The problem is the spec, or scripts prevents building 3.2.18 kernel for 32-bit. It does not cause problems for 64-bit. I can use the information from the previous discussion to try to hunt down the cause, but if someone already knows the answer, please help.
Sure enough, the information in the last post worked again. I'll go ahead and submit a modified rpm-pclinuxos-setup-build for testing, so that this particular problem will be solved for this use.