1934 Ford Hot Rod Pickup
Price: - Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
- Make: Ford
- Model: Hot Rod
- Type: Cab & Chassis
- Trim: Pickup
- Year: 1934
- Mileage: 6500
- VIN: 1169863
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 302 Ford GT-40 crate motor
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Tremec TKO 600 5 speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Aluminum panel
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Safety options: 2 point seat belts
- Vehicle Title: Rebuilt, Rebuildable & Reconstructed Want to buy? Contact seller!
1934 Ford Hot Rod PickupI completed this four year build in 2007 and since then have put 6500 approx. miles on it. This is a hot rod and not a street rod or rat rod. This rod is a fully reliable, ready to drive anywhere vehicle that requires nothing. This rod had been driven with respect for the car with no abuse per burnouts, drag racing, or any kind of shock load placed on the drive train. The engine and drive train have been compulsively maintained with yearly oil changes, each at less than 2000 mile intervals. Every thing works on the car including gauges, lights, etc. I have been building cars since I was sixteen years old. I am now seventy seven years old and am ready to pass the car on to someone else to enjoy. My wife and small dog do not greatly enjoy riding in the car because of the effects of acceleration, noise, and spirited driving, therefore I have reluctantly decided to sell it.
The engine is a 302 ci. Ford crate motor with GT-40 heads, air gap intake manifold with Edelbrock 600CFM carburetor, MSD ignition, rated at 345 HP.The manual transmission is a Tremec TKO 600 five speed with a .82 overdrive 5th gear. It has an aluminum drive line. The Ford 8" rear end with 3.50 ring and pinion has been totally rebuilt with everything new except for the housing and the gear carrier. New ring and pinion, new bearings, new axels, etc. The rear brakes are drum brakes, the front brakes are Wilwood discs with four piston calipers. It has an aluminum radiator and runs cool. There is an electric pusher fan in front of the radiator that can be switched on at stop lights. The serpentine belt drive is made by March.
The wire wheels are new production powder coated five lug wheels wearing Excelsior Stahl Sport radials with less than 400 miles on them. The front suspension is Mustang 2 which has 2" lowered spindles. The steering is a Mustang 2 rack and pinion. The steering arms have been modified to correct the Ackerman effect. The steering wheel in the photos has been replaced by a flat track type made of four spoke aluminum with a white birch grip. The car has no radio or A/C. The bed is lined with high gloss white oak planks with an opening for the battery. The gas tank is mounted in the bed behind the cab and is a 16 gallon Tanks Inc. product. A new electric fuel pump is installed under the cab.
The truck is all Ford steel, with no fiberglas. The top of the cab was chopped six inches, the cab was channeled over the frame by six inches, and the rear of the cab was stretched by five inches. The seats are fiberglas buckets. I am 6' 4" tall and am very comfortable in the car. My legs are bent but I look out of the windshield at mid point through the glass. A new owner may need to remount the seats in order to fit their dimensions. The whole cab has been insulated with sound proofing material and then lined with aluminum sheet. The steel parts of the dash and doors are partially polished steel that has been heavily waxed to prevent corrosion. This works quite well and the more that the metal is polished the more rust proof it becomes. Yes, wax is the main reason that it doesn't rust. The dash and doors are the only parts of the car not painted.
The original 1934 frame has been fully boxed for strength, epoxy primered and sprayed with single stage catalyzed enamel. The car, being a hot rod, has no power steering or power brakes. The black paint on the sheet metal has some patina and some scratches and worn areas. The aluminum insert on the cab roof is louvered and opens into the cab for ventilation. The windshield swings open and locks for even more ventilation. The side windows roll up and down easily. For safety, I installed Bear Claw door latches. This required modifying the door pillar. The doors cannot be opened with the external door handles. One must reach through the open window to open the doors. If you shut the doors with the windows shut, you must reach up under the driver's door and pull on a ring connected to a cable to unlatch the door.
When driving this car in a city, due to the hood over the windshield, you must keep track of all overhead signal lights for obvious reasons. When stopped at a traffic light you watch the light in the dash mounted prism to know when the light has turned green.
The bed cover is an oak frame covered with louvered aluminum and hinged in the middle with a lockable handle at the rear. The engine hood is also louvered to allow engine heat to escape but mainly because I like louvers. I forgot to mention that the one piece removable cab floor is also bare waxed steel. The underside is fully painted and protected. The four switches on the overhead panel control radiator fan, windshield wiper, fog lights, and interior light. The horn button is on the left side of the dash. The wiring in the car is by Ron Francis and the fuse and terminal block is under the dash in the center. The MSD ignition box is also under the dash.
A 500.00 Paypal non-refundable deposit is required at the end of the auction. This hot rod is being sold "as is". Shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
The Oregon title is a clear title that states that the car is "totaled and reconstructed". Well the car was never totaled by an insurance company as it was never wrecked, but it was reconstructed as it is a modified vehicle totally rebuilt.