Here's one cool 1929 Model A Ford Sedan. B-17 The Flying Fordtress.
2 Dr sedan body with nice Patina, chopped 5" and Channeled 4".
This is an extremely well and thought out build. No expense was spared. Over 800 hrs. into the construction...
Lots of cool Parts and Details. Original 1932 Ford commercial grill,
10" Commercial Ford Headlights.
Custom Hand Built 250 hrs Fabricated Distressed Aluminum Bomber Interior. Custom floor pans to match chassis design, Over 1500 hammer Rivets and bead rolled panels and dimple died holes.
Custom built bomber seats and console.
Machine gun style steering column with quick release vintage style green metalflake wheel, Lokar shifter, e-brake and speedster gas and brake pedal. Custom Electric Bomber gauges set, cockpit style dash. 50.cal door handles and shifter knob..
M-16's around exhaust ports and draped across cowl,
350 Chevrolet V8 Engine 350 hp.
Roller rockers, Pete Jackson noisy gear drive,
501/270 Comp thumper cam,
Creitz intake with 4 94 holleys, machine gun style headers,
Alu dressup and vintage flat head valve covers.( Very Rare!)
50 cal. dipsticks and wire holders.
Custom Fabricated Lexan observation roof with sliding internal sun shade. All new green safety glass. Opening front side windows and flip out Windshield. M-16 door hinge pins. Custom Dimple Died Visor.
One off custom Fabricated chassis by LoWest Hot Rods. Tons of details, Lightning holes and cnc brackets, Coated with Por 15 Metal Mask. 4" drop lucky 7 Drilled I beam axle. Suicide spring perch, suicide front suspension. Front disc brakes. Custom fabricated motor and transmission mounts, Vega steering box, front panhard bar, welder series rear parallel 4 link with panhard bar.
50 cal. machine gun site in rear window.
Custom fabricated stainless steel gas tank with sender, filled from the rear roof area. Firestone rear air ride. Rocket Gassers Wheels with P165/15's Tyres up front, 15x8 polished Kidney Bean American Racing wheels with 285/70/15's on the rear
TH350 Automatic Tranny with 2500 stall convertor and shift kit.
GM rear end with 3:73 gears.
Multipul Award winning Show car.
Featured in Rebel Rodz Magazine and on the Cover of Garage Shots Magazine. Best Rat Rod at Rat City Rukkus in Las Vegas 2015. Numerous Best of Show and Top ten awards as well...
Runtime: 1 Hr 14 min
Genre: Action / Horror /Thriller / TV Movie
25 September 1974
Director: Richard T. Heffron
Writer(s): Richard Compton
Starring: Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Nick Nolte, Michelle Phillips
A deranged desert town sheriff has a murderous habit of forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it.
1934 Ford V8 "The California Kid"
1947 International Harvester KB-Series Truck
1952 GMC ½-Ton Truck
1954 or 1955 Cadillac Ambulance
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air
Full Movie on Youtube
No good strart for 2017 ;-( January 6 Hot Rodder & industry icon Pete Chapouris passed away due to complications from a stroke.
He died at the age of 76.
In 1974 Pete was co-founder of Pete & Jake’s Hot Rod Parts, www.peteandjakes.com
Chapouris’ build a bunch of really cool hot rods in his career.
I think the most famous one is the flamed black 1934 Ford Coupe which became the star of the 1974 “The California Kid,”featuring a young Martin Sheen as the outsider getting revenge on a corrupt sheriff. (See this weeks Midweek Movie )
Pete Chaporis & Martin Sheen with 'The California Kid' 1934 Ford Coupe
The Movie but also the car made Chapouris some sort of a celebrity and also played a big roll for the return of hot rodding as a popular culture.
Chapouris continued to build cars through until 1997, when he struck a deal with hot rod hero Alex Xydias who founded the So-Cal Speed Shop ( www.est1946.com ) in 1946.
Chapouris wanted to bring back that legendary shop, which had closed its doors in 1961. The two struck a deal and ever since Chapouris’s name has been connected to the shop, which is still going strong in Pomona, California.
After the "California Kid", Chapouris is also known for creating ZZ Top's guitarist Billy Gibbons’ Kopperhed Ford Shoebox and for rebuilding and restoring the Doane Spencer hot rod that won its class at Pebble when Pebble finally acknowledged hot rodding as an art form.
Billy Gibbons Kopperhed
Doane Spencer’s 1932 Ford roadster
So you can say... Pete had a great influence on the history of Hot Rodding and will always be a big inspiration to others.
Thanks Pete Chapouris, R.I.P