Of the 1931 Ford Model A pickup truck, the 800-strong Hot Rod was madeJune 2, 2019
Under the hood of this amazing car is the engine of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT sports coupe. The whole process of turning a pickup into an amazing vehicle took five and a half months.
For a start, what is Hot Rod. According to Wikipedia, this is a car, originally American, with serious modifications designed to achieve the highest possible speed. Non-standard cars come in different shapes and sizes. Many of them are works of art that suit very narrow, specific and often individual tastes, while at the same time they can push some away from themselves. A striking example of this was the Ford Model A pick-up of the distant 1931 production, which became a hot-rod.
The only original parts from an old car are the cab, grille and eight inches of durable hood.
Everything else – both inside and outside, was completely replaced. For example, the wheels are taken from the prototype of the Mazda Le Mans racing car. The cabin has “rolled” windows and an opening windshield, and the roof was shortened by three inches for a smoother look.
Under the hood is now a 5.0-liter V8 engine, taken from the 2011 high-performance Mustang GT. The supercharger above the engine increases the power to an impressive 800 horsepower – all this power is transmitted to the rear wheels. The transmission has a 4-speed gearbox. Surprisingly, with a radiator located behind the cab, the truck has no problems with cooling. At the front there is only a heat exchanger hidden behind a special grille that can be opened and closed. The grille cover also hides the headlights.
It is reported that the entire assembly process took about five and a half months, and most of the work was done during off-hours. There is no doubt that this truck will attract all the attention of passersby – because of its unusual appearance, as well as wild roaring motor.
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