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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

1937 Ford Custom Roadster 350 V8 - Street Rod For Sale (Click Here)


Face it—orange is cool. It's different than the expected black or red covering so many hot rods but it's a classic look nonetheless. While any color laid down by Stacey Greene of XRODS would have looked good on this Downs '37 body, orange simply suits the lines!

You're wise to want to know where this car was built and by whom. We can satisfy you on both accounts. XRODS in Murfreesboro, TN, has been cranking out top shelf stuff for years and their customers have the trophies to prove it. We also have a STACK of receipts, including a four page summary of parts used down to a 67 cent fuel pump gasket. The total investment (not including the time it took to wait for it to get built) was a touch over $80,100. Compare that to the twenty grand the guy down the street spent on the car he's trying to sell!

Downs Manufacturing makes some of the best fiberglass bodies in the business, and they'll sell you just about any combination of parts you can think of to get just the car you want. They started with the standard '37 roadster shell, added in their upgraded chassis with a Currie Enterprises-built Ford 9” rear and a TCI independent front suspension with polished front end parts and chromed springs. They added power windows to the standard-opening doors, the trick tilt forward hood setup, convertible top mechanism with stainless rods and oak bows, front and rear fenders, a billet aluminum grille, tri-bar headlights and more. Billet Specialties SLX-35 wheels, 17x7 front and 20x8.5 rear, wearing 215/45 and 245/40 BFGoodrich Gforce T/A tires, respectively, anchor all four corners in style. Greene and crew smoothed the body and shot the color before putting it all together, and they did an excellent job. Falling for orange yet?

Pop open either of the doors with the Dakota Digital keyless entry kit and slide in. Top stitchers at Hot Rod Interiors by Chuck in Mooresville, NC, did a bang-up job on the cloth top and leather interior. They cut down, modified and covered Chrysler Cirrus seats into what you see here, and they're as comfortable as OEM while looking killer! Creature comforts abound from the Sony CD player hidden in the back panel to a complete Vintage Air heat and A/C combination unit to power windows to the chromed tilt column. A full set of VDO gauges in the wraparound dash give you all the information you need while the Hurst shifter, Billet Specialties steering wheel and aluminum pedal set offer control with comfort. The glass is new and scratch free; a pair of 6.5” Polk Audio speakers allowing plenty of sound with style. This is a world class interior in a high class ‘rod!

Open the hood (the tilt setup never fails to impress) and find a brand new GMPP 350ci crate engine front and center. Rated at 290hp it seamlessly combines power with drivability in the lightweight 'glass body. There's a Professional Products intake up top holding an Edelbrock carb and air cleaner, an Edelbrock water pump on the front and Hedman shorties on the sides. A Griffin radiator and AFCO fan handle cooling duties. The motor and valve covers are color matched to the body to tie everything in. Trick brackets hold the accessories tight with a serpentine belt system in true street rod fashion. The wiring’s tucked away, the motor fires immediately—what more could you ask for?

Check out the super detailed chassis that’s covered in orange from tip to tail. The upgraded frame with TCI components hosts an adjustable coil over suspension at all four corners, an independent front suspension up front and the Currie-built 9” with 3.70 gears hung on a four link out back. There are disc brakes in the front and drums out back, run by a power booster at all four corners. Rack and pinion steering with power assist is up front and a Rossler-built 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission is in the tunnel. New stainless fuel lines run from the Tanks, Inc. stainless steel tank out back to the motor while more stainless lines carry brake fluid. Shorty headers feed the polished stainless 2.5” dual exhaust system with Borla mufflers and fat stainless tips to give off a great sound.

Cool and classic this ’37 is a vision in orange. Step up to something different than the run-of-the-mill red 32’s you see everywhere—this car’s ready to show and go! We see a lot of street rods, and this one is better than 99% of them … don’t wait!

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