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1938 ALL STEEL Ford Tudor custom, 1400 miles!

For sale: 1938 Ford Other

Technical specifications

Item location:
Solon, Ohio, United States
Engine size:
Rear Wheel Drive
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1938 Ford Deluxe Tudor Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@mcgohio. com 1938 Ford Deluxe Tudor An original STEEL body! Titled as a 1938 car A very cool hot rod! EXTENSIVE paperwork. receipts Big block power. every creature comfort You couldn't possibly build one for this price! We have a love/hate relationship with hot rods here at R&H. While we love a well-done car (reference our very own '57 Chevy. for instance. we LOATHE hack jobs. Unfortunately. that's what you'll most likely find when you go to buy one. When we see the right ones. though. we'll bring 'em in. This car fits: Solid build quality. the right parts. and it's well sorted. This car drives as good as it looks. Starting with an original '38 Tudor shell. a plan was formed at Heartland Rod Warehouse in Berryton. KS. A clean body. a fully custom interior. a competent chassis. and big block power. Outside. you'll find the result of 860 man hours in the bodywork alone. While the job seems straightforward--after all. it's just a mild custom. right? Well. yes and no. First. body fit on a 1938 anything isn't what you'd call "close. and that's before adding new fenders. smoothed steel running boards. a rear roll pan. flushing up the taillights. frenching in the license plate and exhaust outlets. shaving the door handles and much. much more. Up front you'll find a stock grille flanked by replacement headlights in those big fenders. Amazingly. the fenders are the only fiberglass panels on the car! Sharp-eyed Ford fanatics will notice the '39 engine side covers. which are less "busy" than their '38 counterparts. The hood ornament and all other brightwork was shaved or painted body color. The windshield is a one-piece affair with a flushed gasket. The doors and decklid lost their handles in favor of electric solenoids. and the rear deck now stays open thanks to pneumatic cylinders. Boyd Coddington Impulse Series billet wheels anchor the car to the ground. The candy flames add a little whimsy to a car which obviously doesn't take itself too seriously. I popped the hood expecting some random rebuilt 350. and was pleasantly surprised to see a big block Chevy instead. I went through the receipts and found that it's the car's centerpiece. It's a true 512 "Hi Perf" block. and those aren't cheap or easy to find. It was then sent to Gessford Machine. one of the premier engine builders in the midwest. There. they checked everything over. Magnafluxed the bock. bored it . 030 over using torque plates. line bored the mains. and blueprinted all dimensions. A stock forged 454 crank was checked and ground. stock forged rods were reconditioned and had new Speed Pro forged pistons hung. The rotating assembly was balanced with the harmonic balancer and flexplate installed. The short block came together with new bearings and all ARP fasteners. A Comp XE268H cam was slid in. a new double roller chain was hung out front. and work progressed to the heads. They're a pair of 781 oval ports (torque's important here) that were CC'd. have had a competition 3 angle valve job. new guides. new seals. new Comp springs and a cleanup cut for straightness. Comp Magnum roller rockers work with Comp pushrods to actuate the valves. which were milled to dial in their height. and springs which were shimmed to even out the spring rates. It's details like that which separate a good engine from a great one! A Holley Street Avenger carb. a polished and smoothed dual plane intake. cool finned valve covers and Sanderson shorties finish off the powerplant. A Griffin radiator keeps things cool--this car was built to run in the sweltering Kansas summer heat! Inside. there's a lot to see. Heartland built the dash from scratch. and it's all metal. Auto Meter gauges keep you informed. while a $1900 stereo keeps you entertained. Talented stitchwork is everywhere from the bound carpets to the headliner. Custom door panels. recovered bucket seats. power windows. tilt wheel and more add to its appeal and your comfort. You'll find Vintage Air climate control. Dakota Digital cruise control. billet pedals and more. Look at the pictures and you'll constantly find new tricks! Underneath. there's a chassis from Heinzman Street Rods painted in GM Torch Red. There's a narrowed Heidt's kit up front and a 9" axle out back. Wilwood polished calipers are at all four corners while rack-and-pinion steering guides your way. Cruising is a pleasure thanks to the 700R4 that's in the middle. Extra coolers for the transmission and engine oil are underneath. too. The entire underbody is covered in thick bedliner for a quieter ride and less maintenance. There's nothing too trick under here. but you'd be amazed at how well this car drives. The build quality can't be talked about enough. This car starts right up. drives straight. and everything works. If you're looking for a bright yellow car that'll wow the crowds. give us a call! At the Motor Car Group. we're enthusiasts first. We want you to enjoy your new car from the minute it's delivered and the trailer door drops. Before a car leaves our shop. it's gone through comprehensively. both visually and mechanically. We do more than just kick the tires. though: We fill your tires with nitrogen. road test (if the weather permits us here in Cleveland!) and clean it inside and out. We buff the paint using a three-step process immediately before it's taken away so that it gleams when it arrives. Every car we sell. from Sunday drivers through the rarest exotics. is meant to be driven--get out there!If you have any questions before. during or after the sale. do not hesitate to contact us. It's what we're here for! Call us at (440) 914-0000. write us at sales@motorcargroup. com or stop by and see the new shop at 6441 Davis Industrial Parkway. Solon OH 44139. We're 26 miles from Cleveland Hopkins Airport and we can pick you up when you come to inspect or purchase your car. We welcome any prospective buyers. their buyer's agents or inspectors from Monday through Friday during business hours. as well as evenings and weekends by appointment. We're car people who love what we do. and you'll feel it from the first time you contact us. Give the R&H crew the opportunity to serve you: Our passion and attention to detail set us apart! Call 440-914-0000 or email sales@mcgohio. com

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