Finished in red hot paint and featuring a comfortable A/C leather interior, a beautiful wood bed, and a very strong small block Chevy motor, this 1935 Ford 3-Window Pickup is one impressive streetrod hauler. It's beautifully finished, of course, but the longer you look, the more dialed-in details you'll find to delight the eye. That's the true hallmark of a quality hotrod, and this one delivers in more than one way.
The body is all steel, (fenders and running boards included!) and on this little truck, that full-fendered look hits all the right notes for any car and truck lover. Finished 26,619 miles ago, the overall execution of the professional build was completed very nicely, and you'll note how well everything fits together, with doors that fit flush and no worries about previous repairs or damage coming back to haunt you. This truck's been enjoyed the last few years so it does have a few minor signs of use, but this sucker's about as close to a modern 1935 Ford as you're going to get, and they don't get much nicer than this under $40k. The shiny bright and deep red paint lets the shape do most of the talking, with a few choice pieces of chrome working in contrasted harmony instead of clashing looks. There's no tired pinstriping or cheesy decals, which means this truck will never look dated, and the stylized chrome latch system and indented 'Ford' script on the tailgate are those wonderful touches that we mentioned earlier. The top has been slightly chopped and it retains original pieces like the cowl vent and Ford oval and chrome trim on the hood to keep the vintage look. The front bumper was deleted and they opted not to install bumperettes so that the turn signals could be discreetly tucked under the front fenders, and a custom rear pan with integrated taillights compliments the rear. In the bed you'll find gorgeous brightly-stained wood whose impactful color and adjoining chrome slats complement the bodywork, putting a slick twist on an old favorite.
A tan-and-red bench seat with killer diamond-cut patterns works well inside the cab, and the combination of leather, vinyl, and fabrics inside makes it feel far more upscale than just one or the other would. All the soft parts were custom stitched for just this truck, including the headliner and neat-fitting floor mats that protect the matching carpets below. Billet inserts in the dash carry clean black-faced VDO instruments and make up the bezel for the stereo (updated Kenwood AM/FM/CD head unit is in the glovebox), and a neatly integrated A/C system that is located under the seat (blows strong but needs service to blow cold). You'll also appreciate the original-style cowl vent, which provides ventilation when it's not hot enough to need the A/C. A sporty LeCarra steering wheel is wrapped in leather for a comfortable grip, and it's mounted on a tilt column that also houses the shifter for the automatic transmission below. Built for comfort and easily capable of long-distance hauls, the builders definitely didn't forget to also make it beautiful inside.
For reliability and performance, it's hard to beat a small-block Chevy power plant. The 283ci V8 actually runs stronger than expected and it fits nicely under the Ford's pointed hood and is dressed up with all the familiar gear like a Brawler 4-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer intake, finned Corvette valve covers, chrome and polished accessories tucked in tight to the block, and all those shiny and detailed bits tie the whole truck together quite nicely. The firewall was custom made to accommodate the Chevy's rear-mounted HEI distributor, with form following function in a very trick way, and there's massive cooling available from the aluminum radiator up front. It's backed by a TH350 3-speed automatic and a Ford 9-inch rear end, and even after 27k miles on the road, the undercarriage and upgraded suspension components are still beautifully painted and polished to match the