Published January 19, 2014
| Road & Track
For hot rodders, no prewar platform is more sought-after than the 'Deuce Coupe'—Ford's two-door 1932 5-Window phenomenon. Trouble is, after 82 years, getting your mitts on one (much less an example worth building around) can be challenging even for the avid scrapyard dog. Fortuitously, the fine folks from Dearborn have announced that the hotrod icon is officially returning: New 1932 Ford 5-Window Coupe body shells will now be available through the Blue Oval's Component Sales arm.
According to Ford, these '32 Coupe reproductions are exclusively licensed to United Pacific Industries, which rolled out a flawless 5-Window replica at SEMA 2013. Each shell is stamped from virgin metal, then welded and assembled using modern manufacturing techniques. This, along with supplementary rustproofing, keeps the new Deuces from warping and wearing as the decades roll past—ideal for builders, though we do love a good 5-Window rat rod. Each part comes with an official Blue Oval tag.
Ford doesn't have its own prices for the '32 5-Window body up yet, but you can expect to pay around $20,000 for a steel United Pacific Industries shell. Of course, you'll still need a decent frame to build off of, plus a 327-cid small-block should you want to relive all those John Milner American Graffiti fantasies.