You have probably heard of Model T, model A and even model B…but how about model Y? Huh?
Yes, the model Y Ford was built in several contries including Germany and UK. It was smaller than it’s American counterpart and powered by a small 4 cylinder engine. One thing is for sure, they make for an excellent choice for a hot rod.
The subject: A 1935 Ford two door sedan.
Fabricator Mike Hill from Survivor Customs, based in Middlesbrough in the North East of England, will be carrying out this personal project and we will be following his progress from start to finish.
In Mike’s words:
“The first main reason why I chose the Model Y Ford for my project is that I think the shape of the car is perfect. I love the way all of the lines flow around the car and I’ve used these lines in the other parts of the build to accent the body. The Model Y was also the first Ford car to be built in this country following the American imported Model T and Model A Fords. The styling of the English Ford was very similar to the American predecessor; therefore it’s very nicely fitting for a hot rod project inspired by all-out American hot rods of the 1950s.”
Though in its early stages, the project is under way and we will soon start updating with posts and photos of how the project is coming along. .
Mike’s technical knowledge and experience means we will get to see the project really stripped to the bones and totally deconstructed to later emerge as a hot rod.
For more about Mike and Survivor Customs, check out his Facebook page. And watch this space. The project will also be shared on Cherished Vehicle Insurance’s Blog
Here are some photos of the build so far:
Car stripped down to a bare shell ready to undergo work.
Car roof chopped down 4 inches and body shell shortened by 12 inches to create the truck shell.
Shell welded and cleaned back to metal finish with welds flushed off.
Front quarter elliptical suspension fabricated and mocked up in place.
Rear axle and suspension.