1937 Ford Deluxe Sedan

1937 Ford Deluxe Sedan

 

Total frame off!


When the Minshews brought us their '37, it had seen better days. It been Hot-Rodded once upon a time, but the hot had given way to rot, and it was time for a complete re-do. The frame-off overhaul started with a new T.C.I. frame, a 385hp Street & Performance 351 Ford Windsor, and a TCI AOD transmission with no lock-up converter.

As the term implies, a frame-off resto starts with taking the body off the frame. The old wiring will be replaced by a Painless 18-circuit wiring harness. The old frame will be replaced with a new one from TCI. The old gas tank will go as well and be replaced by a 20gal stainless steel tank from Rock Valley. New floorboards and firewall from Direct Sheetmetal are part of the packageA new Walker Radiator will keep the Windsor from overheating.

In the past we've had to farm out our interior finishing work to experts like Ron Mangus when customers wanted a nice leather interior. But no more. This gorgeous leather interior was stitched right here in our new upholstery shop. Not bad if we do say so ourselves. This interior comes with all the amenities, starting with a Vintage Air climate control system to keep things cool in summer and toasty in winter. Power windows let in the outside air in when the weather is just rightMooneyes electric guages grace the dash along with the Vintage Air "Streamline" control panel and billet vents. Back in the trunk is where we hid the Optima battery and billet tray. Lokar pedals, shifters and cables get the drivetrain working in unison. As you can see, this '37 came to in not quite stock condition. It had been restored and hotrodded at least once before and rolled in under its own power, sans running boards.

As the term implies, a frame-off resto starts with taking the body off the frame. The old wiring will be replaced by a Painless 18-circuit wiring harness.The old frame will be replaced with a new one from TCI. The old gas tank will go as well and be replaced by a 20gal stainless steel tank from Rock Valley. New floorboards and firewall from Direct Sheetmetal are part of the packageA new Walker Radiator will keep the Windsor from overheating.