Brandon McCullough’s 1932 Ford Roadster
Brandon McCullough says his dream was to build a “clean, simple, traditional 1932 Ford roadster I could take to the drag strip during the day – and nice enough to take my wife to dinner in the evening.” Thanks to his good friend Jason Smith of the Hot Rod Garage and the support of his wife, Martha, that dream was fulfilled.
The project started with a chassis from Blackboard Hot Rods with a dropped and drilled Super Bell front axle, Halibrand quick-change rear, ’40 Ford brakes with drilled backing plates, and 16-inch Ford front wheels paired with 18-inch Divco wheels out back. The traditional vibe was maintained with a Keith Harp-built 327c.i. Chevy small block topped with ’59 Corvette dual quads and backed by a T5 five-speed with a ’39 Ford shifter arm.
The Brookville roadster body got some subtle tricks like custom sills, louvered hood tops and deck lid, and a lengthened dash before Jason applied the PPG Bozworth Red paint. Brian Willingham built the top and Aaron Lawrence built the seat, which was covered in Symphony Vintage vinyl by Fast Al’s Interiors. Stewart Warner wings gauges were used to fill the original Hollywood gauge panel.
Brandon says building the roadster was a great experience but driving it and building friendships have been even better. That’s what hot rodding is all about!
Photos by John Jackson