A carrier pigeon flying west from Salt Lake City, Utah landed at Goodguys world headquarters today with a note and some pictures from our friends at Kindig-It Design. Dave Kindig and his talented team of builders and designers are deep into building the 2013/2014 Goodguys Grand Prize Giveaway Car – a modern day replica of the original Goodguys ’32 sedan.
Like its predecessor, it’s an all steel deuce tudor (donated by George Poteet) being built “hiboy” style. It will feature “Goodguys Yellow” PPG paint and similar graphics to those designed back in the 1980s by a young Chip Foose, who along with his father Sam built the original version for Meadors. Under the bright yellow exterior will be a Pinkee’s Rod Shop ’32 chassis with a pinched nose & bobbed rear, GM Performance Ramjet 350 featuring a custom intake from Arizona Speed, Hughes Performance transmission, quick change rear end from Speedway Engineering, Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners and Billet Specialties “altered” front wheels (18×4.5”) and “fuelies” (18x10”) out back.
Body mods will include a stretched nose, forward-leaning grille, 2 ½ “ chop, filled roof (from Waldon Sheet Metal), raised rear wheel wells, Kindig-It constant radius door hinges, custom built roll pan and floor panels from Direct Sheet Metal.
The interior will mirror the original version and includes one-off custom “Goodguys” edition gauges from Classic Instruments. Tea’s design “Posies” styled seats and a matching rear seat done in Tea’s light linen ultra leather will make for a comfy ride. All of the tedious upholstery and trim work will be handled by JS Custom Interior’s in Salt Lake City, Utah.
As you can see in these two current build photos – the GM Ramjet 350 is snugly tucked into the frame rails. The stretched hood and forward-leaning grill have been massaged into place and it looks awesome!
You can also see the amount of work being done to the interior dash and firewall. If you look closely you can see the trick one-off custom “Goodguys” edition gauges from Classic Instruments.