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Thursday, August 13, 2009

1928 Ford (USA) Model A Steel Tudor 355 - Hot Rod For Sale (Click Here)


In a world full of fiberglass cars, steel stands out, and real vintage pieces do so even more. Now, we’re not advocating that people rap on the sides of this beautiful ’28 but there’s a certain reverence towards metal bodies on hot rods and original VIN tags in the door jambs. Cool orange on the outside, gorgeous tan leather on the inside this freshly built, old school-inspired, original Ford-built Tudor is an outsized classic.

The chopped top is the first thing you notice, along with the lowered stance. The roof was lowered three inches and kept all Ford thanks to a now-topless ’64 station wagon. The floorboards were replaced with 14 gauge sheet-metal while the firewall was pushed 5 inches back. 3” Wide wheel tubs went into the body to clear modern rubber. Brookville Rods supplied the new louvered front fenders, ’32 style grille shell, stainless grille insert as well as front fenders and running boards which lead into Bebop rear fenders. Dietz 6” lamps hang from a stainless headlight bar up front while 1939 style tails are in the rear fenders. Brand new bronze-tinted safety glass was installed all around, while the side windows front and rear are powered. Center Line 17” Warrior wheels are wrapped in Toyo 205/45 front and 235/65 tires work with the slammed stance and chopped top for the low look. PPG Monarch Orange paint and tasteful pin-striping was applied after a thorough blocking and fitting to produce the result you see here.

Open the door and sit inside on the very comfortable recovered Pontiac Fiero seats done in synthetic leather. The door panels and kick panels are also covered in the same soft stuff while the floors have very nice tan carpeting. Auto Meter vintage series gauges rest in the Brookville ’32 steel dash and tilt column (both painted a newer Toyota interior color) while a Lecarra steering wheel and Lokar shifter, brake and gas pedal assemblies are your main controls. There’s a Vintage Air heating/cooling unit with dash mounted controls and vents, new Ford sill plates, a modified Dodge Shadow rear seat and all new wiring. An Alpine stereo in the custom overhead console belts out tunes to discreetly mounted speakers. Again, there’s nothing groundbreaking going on in here—it’s the craftsmanship which stands out.

Release the latches, lift the steel hood and place it on the original style flip out holder. That’s a rebuilt, modern center bolt 355ci Chevy mill wearing a polished Edelbrock intake with an Edelbrock 650cfm carb. A Mallory distributor fires through Taylor wires hidden under billet holders which match the detailed billet valve covers and air cleaner. The block is orange to match the car while the water pump, alternator and accessory brackets are chromed. A Walker radiator takes care of heat while ceramic coated block hugger headers expel fumes downward. The motor starts and runs without fuss and the transmission shifts smoothly—this is a cruiser car with room to spare!

Underneath you’ll find plenty more detailing to the Outlaw chassis and components. The front end, oil pan and transmission pan are chromed while most other major components are body color orange. There’s a Turbo 350 transmission in the tunnel sending power back to a Ford 9” rear hung on a four link setup. Coil-over shocks reside at all four corners for ride height adjustment while the dual exhaust with Flowmasters and Megs tips lives to provide the soundtrack. Dual fuel tanks offer a great cruising range in a low package. Rack and pinion steering makes for safe lane changes while the big front disc/rear drum hauls the car down to a stop with ease. This Model A might just be more comfortable to use than your everyday driver!

If you were looking for a cool ride you’ve found it. If you’re looking to stand out in a field of fiberglass then steel is the only way to go. With its glowing orange finish, excellent mix of mechanicals and gorgeous interior this is a car well worth owning. Superb customs are the hot investment right now, and this is going to stay that way thanks to its classic appearance and real Ford steel body!

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