Final Assembly and Upholstery for the Goodguys 2023/2024 Grand Prize Giveaway ’32 Ford Coupe
Let’s get this Deuce together! After finishing the paint work on the Goodguys Grand Prize Giveaway ’32 Ford coupe back in July, the team at Streamline Custom Designs was motivated, amped, and ready begin the final assembly process on this fantastic five-window hot rod. With momentum on their side, they dove in and started putting things together and brought Cody at Seams Impossible Interiors in to start working his magic on the interior, as well.
Reassembling the Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop chassis was pretty straightforward, and it looked better than ever going together with fresh finishes on all the parts, from the dropped front axle and JHRS radius rods, to the Winters quick-change rearend. Similarly, all the pieces on the Roush small-block Ford engine received their final paint and detailing prior to being reinstalled in the chassis. The team was also able to connect the new Holley ECU for the Borla EFI system so they could start dialing in all the details to make this engine run as good as it looks.
Once the body was back on the frame, things could really begin coming together inside. The floors and firewall were first lined with DEI Boom Mat to insulate the cabin from heat and noise, and then a variety of other components could be fit in place. This included the Vintage Air HVAC system mounted under the cowl, plus an American Autowire fuse panel, Kicker audio gear, and Optima battery installed behind the seat using a Detroit Speed aluminum mount. The painted dash was reassembled with its custom gauge bezel from Greening Auto Company, plus a custom set of ’42-’48 Ford RTX gauges from Dakota Digital. The Lokar shifter was bolted to the Bowler transmission, and a steering column, wheel, column drop, and turn signal switch from Limeworks were fitted in place, too.
Streamline called in Cody Nebeker at Seams Impossible Interiors to do the upholstery work on the coupe, and he really knocked it out of the park. Using leather, suede, and other materials from Apex Leather, Cody custom stitched upholstery for the WiseGuys bench seat, combining distressed leather with custom Gucci cloth inserts that incorporate a subtle “GG” logo. Custom door and side panels match the seat, while square-weave carpet was custom trimmed to finish the floor. Overhead there’s a suede headliner that really completes the cabin in fine style.
There are plenty of other details in this small cabin, including new interior door and window handles from United Pacific, a rearview mirror from Speedway Motors, glass from Auto City Classics, window seals from Steele Rubber, switches from So-Cal Speed Shop, and a complete sound system from Kicker consisting of a Bluetooth receiver, amp, and speakers.
We’re not giving away any spoilers by letting you know that the coupe made it safely to Columbus for the 25th Summit Racing Nationals in July, where it was unveiled to tremendous applause and delight from the gathered hot rodders and industry representatives. Needless to say, this is a really impressive hot rod that we can’t wait to show off and drive during the next year! Stay tuned for a full feature next month – we think you’re going to love it!
Photos courtesy Streamline Custom Designs & Seams Impossible Interiors