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1937 Ford Pickup Truck Hot Rod (Auction ends Friday, December 16th, 2022)
VIN – 183649213 stamped on chassis
Exterior Color – Black and Red
Interior Color – Black and White
Engine – GM 350 cu. in. ZZ Crate Motor
Transmission – Tremec 5-speed manual with hydraulic clutch
Current Miles – 964.9 miles (TMU)
Ford revolutionized the automobile industry in many ways, but not just with automobiles. The earliest pick-up trucks played a significant role in building the private and public workforce of America. Available in a range of models, the distinctive design and practical nature of these simple but surprisingly good-looking trucks allowed for a range of use including the genesis of the iconic American Hot Rod using this robust platform for creative builds.
Unlike the original Ford trucks of the 1930s, many newly built Hot Rod trucks utilize fiberglass bodies and mixed aftermarket components from a wide range of manufacturers. The best builds utilize original factory steel bodies, properly constructed with a consistent build theme and careful selection for all features, correct stance, and refined finishes. Older-build all-steel hot rods have become highly sought after in the hot-rodding community as fresh builds of current construction are becoming prohibitively expensive.
History and Build Details
This 1937 Ford truck was built over a period of ten years beginning in 1999 and ending approximately in 2008. Work from 1999-2003 was dedicated to replacing metal typically prone to rust on the lower body sections under the doors. The build moved forward under the direction of Ramsey’s Rods and Restorations in Fort Worth, TX who completed the car in late 2008. Custom work and fabrication continued at a high level of finish with many of the following details custom fitted during the build.
Details of this build include:
Custom Cornhusker frame (powder coated for durability)
Two-tone paint with pinstriping and gold leaf
GM 350ZZ crate motor
9” Custom Ford rear end
Tremec 5-speed manual transmission with hydraulic clutch
Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes
Classic Instruments gauges
Ididit steering column and steering wheel
Custom fit Old Air AC/heater system
Griffith aluminum radiator
Hand crafted oak bed liner with stainless steel rails
Hand stitched two-tone leather interior
Custom installation of Autosound Secret Audio 140 watt stereo and speakers with ipod interface with Polk Audio 4x6 coaxial speakers
Electric wiper system
Zoops engine dress up kit
Lone Star Classics 8 circuit painless wiring
Flow master dual exhaust
Receipts on file with the car cover most of the build which was carried out and concluded by Ramsey’s Rods in 2008 totaling over $60k not including many of the specialty parts supplied by several top vendors in the hot rod industry.
Today this 32 Ford Hot Rod is ready to enjoy as is with light aging overall to the exterior paint finishes and patina in the engine compartment. The finishes overall are pleasant and suitable for cruise-ins and local hot rod gatherings. The interior is in very good condition and comfortably appointed. Driving manners are in keeping with hot rods of this type with strong pull from the V8 engine in all gears.
Under the hood, the 350 V8 engine starts and runs well, and mechanical systems currently operate as expected, though the AC is currently not blowing cold. The build quality is of a very high level and was performed by experienced hot rod builders who utilized proven suspension, a durable powertrain, and state of the art brake components to build this 37 Ford to a rewarding level of presentation. The underside of the car is in very good condition showing no signs of damage or neglect since completed and typical evidence of road use since the build was completed.
Items Included with the Car
This truck is accompanied by copies of receipts from the build, digital copies of photos from the build, a car cover, two sets of floor mats, spare gauges (possibly original to the truck), a set of chrome headlight eyebrows, Secretaudio remote control unit for the stereo system, and two MotorMax 1:24 scale 1937 Ford pick-up truck diecast models.
Please note that the title for this truck uses the last six digits of the chassis number, 649213, as the VIN.
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