Flathead Ford 1929 Roadster for sale with 32 rails and Banjo Steering
Presented for sale is the Retro Rides by Rich personal hot rod. It is the second car built by me and it’s time to find a new home for it.
Retro Rides by Rich creations have been featured and photographed in numerous magazine features and has won major national awards for building many striking hot rods such as the Raker Roadster, Holy Heck, Martini Time, The Killer Bee and others. . If you would like to see more RRbR work visit our web site. As stated earlier, this is my personal car, I really hate to sell it, but I truly enjoy building and it’s time to get busy building another car for myself.
Next to a ’32 Ford, a 1929 Ford roadster on a 1932 Ford frame with a Ford flathead engine is the quintessential American hot rod. This little black roadster, which is a driver, is comprised of many original Ford parts. The car is ALL steel. The 1929 body, which looked like it was rodded back in the day, was found in a ditch on a farm in rural North Carolina. The real 1932 chassis rails, K member and front cross member was bought from a friend who found it in northern Pennsylvania and was, at one time, a drag racing chassis that had been abandoned behind a garage. The grill and grill shell are genuine 1932 Ford as well. The windshield frame has been chopped 3 1/4 inches and the stanchions have been raked to give it a more streamlined look. The trunk lid has 110 louvers. Paint is Dupont base coat/clear coat. Suspension and wheels are red powder coat.
The chassis, is fully boxed and has split front wishbones, a Super Bell dropped I beam axle with 1940 Ford spindles and Posies Super Slide spring. The rear end, which I seem to remember as a 1948 rear, has 3:54 gears and is suspended by a 1948 spring. The rear cross member is triangulated round tubing and helps give the car its unique stance. Brakes in all four corners are 40 and 48 Ford drums. Front tires are Goodrich 5.50 x 16 and rear are 7.00 x 16. The steering box is from a 1940 Ford and the banjo steering wheel is ’39. The engine is a 1941 and runs like a champ. It is basically stock but has Offenhauser cylinder heads and intake manifold. Transmission is a 1939 Ford top loader and the radiator is a US radiator brass and copper unit and keeps the car cool. The headers have a baffles to quite the car a bit, while still proclaiming to the world that this is a healthy flathead! Both the headers and the intake manifold are HPC coated. The interior, new in March 2011, features a pair of aluminum aircraft seats with snap in upholstery, done a beige color vinyl. The dash board is a Brookville roadster ’32 ford item and features Stewart Warner instruments. The interior also has black rubber mat instead of carpet which gives the car a more simple and utilitarian look. The interior is by Bob Hill Auto Upholstery. Many new parts have been installed in the car in the last couple of months including; new fuel pump, new battery, newly rebuilt generator, new ignition coil, new rebuilt and re-plated Holley 94 carbs, new voltage regulator and new speedometer cable and new fuel sending unit. The car was rebuilt 4 years ago and since then has only 460 miles on the odometer. The interior was put in March 2011. The car has some wear, but I’ve been accused of being too critical, but I can say with confidence that you’ll be very happy with this car and it will certainly be a great addition to your collection and you’ll enjoy every mile you log on it. Car was recently shot for a prominent magazine, but I don’t know when it’s scheduled to appear.