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1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe

The St. Paul Street Machine Nationals are kicking off this week, and we’re your best source for on the ground coverage. Editors from several of our Xceleration Media publications will be in attendance, and we have a booth setup for you to stop by and get your copy our latest print magazine. You can also see our Gearhead Giveaway winners for Street Rod Life, Power & Performance News, and Gearheads4Life.

The event is running from July 14th, through July 16th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. It is packed with burnout contests, autocross, a massive car show, dyno showdowns, a bikini contest, and more.

These Street Machine Nationals events are a celebration of horsepower and torque that brings out the baddest street cars from all around the country. Throughout the weekend, St. Paul will be overrun with high performance muscle cars, pro-touring cars, and street cars — and we’re going to be updating each day with coverage from all of the action.

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Check out our Gearhead Powerpack Giveaway winner Don Sorensen’s ’32 Ford:

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe

1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Vehicle Year/Make/Model: ‘32 Ford 3 window coupe


Frame: Dearborn Stamping rails, boxed and custom built by Tinman Fabrication.

Modifications: Boxed and reinforced with custom chromed spreader bar front and rear

Rearend / Ratio: 9 inch Ford 3:50 ratio

Rear Suspension: Pete & Jakes coilovers with triangulated 4 bar

Rear Brakes: 11-inch Ford drums

Front Suspension: All chrome or polished stainless steel hardware, chrome dropped I-Beam with chrome Buggy spring

Front Brakes: Speedway Motors 11 inch disc brake kit for stock Ford spindles

Steering Box: Vega rebuilt by owner

Front Wheels: 15X6 American Racing Salt Flat Specials wheels

Front Tires: 185R60 X15 Firestone Indy 500 tires

Rear Wheels: 16X8 American Racing Salt Flat Specials wheels

Rear Tires: 265R70 X16 Firestone Indy 500 tires

Gas Tank: Stock 32 Ford


Engine: ’98 Chevy 350, roller cam, 4 bolt main

Heads: ’98 Chevy Vortec 350

Carb: Holley or Rochester Quadrajet carb.

Valve Covers: GM Chrome

Manifold: Edelbrock Performer intake

Ignition: GM HEI

Headers: Stainless shorty

Exhaust: Ceramic coated Mandrel bent 2.25 inch tubing with stainless Magnaflow mufflers

Transmission: 700R4

Shifter: Lokar

HP/Torque numbers:  Est. 325HP, 360 Torque


Style: Hiboy 3 window coupe, chopped top, suicide doors shaved door and trunk

Fenders: none

Hood: 4 row louvers

Grille: stock 32 Ford no crank hole

Bodywork / Paint By: Unique Body and Paint, Blaine MN

Paint Type / Color: Urethane /Viper red/pin striping and flames

Headlights: Stock 32 Ford / Taillights:  1950 Pontiac/ blue dots

Mirrors: Custom


Dashboard: Custom gauge panel

Gauges: Stewart-Warner speedometer, Tach, volt, oil pressure, water temperature.

Air Conditioner: Vintage air

Stereo: Alpine with Infinity speakers

Steering Wheel: Lecarra wood and aluminum

Steering Column: Ididit

Seats: ’04 Jaguar type S buckets leather with 8 way power with heat and lumbar

Upholstery By: Yellow Dog

Material / Color: Vinyl/leather Black

Carpet: Black

Misc: Trunk fully upholstered, Walker heavy-duty radiator/electric fans