Factory Five customer Jim F. from San Antonio, TX picked-up his ’33 Hot Rod kit in January of this year, and nine months later, has officially graduated his build! Jim said he is mixed with emotions as his build ends because while he is proud of the work he has done, he is sad that the build is over (remember Jim – there’s always upgrades!).
Along with the news of completing his Hot Rod build, Jim sent us these photos of his car that he took before heading over to his first car show over the weekend. At the show, Jim and his Hot Rod were awarded 1st place in the Street Rod class!
Jim built his Hot Rod with a Chevy 350 small block putting out about 360 HP with a 700R4 transmission, powdercoated chassis, Factory Five electric gauge set, performance 11.65″ rear brake set, and the optional hard top with power windows. Jim painted the car with PPG Omni base coat and clear coat. The rear wheels are Summit brand Halibrand wheels and the fronts are Rocket Launchers with Mickey Thompson Sportsman Radial tires.
Congratulations Jim on graduating your Hot Rod! We look forward to hearing about future car show wins with your beautiful ’33.