Hot rodding became huge throughout the 1950s and '60s, and never really stopped even into the 1990s. What it did as time went on is used new technology and it seemedd like as soon as a new engine was debuted, within months one had found its way into a hot rod. However, in a turn against the high-tech cars, some owners built their cars using the parts they grew up with, which began a trend to a new style called 'nostalgia' cars. This example shows the style well, using a Nailhead Buick engine (because of the small vertical intake valves) to provide much torque. A drop beam axle with four bar location and transverse leaf spring support the front, while out back a 9-inch (229mm) Ford live axle rear is situated on coilovers and a four-bar racing set-up. In a further nod towards the rods and aeroplanes of the 1950s, this owner has painted flames on the side of his car.
Ford Roadster (1932) Specifications
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