All-Steel 1937 Ford Is $200K Worth of Custom Wide Body and Hardware

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Ford-based street rods and hot rods are a dime a dozen these days. Everybody seems to be making them, using pretty much the same techniques and hardware. That makes a buyer’s choice extremely difficult when trying to pick one from the crowd. What sets these vehicles apart is the personal touch of the people behind them, and of course the price of the build.
In the case of the 1937 Ford pickup truck we have here, that personal touch translates into a noticeable difference in width compared to the machine that served at the basis. There are 5 inches (127 mm) of extra bodywork in there, which, combined with the effects of an air ride suspension, make the entire build look even wider.

The all-steel body of the build, wrapped around a customized TCI frame, sports the lines cars of that era usually had, with the curved fenders morphing into running boards as they move further back and into fenders again once they reach the rear wheels.

Inside, the doors open onto a festival of brown leather, generously used on the bench, door panels, and even on the original steering wheel sitting in front of a simple dashboard with big round gauges.

Behind the truck’s massive grille and hidden under the long hood, the builders hid a 347ci (5.7-liter) stroker engine, working together with a C4 automatic transmission. We are not being told anything about the output of the powerplant, but we do know it shows 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of use since being built.

The truck is up for grabs and will soon go under the hammer in the hands of Mecum in March in Glendale, Arizona. No estimate of how much it is expected to fetch is made, and this is where the price component we mentioned earlier comes in. According to the seller, receipts for this truck amount to $200,000.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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