1931 FORD "WORLD OF WHEELS" RAT ROD
RAT ROD IS A NEWLY DEVELOPED NAME, BUT IT DESCRIBES AN AMERICAN POP CULTURAL ICON, A THROWBACK TO THE ORIGINAL MODIFIED STREET MACHINE- THE HOT ROD. A RAT ROD IS, QUITE SIMPLY, A HOT ROD IN IT'S PUREST FORM. THE HARDCORE HOT RODDER'S VEHICLE OF CHOICE. POPULARITY OF THIS STREET MACHINE HAS SKYROCKETED TO THE POINT THAT EVEN THE RENOWNED AUTORAMA SHOW IN DETROIT HAS A RAT ROD CLASS.
THE PROBLEM WITH THE EARLY RAT ROD RESTORATIONS WAS THAT THEY WERE SO BASIC AND BARE BONES, MOST REMAINED IN THE HANDS OF THE BUILDERS. THESE CLASSICS WERE OFTEN VERY UNCOMFORTABLE TO DRIVE, LACKING IN ANY FUNCTIONING ELECTRONICS, AND ALTHOUGH WONDERFUL TO LOOK AT, VERY DIFFICULT TO DRIVE. IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, THE SECOND GENERATION RAT ROD HAS EVOLVED. RESTORERS ARE NOW CREATING PERIOD CORRECT RODS THAT ARE ALSO FULLY FUNCTIONAL, ENABLING ANYONE TO OWN AND DRIVE ONE. THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF A SECOND GENERATION RAT ROD, ONE OF THE BEST YOU WILL FIND. DEPENDABLE AND COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO DRIVE ANYWHERE. OLD SCHOOL RAT ROD LOOK WITH THE FUNCTIONS OF A MODERN STREET MACHINE. PROFESSIONALLY BUILT AND CAPABLE OF TURNING HEADS AT ANY RAT ROD SHOW. BEST OF ALL, AT A PRICE THAT ANY ENTHUSIAST CAN AFFORD. IN AN ERA WHERE STREET RODS SELL FOR UPWARDS OF $100,000, YOU CAN OWN THIS ONE FOR A TINY FRACTION OF THAT.
EXTERIOR- All steel 1931 Ford Tudor Sedan body. Top has been chopped 4". Original cloth top has been replaced with a filled and ribbed roof. Removable steel hood. Fiberglass '32 nose with custom mesh grille. This is not a spray can primer job. The body was refinished in a paint booth. 30* black was applied, then wet sanded and massaged to create an old school patina. Steel wheels were stripped and repainted. Vintage M&H Racemasters on the rear-8x7.60x15. No Lexan- excellent glass all around. All side windows roll up and down properly. Opening front windshield.
INTERIOR- Brand new white rolled and pleated padded vinyl interior. Comfortable seating for four full size adults. Front seat has movable seat back for easy access to rear seat passengers. Seats, headliner, door panels, etc all new. Custom stainless dash with full compliment of Vintage VDO gauges.- Speedo, fuel, volts, oil pressure, water. Leather wrapped steering wheel mounted on tilt column. B&M shifter. All gauges function-however fuel gauge fluctuates. Horn, lights, and signals function. Overhead interior light and kick panel mounted courtesy lights. There is even an additional Power Point receptacle in the dash, enabling you to plug in a cell phone or lap top. The cockpit is designed to fit any size driver.
DRIVETRAIN- Built for cruising. Dependable 305 cu. In. Chevy engine with retro modifications. Holley 600 CFM carb mounted on vintage Weiand aluminum intake manifold. Nostalgic finned valve covers. Chrome alternator. Aluminum water pump. Accel distributor and coil. Mr Gasket headers. Also included but not pictured- Mr Gasket header extensions with internal mufflers. Turbo 350 automatic transmission. 9" ford rear differential. Boxed and channeled 2"x4" frame. Mono leaf, split wishbone straight axle front suspension. Front disc brakes. Rack and pinion steering. Ladder bar rear suspension with new air shocks. Rear drum brakes.
As stated, this is a rare, investment quality all steel Rat Rod. Dependable enough to cruise anywhere. Priced to move. Don't miss this opportunity.
P.O. Box 425
Updated May. 23, 2013 10:25 EST