Home of the 1932 Fords

My NICKEL III, one of my last projects is finally done!  I'll keep the description short.  If you'd like to learn more about this, you can refer to the Hot Rod magazine, July 2015 issue.  They did a full coverage of the car and its history. 

I began this project over 35 years ago.  It has had ongoing changes with the help of many friends.  The two special things on the car is the hand made stainless steel top by Cass Nawrocki and the special 302 Ford experimental Hemi. 

My love affair of this style car started as a kid when I first saw Doane Spencer's car.  This car and Bob Morris' NICKEL I car inspired me to make my own.  Bob Everts purchased NICKEL I from me and then he built NICKEL II.  My design of the NICKEL III, with the help from Mike McKennett at Restorations and Reproductions, completes this NICKEL series. 

My '32 3-window I have had for quite a few years.  It's a no rust CA car. It has an original Ford body.  The car has hydraulic brakes, and I put in a '46-'48 flathead with speed equipment.  Also, it has big and little Firestone tires, 16-in. rims, and a dropped axel.  This is the way we used to do the cars when I was a kid, a long time ago, back in the '50s.  We used to scrounge parts from junkyards to build them.  See my pictures below.