All Hot Rod, No Hassles - Specialty builder creates replica Ford ’32 Deuce Roadster.

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  1. TriShield

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    By ANDREW LUU
    (08:30 Jan. 16, 2004)

    WHEN YOU’RE A COMPANY like Hot Rods & Horsepower, which lives off building steel bodies for street rodders, creative minds are bound to wonder: “What if we built our own car?”

    That was the root of a decision to build a roadster and a partnership with Michigan-based specialty vehicle developer ASC Inc. By the middle of last summer a prototype was completed, and back from the automotive cemetery returned the 1932 Ford “Deuce.”

    Named for its historic precursor, the Dearborn Deuce Convertible is like a cryogenically frozen specimen that has been revived some 70 years later to reap the benefits of modern technology. Of course it’s a replica, though we don’t foresee many enthusiasts complaining about this hot rod icon getting another chance to ramble the back roads or show off between stoplights.

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    The Deuce looks the same as its forebear with its in-your-face grille and exposed wheels, but you can forget about planning your trips with one eye on the Weather Channel. This Deuce comes with a folding soft-top that disappears under a tulip-style lid, so getting caught out in the rain is no longer a concern. Hot Rods & Horsepower also builds a three-window Dearborn Deuce Coupe replica.

    Doors are lengthened 3.5 inches from the original design to ease access into the cabin and the seats are relocated two inches rearward for more legroom. The A-pillars are also redesigned, so its owners need not sacrifice the luxury of power windows, but the modification avoids compromising the ’32’s classic curved windshield and doors.

    You’ll have to wait until June before you can get your hands on your own Dearborn Deuce Convertible. Prices for the fully assembled and upgradeable bodies range from $18,500 to $20,000. So far, the Branford, Connecticut-based Hot Rods & Horsepower says it has orders for 100 cars. For more information, check out hotrodsandhorsepower.com.

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  2. thewise1

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    I think it would be so fucking :cool: to make special order cars :coold:
     
  3. CitznFish

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    I need to re-up my autoweek subscription..do they have any free offers that anyone is aware of?
     
  4. Josepi

    Josepi HA HA, I CHANGED MY AV

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    So it's ~20K for a rolling chassis?
     
  5. 93CivicEX

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    include a motor, or just a rolling chassis/body???
     
  6. a red heart

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    that car is sicc
     
  7. Bert

    Bert Where's the oscillator on this thing?

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  8. schuke

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    My friend just spent $300,000 building a non-convertible one of those :eek3:
     
  9. TriShield

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    It's a rolling chassis guys, whatever powers the car and everything else is up to the buyer.
     
  10. Bert

    Bert Where's the oscillator on this thing?

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    I hope the 5th zero is a typo. :eek:
     
  11. Bobby Ballsack

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    That is so fucking cool.
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    Id buy two beck spyders before I bought one of those shits.
     
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    that ROCKS.
     
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    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    :rolleyes: Nice sheetmetal screws holding down the plexi headlight covers and plexi side windows.:down:
     
  15. 4C FED

    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    Your plywood spoiler (held together w/sheetmetal screws) must look good on your car.
     
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    4C FED Ain't my GOD DAMN planet understand monkey-boy!

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    Ohh, does your pussy hurt now?
     
  17. ae86andkp61

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    Ummm...the original had visible screws or rivets holding the side windows and headlight covers down, too.
     
  18. Cue-Ball

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    That Deuce is bad ass. I was just looking at it earlier today. I wish they offered a turnkey model. If i could get a full fendered coupe for $27K i'd seriously consider buying one. Fuck practicality. That's just bad-ass. Plain and simple.
     
  19. 426Hemi

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    Ultima GTR's rock. Anyone see that deuce that Rad Rides made? AWD conversion. 0-60 under 3 secs. Now THAT rocks. They also made that 1200hp Biacayne (sp) called the Chicayne. 1200hp and still can get 17mpg, and was made to drive. They suposedly drove it like 1200 miles on the power tour with 0 problems.
     
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    Ditto :bigthumb:
     
  21. Wolf

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    That 32 isn't a rolling chassis. All you're buying is the body. You still have to provide the frame, suspension, and drivetrain.

    This is basically what you're getting:
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