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Santa's New Ride: '32 Ford Hi-Boy . Made by Isaac. It's the beginning of the Holiday Season, and Santa's looking for something to replace the traditional Sleigh pulled by reindeer. He's come up with this: A customized 1932 Ford Model B, made into a sweet Hi-Boy (or Highboy) model, complete with red tinted windows, chrome red wheels, white and red color scheme, raked stance(with raised rear axle), giant exhausts, and a big-block Chevy V8 Engine, powered by magic of course. Happy Holidays! More to come ! . The Model B is a Ford automobile produced between 1932 and 1934. It is a much updated version of the Model A and was replaced by the Model 48. The B has an improved four-cylinder Model A engine of 201 cu in (3.29 L) displacement producing 50 horsepower (37 kW; 51 PS). Ford also produced a similar car with its new flathead V‑8 engine, marketed as the Model 18, and commonly simply called the Ford V‑8; other than the engine, it was virtually indistinguishable from the B. Although sharing a common platform, Model Bs and Model 18s came in a large variety of body styles: two-door roadster, two-door cabriolet, four-door phaeton, two-door and four-door sedans, four-door 'woodie" station wagon, two-door Victoria, two-door convertible sedan, panel and sedan deliveries, five-window coupe, a sport coupe (stationary softtop), the three-window Deluxe Coupé, and pickup. Prices ranged from US$495[1] for the roadster, $490 for the coupés, and $650 for the convertible sedan. Production totals numbered from 12,597 for the roadster to 124,101 for the two-door sedan. Ford sold 298,647 V8-powered 18s in 1932,[2] and except for the fact Ford could not keep up with demand, the essentially identical four-cylinder B would have been a sales disaster: dealers switched customers to them from the V8, and even then sold only 133,539,[3] in part because the V8 cost just US$10 more.[4] The Model 18 was the first low-priced, mass-marketed car to have a V8 engine, an important milestone in American automotive history. The 221 cu in (3.6 l) V8 was rated at 65 hp (48 kW) when introduced, but power increased significantly with improvements to the carburetor and ignition in later years. This engine choice was more popular than the four-cylinder, which was essentially a variant of the Model A engine with improvements to balancing and lubrication. In both models the fuel tank was located in the lower rear of the car, as is typical in modern cars, rather than in the cowl as in the Model A and late Model T, requiring Ford to include an engine-driven fuel pump rather than rely on gravity feed. The Ford V8 was also made by Ford in Britain in the 1930s. It was mildly re-styled and relaunched as the post-war Ford Pilot. Today, the 1932 Model B is highly collectible car and people will pay thousands of dollars to restore one to original specification. During the period after WWII, Model Bs and 18s were frequently altered into hot rods. This continued into the 1960s on a large scale, as noted in the hit song. Today, the roadster and coupé are the most sought after body styles, as these were popular for street rods and hot rods; unmodified examples have become rare. Since the 1970s, 1932 bodies and frames have been reproduced either in fiberglass or lately in steel, which has helped resolve sheetmetal shortages, and increased the number of rods being created or restored. These are often very expensive, and a typical show-quality car may sell for $60,000 or more. -Wikipedia


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