"Elegant cruiser or radical street rod ... you decide ..."
1933 Ford Touring Coupe This 1933 Ford Touring Coupe is one of the nicest rides on the roads of Atlantic Canada. The owner wanted a very special highway car built for touring. He wanted a car with great heritage but with all of today’s technology and the fit and finish found in high-end European cars.
The main body of the car is built from fiberglass but with a twist - the hand-laid fiberglass is set and cured in a vacuum process and the hood and hood sides are steel. We changed the silhouette of the body giving the car a European feel, but leaving its strong American heritage still showing. The roof was chopped and raked and the nose was stretched and pinched and then we tugged on its chin! Then we hand-built a custom stainless steel grill.
The chassis was extensively reworked to provide the appropriate stiffening and the independent rear axle set-up that had previously been installed was removed and replaced with a Ford 8.8” set-up with disc brakes. We connected the rear axle to the chassis with an unequal 4-link suspension and installed a sway bar and coilover shocks. The front suspension was also re-worked and we installed coilovers shocks along with a sway bar.
The motor is an LT1 fuel injection through a 4-speed automatic and the exhaust exits via a custom, 2 1/2" handcrafted stainless steel exhaust system. The car has been treated to custom handcrafted gauges. The interior has been completely covered in Dynamat sound deadening and we installed a double-layer steel firewall that was insulated between the layers. The car sports a beautiful tri-coat black cherry paint job and buttery Austrian leather custom designed tan interior. We are doing the final testing and tuning and she will be ready to go home very soon!