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Shack Attack Deuce

Shack Attack Deuce


The car is a 1932 Ford Dearborn Deuce hot rod roadster with a big-block Chevy V-8 that's owned by Jim Shackleford of Green Bay, Wisc.  "Shack" - as he is better known around Green Bay - has built a number of cars for the new Automobile Gallery that will be opening there in Feb. 2016.  When Shack builds a hot rod, he attacks the ordinary and takes the build to a super high level of finish.

On its website, Dearborn Deuce (, the manufacturer of this replica 1932 Ford convertible body lists 17 reasons that hot rod builders should use the Dearborn Deuce body.  They point out that most replica Ford bodies for hot rodders, whether fiberglass or steel, are sold as "bare bodies".  They do not come with all the equipment a hot rod will actually need in order to be a completely outfitted body.  A Dearborn Deuce Convertible™ body, however, comes fully equipped. This body includes a hidden convertible top and power windows in a car that builders can completely close to the weather.

All the necessary pieces are fitted to the body at the time of assembly.  That is one rason why a Dearborn Deuce Convertible body is priced at $24,500.  On top of this basic cost for the complete body package, a car builder must add the cost of the engine, drive train, front and rear suspensions, and various other parts that make a kit into a car.

Jon Lewis joined Shackleford in building this particular Dearborn Deuce.  It features a completely disappearing convertible top, a banjo steering wheel, golden tan leather upholstery, Classic Instruments vintage style gauges, power door locks, light orange body finish and yellow ghost flame graphics.

The car is powered by a 454-cid Chevy big-block V-8 with dual four-barrel carburetors.  It has a Weiand intake manifold, chrome air cleaner, braided coolant hoses.  Billet valve covers and various bright metal dress-up parts.  The overhead valve engine has a bore and stroke of 4.25 x 4.00 in. and a 10.25:1 compression ratio:  It puts out about 345 hp at 4400 rpm and 500 lbs.-ft torque at 3000 rpm.

The car has power steering, power brakes, a high-tech sound system, and power door locks.  It is in exceptional condition with perfect paint and runs like a clock.  The detailing on everything from the hood vents to the headlamps is amazing and the engine compartment is also highly detailed.  It is definitely an attack on the hum-drum of ordinary life and it turns heads wherever it's seen.