Expected to Debut at SEMA
Larry Jewett - August 15, 2012 10:06 AM
The iconic Goodguys ’32 Ford sedan logo car is being cloned. It won’t happen in a laboratory, but through work being done by custom car builder Dave Kindig of Kindig-It Design in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kindig and his team have already spent months building the “new” Goodguys ’32 sedan, readying it for its grand debut at this year’s SEMA show October 30-November 2 in Las Vegas. The car will be featured in the Goodguys SEMA booth on Hot Rod Alley as well as at the HRIA Industry Awards Reception Wednesday, October 31.
The car, a cartoonish tribute to Gary Meadors’ bright yellow sedan (which has been the official Goodguys logo car since 1987), will serve as the Grand Prize Giveaway Car for the 2013/2014 Goodguys event seasons.
Like its predecessor, it’s an all-steel deuce tudor (donated by George Poteet) being built “hiboy” style by the Kindig-It team. 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 & Marine, Hughes transmission, quick change rear end from Speedway Engineering, Wilwood disc brakes on all four corners and Billet Specialties “altered” front wheels (18x4.5”) and “fuelies” (18x10”) out back.
“We wanted to give it the Kindig flare” said builder Dave Kindig. “Kind of make it cartoonish like the Goodguys logo designed way back when by Thom Taylor.”
Going from pen to torch is a Kindig specialty. Body mods will include a stretched nose, forward-leaning grille, 2 ½-inch 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 Interiors in Salt Lake City, Utah.
After its SEMA show debut this fall, the car will hit the road to be featured at 2013 and 2014 Goodguys National events before being given away at the Goodguys 2014 PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. For more, visit www.good-guys.com. To find out what’s happening at Kin Dig-It Design visit www.kindigit.com.