P-32 was a personal project of Chip's, an homage to rat rods and the design elements of WWII era warplanes. Chip always wondered, what if a pilot returned from the war and missed his plane so much that he built a hot rod to emulate his old aircraft? So began his first thoughts related to P-32. Not until Chip had a break from the Overhaulin' show was he able to customize this distinctive vehicle.

Starting with a '32 Ford and a Brookville body, Chip made certain body mods in order to achieve a lower stance. He also lengthened the doors 2 inches, taking 2 inches out of the quarters. All the stitch marks, hammer marks and welds were left untouched, just as they did when they made repairs to warplanes being serviced during war time.

A flathead Lincoln V-12 provides the power and the exposed exhaust manifold tips are modeled after those of a P40. A custom nosepiece and olive drab paint meant to match aircraft primer continue the aviation theme. The interior even features bomber seats from an actual B-17!

Perhaps the most obviously unique Foose custom, this vehicle is owned by Chip Foose of Foose Design and can often be seen on display at his shop in Huntington Beach, California.
Owner: Chip Foose
Vehicle: 1932 Ford Highboy Roadster


Frame / Manufacturer: '32 Ford / Deuce Factory
Wheelbase: 112"
Rearend / Ratio: Halibrand QC w/ '36 Ford housing
Rear Suspension:'36 'bones
Rear Brakes:'39 Lincoln by Andy Wallin
Rear Shocks:'36 Ford
Front Suspension:'32 Ford dropped axle w/ '36 'bones
Front Brakes: '39 Lincoln by Andy Wallin
Front Shocks:'36 Ford
Master Cylinder:1932 Ford
Steering: Custom Steering Set-up by Chip Foose
Front Wheel Make, Size:'32 Ford, 18"
Rear Wheel Make, Size:'32 Ford, 18" widened
Front Tire Make, Size:Motorcycle Tires
Rear Tire Make, Size:Firestone built by Coker 700R18
Gas Tank: Moon w/ Moal gas cap


Make: 1939 Lincoln V-12
Displacement: 292 cubic inches


Make:1939 Lincoln side-shift
Shifter:Custom w/ Bakelite knob


Body Style / Material:1932 Ford Roadster, Brookville Body reshaped by Chip Foose / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Brookville Roadster
Body Mods: Rear wheel well raised, reshaped cowl, doors lengthen 2", custom hood and nose piece
Hood:Aluminum by Marcel's Custom Metal Shaping
Grille:1935 Chevy insert
Bodywork:Foose Design Team
Headlights / Taillights:None / Custom bullet


Dashboard:1938 Lincoln
Insert / Gauges: 1938 Lincoln
Stereo / Speakers:N/A
Air Conditioning:N/A
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: Red Bakelite Lincoln
Steering column:1948 Ford
Seats:B-17 Bomber Pilot and Navigator Seats
Material / Color:Naugahhyde / Black
Carpet: None
Other interior items:Aircraft Seatbelts<