Dean and Julie
Julies 33 Pickup
Back in 2008 Kelvin & Becky imported a container load of "treasure" from the U.S in the form of a Model A coupe a couple of F1 trucks and a huge pile of other cool stuff. Our curiosity got the better of us and one weekend we took the afternoon to pay them a visit just to drool over their stash. After checking out their 30-31 Model A Coupe and all the other cool stuff they had amassed in the form of i-beam axles, wide white wall tyres early ford brake assemblys etc etc etc...Kelvin & I hopped into Becky's flathead V8 powered model T RPU to go check out the F1 pickups Kelv had stashed in a lock-up at his place of work. After checking out the F1's I noticed a original steel 1933 Ford pick-up cab sat on a pallet and questioned Kelvin about his plans for it. He said it came from South Dakota and he was going to set it up on a chassis with a Model A bed he also had brought in and sell it on...well he had us hooked and Julie and I decided right away we would have it. We talked through our plans and the vision we had for the truck and Kelvin agreed to carry out the build to a point where I with help from the rest of the club would complete the project.
• 5 inch roof chop• Channelled 4 inches over chassis• 4" dropped i-beam with split bones• 39 Lincoln front brakes• 49 Mercury rear axle on model A transverse rear spring• So-Cal shocks all round, F1 front shock mounts• 36 ford dash with Stewart warner gauges• 40 ford steering wheel• 40 ford steel wheels with 600x16 front tyres & 700x16 rears• 283 SBC circa 1962 with Edelbrock performer cam & tripower inlet with 3 x Ford/Holley 94 carbs on a progressive linkage, Lakes style headers, early Corvette valve covers• th350 autobox with Lokar shifter• Repro Guide 682 headlights with tags• Original Guide front fog-lights converted to turn signals• 37 Ford taillights
Deans 1946 Ford
Imported by Dean in April 2008 from Florida. Bought from a guy called Eric Heath, a member of the Rumblers car club. Eric owned the car when the bodywork was carried out by Willie Wild, who now lives in retirement near Eric in Florida. Willie Wild, friend of Andy Southard and mentioned in his books Hotrods and Customs of the 1950's. He owned Wildes Custom shop in Gonzales California in the 1950's.
The car is chopped 4" Nosed and decked, shaved handles, frenched rear licence plate, frenchedheadlights, one off custom tail lights by Gene Winfield, rolled running boards, 1950 Plymouth grill and genuine Caddy sombrero hub caps.
Interior is stock apart from dash board. Pinstripped by Rod Powell, listed in the custom hall of fame USA. Nwe VDO gauges fitted behind the orignal faces. engine is a 305 SBC wit tri-power intake a 3 Stromberg 97's. hooked up to the original 3 speed with an offenhauser adapter. banjo rear with 3.54 gears. front end is a 42 dropped I-beam with F100 brakes.
Deans 1929 Model A Roadster
Imported by Dean