Goodguys 2021 Street Rod of the Year Finalist – Johnny Hall’s 1932 Ford Tudor
It took several tries for Johnny Hall to agree on a price for the ’32 Ford Tudor he bought as the basis for this street rod project, but his persistence – and a trip to Florida to buy it – paid off with an extremely clean body. Johnny then turned to Josh Deavers at Customs and Color for the build, which proved to be another great move.
Josh and his team used a stretched Pete & Jakes chassis as a foundation, outfitting it with a 4-inch dropped axle, Winters quick-change rearend, Wilwood front disc brakes with Buick-style drum covers, and steel wheels with Excelsior 5.50-16 and 7.50-16 tires. S&M Auto Machine built the 350c.i. small-block Chevy V8, topping it with triple Rochester carbs, PML valve covers, and TruRam exhaust manifolds. Johnny enjoys shifting with the Tremec TKO five-speed.
The Tudor body was chopped 2-inches, the rear window lowered, a Rootlieb hood fitted, and plenty of finessing was done before Josh applied the PPG Washington Blue paint. Classic Instruments fill an engine-turned insert on the dashboard inside, a ’40 wheel tops the Limeworks steering column, and Steve Holcomb-stitched leather covers Glide bucket seats.
Johnny says he’s beyond happy with the car, which has picked up awards at the first three events he’s attended, including a Top 5 Finalist spot for the Goodguys 2021 Classic Instruments Street Rod of the Year. “I don’t think I would change anything from how it is now,” he says.