This 1931 Ford roadster pickup is a brand new build just completed in March 2014. It has about 1,500 miles on it currently and will continue to be driven until it is sold. No expense was spared in the build of this truck and it shows. It is currently a finalist in the running for Goodguys Street Rod Headquarters Truck of the Year (Early -- through '52). That alone is a testament to the caliber of this truck. The body is made by Brookville and is all steel including the fenders. The cab has a 3" stretch done by the manufacturer for comfort. Hundreds of hours in body work alone in this truck. The front section of the frame are original 31 rails that have been boxed and modified and the rear section is all custom. The wood in the bed was custom made for this project out of zebra wood, definitely one of a kind. Interior consists of a Rod Tops top and the upholstery is a deep red Jaguar leather over a Glide seat with storage underneath. Powered by a Chevy 350 small block topped with a trio of chrome 9-Super-7 carbs for a vintage look and feel. Runs smooth as glass. Backed by a TH350 trans with a Gennie shifter. A Ford 8" rear brings up the back. Runs cool in any weather, even in traffic. An MSD billet distributor fires it all off. Original style leaf spring up front and coil over suspension in the rear. Rides and drives fantastic. All Wilwood braking throughout, master underneath and discs all around. Entire truck is plumbed with stainless hardline and AN fittings for reliability. This truck is ready to be driven and only needs a new owner to do it.
- Original Ford Front Frame Section With Custom Rear Section
- Brookville Steel Body Stretched 3” For Comfort
- Steel Fenders, Running Boards and Bed with One-Off Zebra Wood Floor
- Coilover Rear Suspension
- Front Transverse Leaf Spring with 4 Link and Solid Axle
- Manual Rack and Pinion Steering
- Flaming River Tilt Column
- Wilwood 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
- Wilwood Manual Master Cylinder
- Stainless Steel Lines with AN Fittings Throughout
- Chevy 350 Small Block
- Ported Aluminum Bow Tie Heads
- Edelbrock 3x2 Intake Manifold
- Chrome Speedway 9-Super-7 Carbs with One –Off “Lakester” Fuel Line
- Billet Specialties Pulleys
- 120 Amp Internally Regulated Alternator
- Aeromotive Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Stainless Fuel Lines with AN Fittings Throughout
- MSD Billet Distributor
- Hedman Headers
- Stainless Exhaust with Flowmaster Hushpower Mufflers
- TH350 Transmission
- Gennie Shifter
- Ford 8” Rear with 3.55 Gears
- Glide Seat
- Deep Red Jaguar Leather Upholstery
- Auto Meter Cruiser Gauges
- Rod Tops Removable Top
- Battery Under Seat with Remote Disconnect
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