SEMA Feature Vehicle: Don Lindfors' 1932 Ford Roadster Pickup
Traditional hot rods are timeless, and that's exactly what drew us to the Pertronix booth to check out this vibrant 1932 Ford roadster pickup. The pickup features an excellent hot rod stance, a cool color combination and a very distinct Boss 351 power plant. The Cleveland based Ford engine features 8-Stack fuel injection that looks like vintage Weber carburetors, and it's backed by a Ford top-loader 4-speed manual transmission and a Winters quick-change rear end. Don built this truck in his head back in the '70s, as a college student, who made a living playing drums. The colors, the engine, and even wheel combination were items that he'd dreamed up in the '70s, and it's amazing how well they blend into the modern day hot rod world, more than 45 years later. Don built this recreation of his youthful day dreams by using a Brookville steel body, Brookville frame rails and a bunch of goodies to tie it all together. Most importantly, he called Coker Tire when it came time to put the rubber to the road, and he went with a classic combination of 165R15 front runners and 255/70R15 rear tires. He mounted them to old school American Torq Thrust five-spoke wheels, which also feature the big-n-little dimensions. Don's life as a hot rodder and an big player in the automotive aftermarket industry has put him in the postion to lay his hands on some pretty cool iron. But, the roadster pickup you see here has been a bucket list item for many years and it has finally come to life. Now that this little jewel is finished, he's going to take it on the show circuit and then drive the wheels (er, tires) off of it! Watch the video and learn even more about this hot rod pickup and what it took to build it!