Todd Stamm’s 1932 Ford Tudor
There’s no substitute for rare vintage parts when building a traditional-style hot rod, and Todd Stamm’s Deuce Tudor has more than its share. It was the only Flathead-powered rod in the Goodguys 2021 Tanks Inc. Hot Rod of the Year Top Five and earned well-deserved accolades for its pedigreed parts list.
This was another build by Hot Rod Garage, where the modified Deuce frame was fitted with an early Mor-Drop filled axle, ’34 Ford wishbones, lever shocks, and a buggy spring rear suspension holding a Halibrand quick-change rearend. It rolls on 16-inch ’39 Ford wide five wheels backed by Lincoln disc brakes.
The focal point is the ’48 Ford Flathead outfitted with ultra-rare Grancor (Granatelli Corporation) heads and a matching Grancor intake with triple Stromberg carbs. Custom stainless headers and a Vertex magneto are also part of the package, along with a ’39 Zephyr transmission and Mitchell overdrive.
The body’s top was chopped 3½-inches in front and 3-inches in the rear, the gas tank was relocated, and other nips and tucks were executed before the PPG Washington Blue paint was applied. The cabin is a tour de force of detail, from the aluminum floors and gauge panel, to the custom Classic Instruments gauges, cloth wiring, and beautiful Chuck Rowland Relicate leather upholstery.
Expertly built and full of detail, Stamm’s Tudor proves that sedans can be every bit as cool of hot rods as roadsters and coupes.
Photos by John Jackson & Steven Bunker