A lot of folks figure that building a first-rate rod is as easy as taking parts out of a box and bolting them together. Well, the truth is, to get something that looks and drives as well as this 1934 Ford pickup takes equal parts skill, determination, and a big pile of cash.
Vintage trucks are red-hot right now, and although this one sports a fiberglass body, it has a classic look that everyone finds appealing. Sure, it's been stretched here and chopped a bit, but the look is clearly 1930s Ford, ranging from the painted radiator shell to the visor above the windshield to the elegantly ducktailed rear fenders. Finish quality is extremely good on this one, with ultra-straight surfaces, excellent gaps, and PPG black paint that looks as dark as midnight in a cave. It offers a few unique details, including the dropped bar with oversized headlamps, a cowl vent, and a cool tubular bumper out back that's been left unfinished. The steel bed offers an oak floor, complete with a storage box, and it's beautifully finished for show.
The interior is a completely custom job, exceptionally well-crafted using black and orange leather for fantastic driver's environment. The bench seat has been contoured to be supportive on long drives, and the matching side and door panels give it a wrap-around feel that was notably absent in the original Ford design. A traditional flat dashboard has been filled with Ford Motorsport gauges that use suitably vintage-looking faces for effect and mirror the curve of the instrument panel with their placement. The firewall is a neatly finished piece that hides the wiring and business end of the interior, and a tilt steering column makes it easy to get comfortable in the surprisingly spacious cab. And yes, it's a real vehicle, complete with heater and defroster, functioning windshield wiper, and an AM/FM/CD stereo system that fills the cab with music.
That steel hood doesn't need sides because you'll want to show off the Chevy small block crate motor underneath. Using Z/28 style finned valve covers is a great move because they're out where everyone can see them, and the ceramic-coated block-hugger headers tuck in neatly just underneath. An Edelbrock carb and intake helps make horsepower, while the exhaust system is a tubular work of art that has to be seen to be believed. A TH350 3-speed automatic feeds a Ford 9-inch out back, and the entire chassis has been custom fabricated. The front suspension is comprised of upper and lower A-arms with coil-over shocks, while that 9-inch hangs on a traditional 4-link setup. It sits right thanks to many hours of adjusting everything until it was just right-another one of those things that is a lot harder than it looks-and those vintage-looking aluminum wheels wear a proper big-n-little set of BFG radials.
Altogether, there are hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars tied up in this awesome rig, and it proves the adage that quality matters. Call today!
This vehicle is located in our Atlanta, GA showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.