Look closely at this award winning ’31 Ford Sedan and you’ll find that the builders paid close attention to period-correct detail on this 2 year full body-off custom built hot rod.
Powered by a ’48 Mercury Flathead, bored .020 over and set up with a 9:1 ration with Offenhauser heads, dual Stromberg 97’s, beehive oil filter, custom copper Jet-Hot coated Lake-style headers with internal mini mufflers, converted to 12 volt using an old-style generator and mated to a ’39 top loader 3 speed transmission and ’48 Ford 3:71 rear end.
The chassis was boxed, smoothed and Z’d 8 inches in the rear and stepped up 3 inches in the front with a drilled I-beam axle. Steering is from a ’41 Ford and uses a ’49 Ford Prefect banjo steering wheel.
The body was channeled 4 inches and the top chopped 6 inches, featuring a ’32 Ford grill with a custom aluminum radiator. Finished in ’54 Plymouth “San Diego Gold”, pin striping by Voo Doo Larry Grobe and sitting on 16 inch spoked wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich Silvertown wide whitewalls. The custom interior is finished in a 2″ pleat and roll to complete its period look.
This car won 1st place in its category at the Detroit Autorama and was the cover car of the December 2008 Street Rodder Magazine with a four page feature article in that issue. A copy of that magazine comes with the car, as does a photo of the car with the “King of Chop” Gene Winfield and his autograph from when he represented the car in 2014.