CAL-RODS NOVEMBER 2017 FEATURED CAR
written by Ron Merry
Owners: Joe & Joyce Rode
YEAR: 1932 MAKE AND MODEL: HI-BOY ROADSTER
UPHOLSTERY: GREY LEATHER
ENGINE: 302 FORD
REAR END: 9” FORD
WHEELS: BILLET SPECIALTY WITH KNOCK-OFFS
I’m sure you've seen this beautiful bright red Hi-Boy at car shows or at a Cal-Rods meeting because it’s hard to miss.
The Wescott body has a metal hood and side panels, a Don Fink billet grill, and sits on a TCI custom frame.
Interestingly, it’s a Ford-powered Ford. The 302 Ford Engine is topped by a B & M mini-blower, followed by an automatic transmission, then on to a 9” Ford rear end with disc brakes.
Up front is a Kugel independent front end with disc brakes.
Smoothing out the ride are coil-over gas shocks.
The bright red paint is accentuated by the removable black top that helps keep Joyce’s hair from getting messed up.
The car has been driven to Bakersfield and to Palm Springs, but is trailered when taking longer trips..
This great looking ’32 is another example of the many fine cars in the Cal-Rods fleet of cars.