- Engine Size
- 350 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1934 Ford Pickup Truck
Hot rods first appeared in the late 1930's in Southern California, where people raced modified cars on dry lake beds northeast of Los Angeles, under the rules of the Southern California Timing Association (SCTA), among other groups. This gained popularity after World War II, particularly in California, because many returning soldiers had received technical training. The first hot rods were old cars (most often Fords, typically Model T's, 1928–31 Model A's, or 1932-34 Model B's), modified to reduce weight. Engine swaps often involved fitting the Ford Flathead V8 engine (known as the "flatty") into a different car, was common practice.
This very special Model A Ford Pickup has gone through a complete frame off rebuild with modifications. The original 4-cylinder engine has been replaced with a 350ci V8, the interior completely redone and customized, drivetrain updated and a new bed with a custom wood storage chest and repaint.
Pretty much original to the factory design of the Model A with a pickup body on the Model A chassis. A mix of fiberglass and steel have come together to reform the beautiful exterior in maroon over black cherry running boards and fenders. Bed has been redone in varnished oak, with aluminum inserts, and a custom-built locking 2 door trunk made from oak as well, resides on the front side of the bed. The total unfinished engine cover assembly, in 4 parts not installed on the truck, comes with the truck. Beautiful intricate pinstripe flourishes adorn the car, and even the side windows are color etched with a rose motif.
2 Plush leather bucket seats span the width of the cab, and show they are operated manually. Red mohair matching the exterior color is on the rear window surround as well as the headliner and door panels. The dash is matching maroon steel, with a typical chromed Ford “face mask” instrument panel. An adjustable steering wheel and faux painted woodgrain finish the dashboard. A levered front windshield is operational, and flooring is carpeted with color to match the headliner.
Gasoline fuels a V8 350CI engine with fuel injection, headers, and TH350 Automatic transmission. The suspension consists of power Corvette brakes, a C2-C3 Corvette independent rear suspension, and a Mustang 2 independent front suspension. Engine is beautifully chromed, and very clean.
This older restoration street rod still stands the test of time. Engraved glass, beautiful paint, and performance upgrades, as well as a new interior make this truck something not seen every day. Sounds great, and what a better way to haul hay and whatever else from the market…really quickly!