1939 Ford Cabriolet

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"Street rods tend to be wild by definition and Bob Armstrong's 1939 Ford Cabriolet is no exception. The Crystal Lake resident purchased his completed cruiser in 2009, and despite being built 13 years ago, it looks just as fresh today as it did when it rolled out of Dan's Custom Exhaust, a shop in Marengo. Dan Christiansen was the mastermind behind this project, starting with a silky-smooth fiberglass body manufactured by Coast to Coast and choosing to bolt on everything else that resides underneath it. Power comes come a GM-sourced Ram Jet V-8, delivering a reliable 350 horsepower and 400 foot-pounds of torque. Disc brakes are at all four corners, hidden behind Boyd Coddington wheels. The glossy exterior comes courtesy of House of Kolor's Sunset Pearl paint, but even in the twilight after-hours, this hot rod still shines brilliantly. Mounted beneath the frame and in the engine bay are neon lights, as well as four 50-watt spotlights hidden at each corner. 'At night they do a fantastic job of illuminating the car and really making it stand out.'” - Matthew Avery, Daily Herald

*Note: In the video you may notice the license plate is a part of the trunk lid. Recently the 'embedded' license plate area was professionally removed from the trunk to streamline the smoothness of the car and a 'show & go' remote license plate hiding system has been installed instead.

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**This car will be auctioned off at the Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic Auction. May 14-19, 2013**

This Lot scheduled to be sold THU 7:20PM

Lot T253 1939 Ford Cabriolet

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- This custom built 1939 Ford Cabriolet combines excellence in engineering, fit and finish
- ISCA award winner for outstanding custom rod, outstanding paint and outstanding interior
- Street Rodder award of excellence
- Feature car in Northern Rodder magazine
- House of Kolor Prestigious Painter award calendar feature
- Auburn Fun Run Nationals Master Builders Pro Pick award
- PPG fit and finish award
- Numerous Best of Show awards
- Sunset Pearl with Cream leather interior
- GM Ram Jet crate 350/350 HP fuel injected engine
- 700R4 automatic transmission
- 8,710 miles believed to be actual
- Power rack and pinion steering, brakes, windows and trunk
- Air conditioning
- Under car and under hood lighting
- Two batteries
- Sound system, magnetic door entry
- Unique "show & go" hide-a-way license plate. The Show & Go license Retractable License transport allows you to display or stow away the front license plate "for show" by simply pushing it under the car the car. When you pull it back out for driving it is spring loaded into the upright position.

Type – 1939 Ford Cabriolet
Manufacturer – Coast to Coast of Canada
Paint brand/color – House of Kolor, Sunset Pearl

Construction – body-on frame
Frame type – Coast to Coast 2.5” x 6” perimeter type
Steering – Rack and Pinion, power assisted

Front – Mustang II Crossmember and spindles with Alden coil-overs
Rear – Aldan coil-overs

Front – 11” disc GM midsize
Rear – 11” disc 96 Ford Explorer

Front – 16” x 7” Boyd Coddington Rodder, 3.5” offset
Rear – 17” x 8” Boyd Coddington Rodder, 4” offset

Front – 205/55ZR16 Bridgestone Potenza
Rear – 255/50ZR17 Bridgestone Potenza

Seats – 1995 Saturn
Upholstery – leather by Steve and Marilyn Ralfs of Durant, Iowa
Steering Wheel – Billet Specialties
Steering column chrome – Ididit
Gauges – Dakota Digital
Stereo – Blauplunk CD player with Infinity Kappa speakers and amplifier

Type – GM Ram Jet 350 crate engine
Displacement – 350 cubic inches
Horsepower – 350 @ 5200 RPM
Torque – 400 foot pounds @ 3500 RPM
Maximum recommended RPM – 5800

Headers – HPC Block Hugger
Exhaust – 2.25” polished stainless steel with “Stainless Specialty” mufflers and tips

Cooling System:
AFCO 4-row aluminum radiator with electric fan

Type – TPI 700 R-4 with shift kit
Torque Convertor – 2000 RPM stall speed
Shift – B & M ratchet type

Rear Axle:
Type – Strange 9” four bar Ford post
Axles – Strange 31 spline
Ratio – 3.50:1

Under Car and Under Hood Lighting:
Type – Custom halogen and neon lighting

Gas Tank:
Type – Custom stainless steel gas tank
Manufacturer – Rock Valley

Tail Lights:
Type – LED in body
Manufacturer – Lapert Enterprises 


Engine Type

GM Ram Jet 350


Body Color

House of Kolor, Sunset Pearl











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