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
A photo of the roadster taken during the rebuild. Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
A photo of Gary with the rebuilt version of the roadster in 2016. Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Armando putting the final touches on the Deuce. Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.
Gary installed nerf bars up front on the rebuilt iteration of the roadster; "I took a plate of 3/8" S/S and had them carved-out by hi-pressure water jet using my template generated from pictures of the ones Gray Baskerville had on his '32's back in the '50s. Gray was a co-founder of the LA Roadsters. I attended a few of the club meetings in Van Nuys at a Ford dealership before having to join the US Army in 1964."Photo courtesy of Gary Priebe.

1932 Ford roadster owned by Gary Priebe of Monterey Park, California. Gary's roadster ran a 1956 Oldsmobile V-8 that was bored to 348 ci. The engine was hooked to a Packard 3-speed overdrive transmission and a 1956 Chevrolet rear axle. In 1962 Johnny's Top Shop upholstered the roadster in a white California-Roll style.[1]


Rebuild

In 2016 Gary finished a total rebuild of the roadster. The rebuilt version was painted black and blue. It was powered by a tri-power 327 Chevrolet small block engine with a T-10 four-speed and a 3:50, 9 inch rear axle. This iteration of Gary's roadster was upholstered by Armando in Santee. "The tear-drop valence at the back of the top was a nice touch, replicated by Armando from the original done by Johnny's Top Shop in ELA. The zip-in window appeared to be an original and was very fragile but I restored it and Armando used it." Gary also added nerf bars up front; "I took a plate of 3/8" S/S and had them carved-out by hi-pressure water jet using my template generated from pictures of the ones Gray Baskerville had on his '32's back in the '50s. Gray was a co-founder of the LA Roadsters. I attended a few of the club meetings in Van Nuys at a Ford dealership before having to join the US Army in 1964."[1]


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