1932 Ford Victoria Wins Great 8 Trophy
Nobody was more excited to get the Great 8 Award than Deb Becker on Friday when the BASF Great 8 Award team made their rounds. Few people have ever jumped that high. Then she hugged her husband Phil Becker who only seemed calmer. They were flying high knowing that their 1932 Ford Victoria was a step closer to their goal of winning a Ridler Award.
The Becker Family named their 1932 Ford Victoria “Legacy.” Phil said he has owned the car for the past 45 years. It is, after all, still an all original steel Ford using Henry’s orignal steel panels and many other components. In a competition where every part of these customs is usually re-fabricated, this all-steel car should stand out. But it gives no quarter to innovation.
The builder is Dave Lane from Fast Lane Rod Shop in Donahue, Iowa. The paint was done by Adam and Tyler Krause out of Manteno, Illinois using Axalta paint, and the interior was by Schober’s Custom Hot Rod Interiors from Newark, Illinois.
Here is a video interview with Phil telling us all about how his Legacy was built. (Click the video window to hear the interview.)
The motor is a 350 ci small block Chevy, with Ferrari injection linkage, one-off valve covers, and one-off stacks which serve as air cleaners. The hood is a 4-piece cover which he says fits very well. They used a ’39 Lincoln dash and center gauge with every element remade to fit the smaller area. A ’39 Lincoln Zephyr steering wheel was remade slightly smaller in circumference. The seats actually use the guts of the original 1932 seats. The rear valance was refabricated nicely.
Here is a slide show of detailed photos on the Becker Family Legacy:
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