- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 2.3L EFI Turbo I4
- Transmission Type
- 5 Speed Automatic
- No Title MSO
1933 Ford Pickup
1933 Ford Pickup
A lot has been written about the history of hot rods. But the origin of hot rods can be pointed to just before the end of World War II. In fact, the craze for custom cars began even further back, to before World War I. Customizing cars was much popular with the well-heeled in the U.S. and Europe. The period between the end of the war in 1945 and the beginning of the 1950s saw a number of factors which came together, mainly in one place, southern California, which created a unique environment for the hot rod and its culture to be born. In hot rods history, the term “hot rods” seems to have first appeared in the late 1930s in southern California. People would love to race their modified cars on the vast, empty dry lake beds northeast of Los Angeles under the rules of the Southern California Timing Association. The activity rose in popularity after World War II. The original hot rods were old cars, most often Fords, which were modified to reduce weight and improve aerodynamics. Some of the typical modifications were to strip off all nonessential parts like convertible tops, hood, bumpers, windshields and lowering the chassis. The engine was modified by tuning and/or replacing with a more powerful type. These modifications were considered to improve the appearance as well, leading to car shows in the 1960s. Eventually coupes, sedans, and pickup trucks joined the ranks.
For consignment, a 33 Ford pick that has been built with the who's who of parts. Utilizing a stretched Shadow Rods chassis, a No More Rust body, forward moved firewall and longer cab, a Ford SVO turbo powerplant, Ron Francis wiring, a custom dash, and Wiseguys custom seats the only thing left for you to do is some assembly and pick your paint color. Read on to learn about the sum of the parts that make up this 1 of a kind trick street rod, er truck.
With body courtesy of the boys in Louisiana at No More Rust, we see a swept back Alumicraft thin bar chrome grille in a black corral. With chrome bullet bezel 1939 Chevrolet headlights flank the grille and are mounted to stalks growing from the frame and a steel hood and hood cowlings, also from No More Rust, a little chop for the top, and it was enough to make me stop…and gaze into the future hot rod show trophy land. Fiberglass doors are on, and the cab has been stretched 4" in this area making entrance and exit a breeze. This stretch works in conjunction with the firewall being moved 4" forward to give a much appreciated 8" of extra legroom for the occupants. Peeking out from below the grafted on drilled visor is a Newport Engineering direct fit wiper kit. Bringing up the rear is an all-steel bed with an unfinished floor giving us a view of all the rear suspension workings. Just below the tailgate are a pair of 1951 Nash taillights that look perfectly at home, especially with dual exhaust tips peeking out below. Wheelsmith red powder coated steel wheels adorn all 4 corners and are wrapped in like new Coker bias look wide whitewall radials. We note that while the doors have had their glass installed the front and rear windows are not included and a trip to your local glass shop will be in order.
A pop of the lightweight door, and we see nothing but cool custom aluminum bead rolled door panels in their natural finish, simple but effective in their statement and held within are power windows. Wise Guys custom low back bucket seats in Ultraleather have been added and present with red tuck and roll centers and smooth black bolsters. The driver's seat is already mounted, and the passenger's seat is included with the purchase. Moving forward, a 1951 Ford F1 dash has been carefully installed along with a custom lower extension and houses dual round Classic Industries gauge pods to monitor all engine vitals. An Ididit steering column has been bolted in with a smaller diameter 1940 Ford steering wheel topping it off. Moving across the dash we see the cutout for the radio which is bare but the purchase includes a 1953 Ford radio that has been redone and is now AM/FM/Bluetooth capable. In front of the passenger is a small glove box which holds the controls for the Vintage Air heat and AC system. All the hoses for this system have been cut to length and are ready to install. More bead rolled aluminum wraps around the rear of the cab and for the flooring we note plain steel and an aluminum driveshaft tunnel with a short handled shifter well within the driver's reach. A Hagen clutch and brake pedal assembly hangs from under the dash and is connected to Hagen clutch and brake master cylinders.
Tilting the all steel hood to the side we are met with Ford power in the form of a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder from a 1986 SVO Mustang. This mill is both turbocharged and intercooled and is fed by a Holley Terminator fuel injection controller and harness. Bolted to the back is a Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission with a Quicktime blowproof bellhousing, a Ram clutch, and a hydraulic throwout bearing. Bringing up the tail end is a Ford 9" axle weighing in with a 3.50 ratio. Also included is another Ford 9" center section with a 3.50 TracLoc unit installed. A Wizard Cooling performance aluminum radiator has been added along their cooling fan and fan shroud to handle heat removal.
A strong steel frame from Shadow Rods in Saginaw, MI has been stretched 4" provides the backbone for this one of a kind build. A chrome transverse leaf spring front suspension is on with a 4" drop Lucky 7 drilled and chromed front axle and for the rear we note a Shadow Rods split bone rear suspension with adjustable coilovers. All working together to provide a nice lowered stance. SSBC polished aluminum front disc brakes have been installed and compliment the rear discs, courtesy of a Ford Explorer. A like new single exhaust system feeds into a glasspack style muffler as it snakes its way rearward then splits off into dual outlets and finishes with straight cut tips. All is just as well thought out and executed as the top side!
While not running at the present time due to needing to be wired up, our consignor states that the engine does run well and the sound of the turbo spooling up will be music to your ears.
It's not often that a gift such as this 33 Ford comes along in project form. Unlike most, this truck is well thought out, planned, and uses the best of the best when it comes to components. The receipt list reads akin to a who's who catalog of street rodding and a dare to be different turbo 4 cylinder powerplant will make you stand out from the crowd. A little elbow grease and a vision of greatness in your own design is all that's left to finish this truck and make it your new prize winner making all the V8 guys jealous.
Please Note: This truck is sold on a manufacturers MSO as it has never been titled. Please do your own research to see what is required by your country, state or province to shift the MSO to a certificate of title.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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