1933 1934 FORD ROADSTER PICK UP bare metal
This is NOT an original Ford Roadster PU as to my knowledge Ford did not make a Roadster PU in 1934 that had the front sheetmetal appearance of a 1933 1934 Ford passenger car. The Roadster PU that was made by Ford in 1933 looked the same as the original Ford Roadster PU for 1932. What this is is a brand new body and chassis styled after a Ford vehicle of the 1933 1934 era but in a “hot rod” application. The runningboards, front fenders, hood, and grille will fit on an original 1934 Ford. This listing does not include a motor and transmission, interior, gauges, paint, bumpers, or the wheels and tires that are on it. It is being sold “as is” for a person to take and finish making it into a finished hot rod or street rod.
This example is being built by Steve’s Auto Restorations in Portland Oregon and was just recently debuted at the Good-Guys event in Scottsdale Arizona this past November. The price listed is for exactly what you see except for the wheels, tires, and the seat in the interior. Listed below are all of the items that this sale includes and a breakdown on the retail cost on each item. The “buy it now” price is at a considerable cost savings and is a “one time only” offer. Email with your questions.
S.A.R. Real Steel 1934 Roadster Pickup
I can deliver to the Grand National Roadster Show on January 27-29, 2012.
Chassis (basic) $9,500.00
Front Fenders $1,870.00
Rear Fenders (’32 Roadster) $1,100.00
Inner Front Fenders $350.00
S.A.R. Smooth Running Boards $1,250.00
Fender Braces $295.00
Fender Tie $25.00
’34 Grille & Emblems $2,720.00
Grille Hardware $18.00
Grille Lacing $15.00
Cowl Lacing $13.00
Hood Hinges $25.00
Hood Bumper $22.00
Radiator Support Kit $120.00
Grille Baffle $75.00
Radiator (used) $0.00
Steering Column $250.00
Steering Column Drop, U-Joints & Shafts $275.00
Bed Kit (includes wood) $2,886.00
Tailgate & Hardware $464.00
Roadster Top Kit $3,325.00
Windshield Frame, Posts, Pads $1,395.00
Labor 190 hours @ $80/hour $15,200.00
**AUCTION SPECIAL** $33,500.00
Question & Answer Answered On
Q: Hi Steve,Its ME agin. On the 34 rdstr pkup. Can stock rubber covered running boards be used? How complete is the chassis? What kind of fabric is on the top? What gas tank does it take? Thanks agin, Jim Dec-08-11
A: Yes, rubber boards will bolt right up to the front and rear fenders. The “smoothie” boards are made exactly to the same dimensions as the stock rubber boards. Bob Drake makes the rubber ones. I do not have any of them in stock right now. Frame, front and rear suspension, no plumbing yet. The top is made by Rod Tops in the Detroit area. I believe they use Hartz cloth. It is the good quality stuff. It should take an aftermarket copy of the original gas tank with no problems.
Q: Hi Steve, Some time ago I recall seeing this with a different style bed with a gas tank cover. Is that no longer available? Would that change the price significantly? Tell me about the labor cost , mentioned on your spec sheet. Thank You for your forthcoming response, Jim Cherry Dec-08-11
A: Yes, you are right. That was a long time ago and it was for a person that wrote car magazine articles so it was kind of a “special interest” story and the PU was built for that reason. Long story short, the truck never got finished by him and the magazine never printed it. The labor cost on this PU is for assembling the PU box (bed), narrowing the ’37 Ford tail gate 2″ because the box is narrower than a standard ’37 box, shortening the wood bed slats and stainless strips, installing the Glide seat that doesn’t go with it (explained in a prior answer), installing the steering column, installing the ’32 rear fenders on the box, installing and aligning the runningboards, front fenders, grille, radiator and hood (which is always a nightmare on a 33/34), setting the stance, installing the headlights, installing the top, windshield posts and frame, and re-configuring the tail gate chain latch system to work on this box and tail gate application. That was right around 200 hours. I do not know what the exact cost would be to install a gas tank cover on this PU as on the other truck we installed the cover with highly altered 33/34 rear coupe fenders and the inner flange mated up to the gt cover. Since we are now using ’32 rears on this application I do not know for sure what the labor would be to mount it. I would guess that it would be in the 20 to 30 hour range plus the cost of the gt cover. All in all this PU is a great deal as all the fitting and subassembly is already done, and somebody has to do it anyway.
Q: Hi, The car looks great in the e-bay ad. A little more information about the suspension, frame,components would be helpful. Perhaps a shot of the interior of the car . What seat does it have now ( that does not go with the car)? I am 6’6″, I know the top is chopped, do you think I would fit in it. I spoke with you folks about a year ago in regards to having a ’34 roadster body sent down to me in Sonoma,Calif. I found a very nice original ’34 roadster and phaeton in the mean time. Thank You- Dennis Dec-08-11
A: It has Pete & Jakes rails, a Superbell dropped front axle with shocks, Ford 9″ with a triagulated 4 bar and coilovers. The interior has a Glide seat in it now. The reason I don’t want to sell the seat with the PU is because I have money and material in the seat covering so that people can sit in it, and whoever get’s this package is not going to want to keep that seat covering so it would all be a waste. It is set up for a Glide installation. It has a 32 style plain dash in it. If you want further pictures specify the areas that you want and send me your email address and I will send you some images. A 6’6″ guy should have no problem being comfortable in this vehicle if he is comfortable in a stock 33/34 Roadster or one of our Roadster bodies. The top is chopped 2″ and the interior compartment has the same leg room as our standard Roadster bodies.