32 Ford Tudor Sedan
When I first mentioned this car on Monday, I mistakenly called it a 1934 Ford.
That has now been corrected. The car, owned by Chuck Niglio is a real beaut. Chuck has painstakingly restored it and added a few special touches of his own. Here’s the list. Sitting on a chassis setup that was built by Chuck with the help of Rob Sundae (Contemporary Classic in silver Spring, MD) is an all steel body manufactured by Ford Motor Company. There are no body molds. The body work was done by Chuck, Mike Griffin, Bryan King and Grant Bryant. Grant also sprayed the beautiful Ford Sonic Blue paint job at his shop in Fairfield, Pa. The headlights are original and the taillights while not the original units are from a 32 Ford.
The interior is a work of art. The dash is original. the gauges are Classic Instruments with Lokar Billet inserts. Wireing is EZ Wiring but it’s been highly modified by Cliff Mackie in Hebron, Md. The car is climate controlled by Vintage Air which is hidden behind the rear seat with vents along the roof line. Finishing off the dash area is a Billet Specialties Fast Lane Steering wheel.
To upgrade the original seating, Chuck took a 4″ section out of a 1988 Thunderbird front seat (six way power), and had Doug Kauffman in Friendship, Md. (who had stitched the interior) custom fabricate and upholster a rear seat.
Chuck built the upper and lower consoles himself. The lower console is used for storage (CDs, Sunglasses, etc.) and the upper console handles the Pyle audio system and an 8″ monitor.
And finally, to push it all around is a Ford 351 motor with an Edelbrock 800 CFM with a 174 blower pumping air into it. Exhust is through Sanderson Ceramic Coating headers with Flowmaster mufflers. Getting that power to the rear end 1988 Ford AOD tranny setup by Frank Trimble. The rear is a 9″ Ford with 3.70 gears. Suspension is Super Bell 4″ dropped straight front axle. A 20 gallon stainless gas tank, front discs and rear drums finish off the project. But now, the feature that I mentioned in Mondays post. If you look closely at the interior shots, you’ll see the original window handles. However, I almost dropped my camera when Chuck reached over and with the touch of a finger, raised his electric windows. Yep, hooked up the handles to electric solenoids so he has the old time look and modern convenience. If you want to see this car in person, check out the local cruise-in sites. Chuck is just liable to come rolling in.