Cool looking ride, ready for some paint, and a lil more body work, a very cool looking project Custom
Cool looking ride, ready for some paint, and a lil more body work, a very cool looking project Custom
I love mid 30′s cars in general, and this 1936 Cadillac is very fancy and sophisticated, elegant and awesome
Flathead powered 1931 Ford Model A, got a lot of trick stuff here.
1936 Ford Club Cabriolet – Complete Original Restoration
Chrome Rims are very nice, Paint looks good, interior very presentable. Comes with back seat and a nice 1 carb Flatty.
All Steel body 5 window ford coupe
Awesome 36 done right in every way. This is a GREAT car !
Up for auction is is one of the most traditional ’36 Ford three window coupes available on Ebay. It is owned by long time Hot Rodder and nostalgia buff “Axle” – a California based show promoter / organizer. If fiberglass Street Rods covered in Billet are your fancy you may want to look elsewhere as this may not be for you. If you are part of the ever growing “diehards” that appreciates true nostalgic Hot Rods and Customs please read on.
What you see in front of you is the real McCoy. A 1936 Ford three window coupe that has been in California for a very long time. This car is all Henry Ford steel and there are no aftermarket body parts anywhere. All fenders, running boards, hoods, body,grille, doors, and deck lid are real and original to the entire car. Nothing was added!
HISTORY: The car was found in Whittier California in the winter of 2005. It had sat dormant since 1962 ! The owner broke the axle and parked it ever since. When found, the car had old brittle Navy blue & white tuck & roll upholstery , custom made long shackles to lower the car a couple of inches, and on both A-Pillars there were lead filled holes where spot lights went . Also, in the trunk was one custom rusty 40′s ribbed 16 inch hub cap. You could also see the outline where rear fender skirts once were. The cars brake system was improved to 1940 Ford Hydraulic units some time during that period as well, and lastly, when the door panels were removed the inside doors were filled with newspaper, and upon carefully unravelling a part of it the newspaper showed “LOS ANGELES TIMES – 1949″ . So, its fair to say that the car was a very mile Custom / Rod from the late 40′s / 50′s. The car also had a later 8BA Flathead engine from 1949-1953, and other than headers it was pretty much stock.
The car was completely blown apart down to the bare frame. The body , hood, grille, and many other parts were carefully media blasted to start body work and reassembly . A leaky house roof dripped water on top of the car that was covered with soggy blankets, so there were a couple areas of rust that had built up over the years. Fabricator Fabian Valdez of Vintage Hammer “English Wheeled” new sheet metal and welded them to the effected area’s . Afterwards final body work and the build was completed by owner at home .High build Poly Primer then a custom mix ( by Stan Betz) of medium blue Urethane was applied. 2 piece Hood top was louvered by Eric Vaughn .
ENGINE: The engine that was installed in this beauty is a work of art. Another 8BA only this is totally disguised to appear itself as an earlier Flatty such as a 59AB ! Early intake, early heads, 2 bolt timing cover, early “Crab” Mallory distributor , etc. Engine has a Merc crank that was stroked to 4 1/8 . Bore is put at 3 5/16. Pistons are forged aluminum units. Block was ported and also relieved . An Isky 77B camshaft was installed – Lift 325. Duration 260. Lobe center 111. Johnson adjustable lifters help keep everything in sync. Valves are 1.660 – Intake , and 1.555 – Exhaust. Compression ratio is 9.3 to 1. Total, this engine creates 284 cubic inches. Custom made headers were put on the car along with a set of rare chrome exhaust cut outs from the 1950′s. 1 1/2 inch straight dual exhaust with chrome “pee shooter” tips exit the rear. A Thickstun 2 carb hi rise intake manifold was polished and installed. Dual 97 Strombergs with rare Scot Tops set on the intake. Polished Offy heads finish everything off.
TRANSMISSION: A 1939 Ford unit was installed after being rebuilt by early Ford specialist Bill Popp. The flywheel was media blasted then resurfaced . A brand new clutch , throw-out bearing, and pressure plate was installed.
REAR END: The rear is original to the car . The complete unit (drum to drum) was taken to Bill Popp for a total rebuild, and upon inspection a rare set of 3.54 gears were discovered . This makes driving on the freeway very nice !
SUSPENSION ~ BRAKES: A true 4 inch dropped axle by Chassis Engineering was installed along with a mono leaf. Early Ford F100 shock mounts were bolted to the front frame rails and gas shocks installed. The original unsplit ’36 wishbones were kept for the car. The entire 1940 Ford hydraulic brakes were rebuilt but new master cylinder and wheels cylinders added. To lower the rear we opted to straighten the rear crossmember almost horizontally flat. The rear spring is stock which gives an incredibly nice ride.
WHEELS ~ TIRES: 16 inch 1940 Ford “solids” were sand blasted and powder coated gloss black. smooth stainless beauty rings and 1941 Ford “beehive” caps installed. Firestone 5.25/5.50 x 16′s are mounted up front, and 7.50×16′s are mounted at the rear.
INTERIOR: The inside closely resembles what was once in the car during the 1940′s and 50′s. Done in Navy BLue & White tuck & roll , its very comfortable, Carpet was installed through the entire car (including trunk) and has white piping and shifter boot. All garnish moldings were sand blasted and rechromed . Also chromed were the windshield frame, air vent control knob, bumpers, guards, and many misc screws, nuts, bolts. The window regulators were thoroughly cleaned , rebuilt, and regreased. All the glass is brand new from Jacks Glass – Bloomington, California , and new felt / rubber installed . All windows/windshield open and close with ease.
WIRING: Completely redone using reproduction cloth covered wiring around the engine compartment. All running lights, brake lights, head lights, dash lights, dome lights, speedo are in working order.
MEDIA: As stated previously, this is a very well known car and is a multi show winner in the Traditional / Custom Car Culture world. It was featured in “HOT RODS” book by Alan Mayes – 2010. It graced the covers of Car Culture Deluxe magazine – December 2008. A huge article about it was featured in Street Rodder – February 2009. It was featured in Rod & Custom – July 2008, it has been featured in European and Japanese automotive publications many times, and lastly, was featured in Swank magazine when freelance photo journalist Frank De Blase photographed world famous model Tyler Stevens inside the car in a classy “black & white” retro style.
Guys, we could go on an on about this well known car. It literally has the BEST stance of all 1936 Ford three window Hot Rods, and is the reason why it rapidly gained media attention as well as popularity amongst fellow Rodders. It epitomizes the “Less is More” theory with is overall look , stance, and feel. With its early drivetrain , it has been an extremely reliable car, and has been driven to Las Vegas , Central California, as well as all over Southern California. This is not a show car where mirrors can be placed under it , but it is a very clean and rare Hot Rod that is driven on freeways and streets of the west coast in style.
I dont think I have seen one of these cars before, Has a nice look to it. Pretty rough but for someone with the knowhow to restore, might be a great deal.
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Extremely Rare Early 1100 TV Spider Mille Miglia Eligible. The only Column Shift 4 speed car I have ever seen. Vin# 103E 115 *001179* Motor # 103E 004*274588* Original Numbers Matching Engine. Extra Rust free Engine sub frame. I have extra set of doors, rear fender, manifold. Freshly rebuilt head. Design penned by Fabio Luigi Rapi, Fiats Design Director. Famous for the early 8V Design. Very early car with 5″ Headlights. Nardi Steering Wheel. Alloy Drum Brakes. Extra rust free front subframe. Extra body panels, to complete restoration. Mille Miglia Eligible. Titled as 1957, but much earlier production. Original upholstery and most of the interior. Check out the Snake skin pattern on the dash and seats. Original section of carpeting with original snake skin pattern piping. Early car with turn signal in front bumper, (Missing passenger side bumper upright, with turn signal). Round gauges, European spec rear light and license plate. Complete hiding top with tonnuao cover.Top looks original. Engine turns, cylinders look good. Round Gauges. Have all trim Including hood trim with Fiat Badge. I took more pictures of front end with Carrello headlights and grills in place. I have 4 alloy hubcaps rings no centers. The headlight rings I have are 5″ alloy. I sanded down the headlight area. The area was leaded for larger headlight rings, I took down to original metal, to reveal orig 5″ shape.
Nice Flathead all dressed up, I like Visors on these cars.
Modified 239 Flathead V-8O ffenhauser Heads Offenhauser Intake Fenton Headers Twin Carbs 34K miles 3 speed manual transmission (no overdrive) Rolled and pleated two tone burgundy/creamleather interior
Comes with original stock bis ply wide white tires with spinner hub caps and rear fender skirts, An optional upgrade to brand new Uniroyal Tiger Paw radial tires mounted on brand new smoothie chrome trims with baby moon hubcaps is availalbe for an additional $750
Up for sale is a beautiful Burgundy 1951 Ford Custom 4 Door Sedan. 34K miles on rebuilt original 239 V-8 flathead motor with performance modifications listed above. This car runs beautifully and is a great driver. Definitely a head turner when you drive down the road. Fully Inspected in PA and road worthy right now. Needs nothing. No rust Florida car. Some imperfections in the paint, but with a new paint job, this car would be show ready. The car comes with original stock bis ply wide white tires with spinner hub caps and rear fender skirts. If you desire, you can upgrade to optional brand new Uniroyal Tiger Paw radial tires mounted on brand new smoothie chrome trims with brand new baby moon hubcaps for an additional $750. Look at the pictures. Both sets of wheels are documented in the pictures or we can take additional pictures of specific areas if needed. No secrets and no surprises but, as always, car is sold as is with no warranty but has absolutey no known mechanical issues. Bottom line is this car is a fine example of a daily driver. It’s mechanically sound, easily maintainable. Only issue is as mentioned with minor paint imperfections.