RECENTLY COMPLETED '34, PETE & JAKE CHASSIS, CRATE 350 V8, 700 R4, 4-DISC BRAKES
If you like the looks of the '34 Ford roadster, but would like something a little more user friendly under all situations, this nasty suede cabriolet might fit the bill. It offers a traditional hi-boy look, small block Chevy power, and a gorgeous interior, plus the convenience of decent weather protection.
The body is, of course, fiberglass (Gibbons), but these days that's no demerit, especially when someone else has already done all the sanding and fitting for you. The cabriolet body style offers the same open-air good looks as the roadster, but with the added benefit of roll-up windows, so you can take it anywhere, anytime without worries. The original-style suicide doors have been shaved and pop open with the touch of a button, and without fenders, it has the same no-frills hi-boy look that makes '34 roadsters so popular. Fit and finish are well done, and the satin black paint is a very refreshing change from the usual reds and gloss blacks you see at every show. Clearly someone had another mission in mind when putting this car together, one that focused on usability as well as a traditional look. A simple hood that shows off the engine, a custom grille insert, and low-mounted '39 Ford taillights give it a unique look that neatly bridges tradition and function.
Tan vinyl convers the interior, further reinforcing this car's luxury-oriented personality with its upscale look. The bench is a custom piece that maximizes leg room and the rest of the interior was built around it. Door panels are simple affairs that warm things up and offer some visual interest without being over-sculpted and busy. The same stuff covers the dash, which is full of gorgeous vintage-style gauges from RPC, and there's a matching billet steering wheel on a tilt column. Power windows give you the kind of comfort and convenience items that will make roadster owners envious, especially with this car's great looks. The shifter is on the steering column to maximize interior space and the carpets are beautifully fitted and trimmed. Overhead there's a removable top that seals up far better than any folding top could, and there's a fully carpeted trunk with a rear-mounted battery.
A fresh 350 cubic inch Chevy V8 crate motor rated at 350 horsepower provides plenty of motive force, and it's famous for prodigious torque and an insane ability to rev. The engine bay is neatly arranged and easy to service, and thanks to a well-tuned Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, it starts easily and idles well, even when cold. HEI lights the fires and there's high-quality equipment throughout, from the headers to the custom oil pan, and the Pete & Jake chassis. With less than 1000 miles on the build, it's still fresh but all the bugs have been worked out and it drives great. Dual exhaust has a throaty rumble, and suspension offers a traditional dropped axles up front and a 4-link holding up a Ford 9-inch rear end. In between, there's a 700R4 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, making this a rod you can drive just about anywhere. Handsome and classic Torque Thrust wheels are in excellent condition and wear traditional-looking big-n-little rubber that vies the cabrio a nice rake.
Ultra-clean, comfortable, and packing a potent powertrain, this '34 Ford cabriolet is a no-compromises rod that over-delivers in every way. Call today!
- Removable Hard Top
- Tilt Wheel
- Vinyl Interior
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Power Windows
- Body Color
- Flat Black
- Body Style
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
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