Ford supplying hot-rod bods for its classic cars

1932 models are popular with customisers

A 1932 Ford Convertible Roadster. Ford can sell you the parts to soup up your classic car

A 1932 Ford Convertible Roadster. Ford can sell you the parts to soup up your classic car

Wed, Jan 29, 2014, 06:23

You can now buy an entirely new body for your 1932 Ford. It may sound astonishing that the Blue Oval is still making parts for a car that was on sale more than 80 years ago, but the ’32 Ford body has long been one of the most popular cars for hot-rod makers and owners and car customisers. Ford is keen on making money, of course, so where there’s a market, there’s a product.

The bodies are made under licence by United Pacific Industries and each one is made to current Ford production standards and officially certified as a Ford product. Thankfully, they also get modern rustproofing and metal protection techniques that would have been entirely alien to the original 1932 Ford models.

They are part of a range of more than 9,000 parts and accessories that are still being made for classic and historic Ford models, right the way back to the Model T.

“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,” said Dennis Mondrach, restoration licensing manager, Ford Component Sales.

Ford also licences out production of original-spec radiators, wings, gearbox and interior parts, and even original-style badging so that your dream ’32 Ford hot-rod can be built up entirely from official factory parts.