Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Suede and Chrome Extra....

A buddy of mine that I'm trying to talk into joining our car club has his recently built Rat Rod for sale on eBay. If you were at Beatersville in Louisville, KY or at the Indy Road Rocket Rumble on Saturday, you might have got an "up close and personal" look at the car. If not....here is a description and some pictures. If ya like it....help a poor boy out. He's got a wife and kids and wants to start on his next project. :)

You are looking at a one off custom built 1930 Ford Model A Rat Rod. This car is a result of over two years of labor, and is a high quality professionally built safe car. To start off with the frame was constructed out of 11 gauge 2X4 inch square tubing and was Z'd 6 inches up front and 18 inches in the rear. The body was chopped 6 inches, sectioned 3 1/2 inches, and channeled 4 inches. It has suicide doors with the tops welded on for easy entry. The inside of the body was all braced with 11 gauge 1 inch square tubing, which makes for an extremely solid body. The complete body is also rubber mounted to the frame with 8 body mounts to isolate vibration. It has a suicide front suspension with posies super slide reversed eye spring, split wishbone, and custom made friction shocks. The rear suspension is a 9 inch ford with a 4 bar set up, Carrera Coilovers, and a panhard bar. The steering is side arm steering with a reversed corvair steering box, and it has a quick release on the steering wheel for easy entry. The engine is a smooth running 1952 Ford 8BA flat head with a vintage Fenton intake and two rebuilt Holley 94's. It has been adapted to a Ford C4 automatic trans with a lokar 32" shifter that has a built in neutral safety switch. It has a Walker aluminum radiator with a 16 inch electric fan that is automatically controlled with an electric thermostat. The wheels are 16 inch 1935 Ford wires with Firestone 650-16 wide whitewall tires from Coker. The gauge cluster is out of an early 50's Oldsmobile the spedo and oil pressure operate along with all of the lights in the cluster. It has a separate water temperature gauge. The brakes are all new from the pedal to the pads, it has braided stainless front lines, and there is also a perportioning valve installed. The roof has a 57 Chevy hood welded into the rear half, with a custom made snap on cover for the front. The tail lights are off of a 1961 Imperial, and the rear bumper is actually a front bumper off of a 57 Chevy with LED lights installed in it. The head lights are custom made and they turn with the front wheels just like a new Lexus. The windshield is Glass and swings out just as it should. It has a 10 gallon spun aluminum gas tank with external fill point on the right rear. I have a clear Indiana title. As you can see in the description of this build I did not cut any corners on this car and because of that this car drives as nice as any Rat Rod you will drive. I am 6'3" 220 lbs and I fit in the car just fine. I have a three ring binder with all of the receipts that total up to around $13,000.00 and that is no labor, but my reserve is much less. I have the car advertised locally so I reserve the wright to end this auction at any time. I have tried to describe everything to the best of my ability, if you have any further questions please feel free to contact me at 765-853-5447, or 765-886-4488. Please ask all questions prior to bidding and good luck.