Danny Burroughs’ 1932 Ford Five-Window Coupe
All Goodguys 2021 Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of the Year contenders had miles put on them in Nashville, but Danny Burroughs was the only one to drive his car to the event – more than 750 miles from Texas, braving storms along the way! In fact, Danny has logged more than 6,000 miles on the Deuce five-window coupe since completing it last July at his business, Bruce’s Rod Shop.
Danny used original Ford frame rails as the basis for the chassis, which has a So-Cal front suspension, Super Bell dropped axle, and a Halibrand quick-change rearend. Massive 16×10-inch ET rear wheels and Firestone dirt track tires are paired with skinny Michelin-wrapped 15×4.5-inch American Rebel wheels in front. The healthy, well-dressed 468c.i. big block Chevy puts out 550hp and is backed by a Doug Nash five-speed.
Danny performed the 2¼-inch top chop and needed rust repair work before turning the fenderless coupe over to employee Bill Berry for final bodywork and the PPG Jeep Anvil paint. It was complemented by maroon Relicate leather upholstery inside, stitched by Phil Cato and augmented with a Bell steering wheel, Mullins column, and Auto Meter gauges.
Danny gives credit to his wife, Kay, and his family for their support, and says he’s blown away from the positive comments he’s had from other rodders about the five-window coupe.
Photos by John Jackson