Herman Rost's 1928 Ford
1928 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup built byHerman A. Rost of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Herman's Roadster Pickup was criticized to be one of the best looking rods in the entire world by Rods Illustrated. The body was purchased for $ 18.50, next it was channeled 8 1/2 inches before it was installed on a set of 1930 Ford rails. The car had 1932 Ford suspension all around with a single leaf spring in front and a 1940 Ford spring adaption in the rear. Gabriel shocks were used along with 1940 Ford spindles and hubs. The 1940 Ford steering setup was reworked to turn it on its side. The car was powered by a full race 1948 Ford engine which was bored and stroked. It was fit with an aluminum flywheel, 1935 Ford floor shift, truck pressure plate, Harman & Collins dual coil and an Iskendrian 404A camshaft. The exhaust pipes were routed beneath the rocker panels, for so on to run up behind the cabin and follow the pickup bed. 1940 Ford hydraulic brakes were installed to secure good braking for the hopped up pickup. The car was fit with a 1932 Ford grille shell, rear nerf bar and Harley-Davidson headlights. 1941 Chevrolet taillights were mounted vertically to match the 15-inch Mercury wheeøs with 8:20 tires in the rear and 6:70 in front. Wheel base was 112 inches while the tread width was 63 inches. The interior was reupholstered Ed Adams in full tuck and rolled Naugahyde. The dashboard was handmade and fit with 6 gauges. The body was finished off in Bolero red lacquer with striping. By the time the car was finished, Herman had spent $ 3500 transforming the beaten old rust bucket to a show-stopper.
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