Greg & Anita Thomsen have built yet another '32 Ford, this time a Tudor. The internet is a constant source of hot rod material - Greg sourced the body from a friendly Arizonian after spotting it on a web site, in 2004. Greg then had it shipped down under, where the fun began. First, Warren Wilkie of the Toowoomba Rod Shop hammered out the rough edges, and there were quite a few, considering it was an Arizona car.
At the same time, Darren Silich put the chassis together, using all the best components; Darren also manufactured the full stainless steel exhaust. Darryl Kuhnemman had a hand in the production too, and it was at Darryl's shop where the painted body was introduced to the rolling chassis.
The paint is a colour found on Volvo trucks, called Burnt Ochre, and was applied by Ashley Sokel in Toowoomba. The column shifter is from an XY Falcon, and the gauges are Stewart Warner Wings. The air con came from Vintage Air. Most exterior dress up items have been supplied by Oz Rods A feature of the build was the trailering of various parts all over the area, from Tintenbar to Maroochydore, and Toowoomba to Redland Bay. Now the sedan is on the road, where it was intended to be.

Click to zoom After fabrication of the chassis by Darren Silich the roller had the final fit-up & assembly by both Greg & old mate Darryl Kuhnemann - in whose workshop we see the frame here, some months back.

Click to zoom Those are American Stamping rails, with custom tube cross members. The diff is an 8" Ford drum brake jobby, fitted with a 3.5:1 gear set. The coil-overs are fully adjustable alloy units.

Click to zoom The low light in the gloaming doesn't detract from the appearance of the paint - it highlights the gloss.

Click to zoom This car looks great from any angle - even with a green hat.

Click to zoom Greg & Anita made a few trips down to Tintenbar, NSW to watch the trim come together, in the shop of Sid Jamieson.

Click to zoom The '32 looks great from any angle. It looks nothing like the wreck that arrived from Arizona, before Warren Wilkie got stuck into the body.

Click to zoom Every body part you see here, apart from the Rootleib hood and the Dales grille insert, is a  genuine 19 & 32 Ford part.

Click to zoom The front end is about as traditional as they get, with a 4" dropped axle held in place by a four bar set up, and dampened by Pete & Jakes. The steering box is from an HQ Holden.

Click to zoom The Chevy is a crate 350, with 4 bolt mains and lots of good bits. Fuel Injection is part of the plan for the future.

Click to zoom The Mazda seats and door cards are finished in an attractive, yet serviceable, vinyl.

Click to zoom The wheels seen here are 15" x 5", and 15" x 8" Halibrands, but Greg also has a set of American Tork-Thrust Ds for those days when Halibrands just won't cut it.

Click to zoom The Burnt Ochre colour is the same as Greg had on his last deuce, a roadster that we featured a while back.

Click to zoom Resting here in quiet repose, this deuce is built for running.

Click to zoom The tranny is a Turbo 700 overdrive auto - great for interstate runs.

Click to zoom Don't you wish that you had bought the basis for this car off the internet?

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