The term 'hot rod', to many people involved with such cars, can mean only one car: the 1932 Ford roadster. These cars have been the backbone of the rodding scene for over 60 years, the trend for them beginning as early as the late 1930s. Back then, young guys were picking them up very cheaply, stripping everything but the essentials off of them, then racing their cars on the street or, in the case of Southern California where the movement began, on the dry lake beds which were both flat and vast. While the hot-rod movement has grown to incorporate all manner of cars, the 1932 roadster remains. This one is typical of the cars built in the 1960s, with split wishbone front radius arms, a beam front axle, live axle rear and a small-block up front, though in this case it's Ford. Period touches include the wide steel rims and fenderless body which saved weight.
Ford Hi-Boy 1932 Roadster Specifications
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