Building a 1932 Ford pickup
Follow us as we document how father and son made a Deuce Ford rust bucket into a gorgeous ride using a Hypertherm Powermax®. This family team is composed of Skip and Clayton Gould, two Hypertherm associates who have a passion for building their own hot rods.
Clayton describes how he and his father started to work on cars together:
“My father has been working on cars since he was kid in high school. My grandfather used to own an old “dirt-coupe” race car back in the late 50s that my father grew up working on. In addition, he built his first street rod at the age of 16 – a 1941 Ford convertible – followed up with a 1931 Model A 4-door a couple years later. In the 70s, my father went to work at a local garage while continuing to follow his desire to work on cars. In 1976, he rebuilt a 1935 Ford pickup he dragged out of the woods at a neighbor’s house. In 1992, he purchased his first Deuce, a 1932 5-window coupe with a flat head and 9-inch rear end. After a couple of years of simply running it, he “tore” it down and completely refinished it – complete with a new paint job and Chevrolet 350 power plant. This car remains his top pride and joy as he drives it throughout the summer and fall season. Another finished street rod that he built is a 1930 Ford Sport Coupe that has been converted into a roadster (mainly because someone had cut the roof off prior to him purchasing it). This project is where I started to get involved in street rodding. I started off by helping him finish the body, paint it and final assembly. This car was completed in 2007 and he still owns and drives it on a regular basis.”