” There’s a faction of hot-rodders that think the scene has gone soft. Looking around at the sea of $30k paint jobs and modern fuel injected engines that inhabit every show, it’s easy to see where they’re coming from. The days of junkyard swaps and home brewed speed parts are definitely hanging on by a thread. That’s why it’s refreshing to see cars like this ’31 Ford Coupe roll into our showroom. There’s no air ride or sophisticated…well…anything. It’s the type of car that harkens back to when hot rods were built in backyards by guys who simply liked to work on cars. With a chopped and channeled all-steel body, a big block V8 and tons of old school swagger, this car gets back to the basics without sacrificing build quality or functionality. If that sounds like your kind of scene, give this ’31 a closer look.
Approaching the car, it’s difficult to not be taken with its low sleek profile. To achieve these new dimensions, an actual all steel ’31 Ford body was sourced then chopped down a whopping six inches. To get the body a little closer to the earth, it was then channeled four inches over the framerails . Once the body work was complete, the Ford was shot with a coat of glossy black paint. The paintwork can be questionable on a lot of traditional rods but this one is first rate all the way. Reflections are straight and there are no major imperfections visible. That slick paintwork is accented by a plethora of expertly applied red and white traditional pin striping. Featured on the headlight buckets, grille shell, cowl, roof and below the trunk lid, the striping takes the cars attitude to the next level. ”
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