With the arrival of 1935, Ford continued to incorporate slight changes into their vehicle design. The cab size started to become more spacious, the grills had more of a bend and the fenders were becoming more rounded. These subtle changes would continue for years to come and resulted in some great looking classics. The 1935 had a variety of body styles, like the Humpback Sedan you see here, and were an excellent starting point for a Custom Street Rod. This is a very nice build that only has 13,141 miles on it since being completed. That means it is road tested but also still in a very freshly restored state. The body is all original Steel and coated in a PPG Hot Blue. Thin well laid down 3 color Pinstriping runs the length of the body and onto the 3 piece Rootlieb hood. The body has also been modified with a filled in roof, filled in cowl vent, shaved door handles, hidden hinges, and a smooth running board. Up front is a custom aluminum grill that looks perfect. The original bumpers have been removed and the turn signals are recessed into the body. The taillights have also been recessed and a 3rd brake light added for extra visibility. The car has a great stance and sits on a set of custom Budnik wheels (17 inch - front, 18 inch - rear) with Falken tires.
Prop open the hood and you will reveal the 350 c.i. 330hp crate motor that runs extremely well. It has been fitted with an Edelbrock manifold, Edelbrock carburetor, Billet valve covers, a Billet air cleaner, polished aluminum alternator, and polished AC compressor. It is really clean under the hood and even the brackets to mount the AC and alternator are polished aluminum. Cooling is never an issue thanks to the Walker radiator and electric fan. The car has a GM 700R automatic transmission with 2000 stall converter combined with a Ford 8 inch rear end with 3.90 gears on elliptical springs. Underneath the car it has its original chassis that has been modified. This is definitely a car you could throw mirrors under because the chassis and a majority of the components are powder coated Blue and utilizes stainless steel fasteners. Up front the car has a Mustang II independent front suspension with a power rack & pinion steering system. It also has power brakes with discs up front and drums in rear. Other nice features include a complete new wiring harness and a 20 gallon polished stainless steel tank.
The interior is a Ron Mangus interior who is a high quality designer known for his very high quality workmanship. It is a nice combination of Gray leather and suede that looks perfect. It has bucket seats up front with modern lap belts in front and rear. The dash is painted and has been modified with a recessed Dakota Digital gauge package. It also has a Vintage AC/Heat system with inset vents. A tilt steering column is in place as well and topped off with a billet steering wheel. The headliner is very cleanly done as well and utilizes an overhead console to house the Kenwood AM/FM/CD player and power window controls. In addition to those interior window switches the drivers window can be lowered using the Key Fob. This is a feature that was added due to the shaved doors so you can walk up, drop the window and gain access to the inside. It also has a separate hidden emergency entrance and remote battery ports. In the trunk you will find additional storage space and the battery.
The car comes with a show sign and needs nothing but a new driver. It is a top of the line street rod that shows very well.