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Summer job leads boy to 1932 Ford

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1932 Ford five-window coupe

Courtesy of Prestige MotorCar Photography

Lee Getzelman of Hampshire has been driving and modifying his 1932 Ford coupe since he was 16 years old.

Getzelman restored the Ford with the help of his father.

Courtesy of Getzelman family

New wheels and a DuPont Candy Blue paint job were the final touches.

An interior steel roll cage has replaced the original wood frame of the '32 Ford.

Getzelman fabricated the hood scoop out of fiberglass.

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Hard work always pays off -- just not always in the ways we expect. When a 13-year old Lee Getzelman started a summer lawn-care business, he thought he'd score some hard-earned cash. What he ended up with was this 1932 Ford coupe. "As a kid, I loved the car movies and especially 'American Graffiti,' " Getzelman said.
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    • 1932 Ford five-window coupe
    • Lee Getzelman of Hampshire has been driving and modifying his 1932 Ford coupe since he was 16 years old.
    • Getzelman restored the Ford with the help of his father.
    • New wheels and a DuPont Candy Blue paint job were the final touches.
    • An interior steel roll cage has replaced the original wood frame of the 32 Ford.
    • Getzelman fabricated the hood scoop out of fiberglass.
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