Factory Five customer Edward S. sent us an e-mail with photos of his almost finished Factory Five Hot Rod. Edward started the build with five other Hot Rods in his garage, all of them ’34s. He built the Factory Five ’33 with some modifications to make it look more like a the ’34s in his collection.
Edward used a carbureted small block Ford mated to an AOD transmission from TCI, running through an 8.8″ Moser rear end with Factory Five’s 3-link rear-suspension.
The wheels are 15″ x 8″ and 15″ x 10″ McLean Classic Hand Trued Wire wheels with 52-laced stainless steel spokes and powder coated rims and hubs. The tires are BF Goodrich T/A P225/60R15 in the front and BF Goodrich T/A P255/70R15 in the rear.
Some of the mods Edward made to make the car look more like a ’34 included installing a custom 1934 cowl vent and louvered ’34 side panels, modifying the fenders and running boards to the ’34 style, and building custom frame extensions to support the front and rear Ford bumpers. He also installed the ’34 Ford chrome horns and custom glove box.
Congratulations Edward on a fantastic build!