ALL-STEEL STREETROD, CRATE 350 V8, 4BBL, DUALS, R134 A/C, RUNS/DRIVES GREAT!!
There are just certain body styles that seem to be timeless, no matter how they're built. Most of them are Fords, from the '32 roadsters, to the '34 3-window coupes, to cars like this 1941 Ford coupe. Built several years ago, the great Ford shape just never goes out of style, and when you build a rod, it's almost impossible to go wrong when you start with one of these.
Although there are now companies building fiberglass bodies with chopped tops and laid back windshields, this one remains pretty much as they designed it back in 1941. The grille is a three-piece affair that's clearly related to the ground-breaking 1940 models, and you can spot this one from a mile away and still know what it is. Workmanship is very good, and the panels line up well, from the big pointed hood to the doors, to that clamshell trunk lid, which can be notoriously difficult to fit. There was undoubtedly a lot of time invested in block sanding the panels before any of the black paint was sprayed, and the end result is a straight, clean coupe that looks great from any angle. Not perfect, but more than good enough to show with pride just about anywhere. Original trim looks great against the black paint, including the aforementioned grilles, factory bumpers, and polished stainless moldings that stretch from nose to tail.
The freshly stitched interior provides first-class accommodations for five. The seats have been covered in gray vinyl that offers upscale looks and original style, and it's still just as comfortable as it was decades ago. Door panels have been created to match, and a new headliner was added overhead, giving the inside of this coupe a bright, airy feel. The original steel dash has been retained and painted to match the body, including the woodgrained insert that runs from end to end. The factory gauges are showing their age and an auxiliary gauge was added under the add-on A/C unit which blows nice and cold. The original steering column still carries the factory Ford wheel, so the driving experience is pretty authentic, even with the upgrades. An AM/FM/CD stereo has been cleverly hidden behind the center dash panel where the original radio once lived. In back, the trunk has been fully insulated to keep it comfortable and quiet, and uses a rubber mat as original, as well as a matching spare assembly.
You won't have any worries on a journey like that either, thanks to a venerable 350 cubic inch crate engine, a powerplant that's legendary for its reliability and power. These engines have already proven themselves to be strong, easy to service, and if you want upgrades, they're just a phone call away. Topped by an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, it breaks no new ground, but it's plenty powerful and totally reliable. Ram's horn exhaust manifolds feed a true dual exhaust system with glasspack-style mufflers, so it sounds retro but isn't overpowering on the road. Underneath, the chassis is still mostly 1941 Ford, including the rigid front axle and transverse leaf springs at both ends. We even believe that's the original 3-speed manual transmission, which has somehow been attached to the Chevy powerplant, so it feels quite authentic. Cool steel wheels add an old-school feel and carry 205/70/15 blackwalls for a purposeful look.
Nicely finished and built to cruise, this 1941 Ford coupe is able to drive effortlessly across the country, and still draw eyes at the local cruise-in. A nice car at a great price. Call now!
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Air Conditioning
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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