Bill Cheek’s White-Hot ’32 Ford Three-Window Coupe
Don’t let the stark white paint on Bill Cheek’s ’32 Ford three-window coupe fool you. There’s nothing plain or sedate about this hard-charging hot rod Deuce!
First of all, check out that dramatic big ’n little tire-and-wheel combo comprised of massive 16×10-inch ET rears sporting Firestone dirt track rubber paired with skinny 15×4-inch American Rebel fronts wrapped in 135/15 Firestone rubber. They support a frame built by Steadfast Manufacturing with all the choice parts: 5-inch dropped beam axle, hairpins, Winters quick-change rearend, and So-Cal disc-in-a-Buick-drum brakes. Even better is what’s between the frame rails: a legendary Chevy 409 built by C2 Competition using dual four-barrel carbs, aluminum heads from Bob Walla Racing, MSD ignition, and plenty of polish and detail. It’s backed by a 200-4R transmission.
The Brookville body sports a heavy top chop by Steadfast and all the massaging necessary to get the gaps tight and the panels well aligned. Jeff Ludwig at Ludwig’s Custom Auto gets credit for the bodywork and that bright Sikkens white paint, which is augmented with subtle engine-turned silver scallops on the grille shell. Blue Relicate leather was stitched in a classic style by Bux Customs inside, where you’ll also find Vintage Air and a Limeworks Crestliner wheel atop the Ididit column.
If you thought white hot rods couldn’t have the same attitude as black ones, this killer coupe is sure to change your mind!
Photos by Jason Lubken & Todd Ryden