1929 Ford Model A TuDor 'Patina' Hot Rod Conver-table
This Cult Movement started in California....maybe it's the influence of "Happy Day's" or the new Steampunk Movement but, there's a growing number of people daily who are 'over' "Trailer Queens", "Matching Numbers" and "Garage Pedestal Cars". Once again, we searched for almost a year and finally found.....another fabulous "Patina Rod". One that stands-out heads and shoulders above the norm.... a 'Unique Car' that reeks of personality and will be the Hit of any Car Show. We, personally, have found car's like this get more 'attention' from the crowds or, at the curb than anything we have ever owned/showed. Even when parked next to one our PERFECT Showcars.
This Rod is an original example of an original (titled), rust-free 1929 Ford Tudor Sedan transformed into a Rolling Work of Art.... Customized and mounted with a modern drivetrain so, one has The Best of Both Worlds. We seek out the First Cabin Build's by Professionals. This one, by Award Winning Woodbury Rods & Cycles in Northern California. Essentially a 'new' car with an Old Body.... This entire body has been modified chopped 6" and channeled 4+" with all new door strikers and handles. All new floors were welded or riveted in, while the frame is fully boxed, with a pie cut front and stepped 16" in the rear by Professionals, just like a race car. The soft top is completely 'removable' hence we call it a "Convertable". This car is custom painted in 3 layers of color (Brown/Green/L.Brown) with the final result of 'Faux Rust'. It has a removable Soft Top. It is fitted with a 350 4 bolt-main & Competition Heads, Aluminum Manifold with 650 cfm Carb (resulting in 350+hp), but, in allegiance to it's Ford Heritage, the Valve Covers are Custom Cut/Fitted "MERCURY" units. The Custom Air Cleaner is built in a Steampunk Theme w/ vintage "Mercury" Metal Script*. The custom Headers are modified with a Motorcycle Muffler System. It carries a Fresh 400 Automatic Transmission with shift kit & Lokar Floor Shift, "A.C. " (Vintage Fan), Aluminum Radiator with Jack Daniels overflow bottle, All New custom-built Super Bell drilled Front Axle, Posie Spring w/ Pete & Jake Shocks, 1940 Ford-Style Front Brakes, Truck Drum Rear w/ Transverse Spring, while it carries a Ford 9" Rear Diff. totally rebuilt high for spirited Hi-Speed Highway Driving. It is even fitted with a Vintage "Sun Shield" Visor. This Rod has working Headlights (Hi/Lo Beam), and 3rd Stop/Tag Light. Plus, a full set of Lit Gauges to include; laughable original Speedo, Fuel, Oil and Temp. Old School Bias-Ply Wide Whitewall Tires are by Firestone on 15" Smoothies while the Seats are Custom Built Aircraft Seats with a Mexican Blanket Theme and Luxury Padding installed with Modern Matching Seatbelts. For Shows, we feature a Bandolier*, 1850 Colt Pistola*, Real Skull* & "Rust In Peace" Nameplate*. The Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel is Removable for even easier entry /egress and the Steering Column is Custom Made with a vintage Brass Mercury Badge. We have also added a few Emblems, Real Animal Stuffed Taxidermy Mascot*, yet, a touch of Class- like a Antique Bronze 'Mercury God' Mascot Gas Cap and a wealth of "Rusty Gold" items like a Rusty 40's Accessory Ashtray*, complete w/ Butts & 50's Motel Matches* and Rusty Lunchbox (which becomes The Glovebox)*. She even carries a matching Showcard for Car Shows. These are most often seen 'thrown together' in a backyard or Body Shop. This is not a Childish-Looking, Box of Bolts covered with Devil Heads, Gothic Dragons 'n Spears, it IS a safe, professionally built Hot Rod that has passed a California Safety Inspection. The ALL-Henry-Steel Rust-Free body comes from California and is one of the last restored / built by the Multiple Award Winning (now enjoying retirement) Woodbury Hot Rod's & Cycles, in Northern California. We added the rare, Old School Spinner Hubcaps w/Adapters, Custom 'Guide" Ambulance Tail Lights w/ LED update, Exterior 29 Ford Mirrors, Signal Lights, Vintage Decals, and more. This car is a dreamboat to drive... guaranteed to be another Car Show Winner. Now displayed in our Museum Collection REDUCED TO $32,500 OBO
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