Rusty 33 – 1933 Ford Mid-engine Pickup

1933 Ford pickup with supercharged 2.0 Chevy Ecotec engine mounted behind the cab.  Up front, the firewall is moved 18" forward to accomodate a tall driver while leaving room under the hood for the gas tank and battery.
1933 Ford pickup with supercharged 2.0 Chevy Ecotec engine mounted behind the cab. Up front, the firewall is moved 18″ forward to accommodate a tall driver while leaving room under the hood for the gas tank and battery.

IMG_3409Frame finished, engine mounted, and C5 Corvette based front suspension in.

IMG_3763Showing transverse mounted 2.0 L supercharged Ecotec engine, cantilevered shocks, and 3″ SS exhaust system.  The engine makes 315 HP at the flywheel.

FiaUp front is the gas tank and battery.  The firewall is 18″ forward to make room for tall driver and big feet.  The truck is made from 5 different trucks – frame from one, radiator shell from one, cowl and doors from one, roof and back section from one, and the bed from a Model A.

IMG_4065In front of Sid’s getting proper tonnneau cover made.

IMG_4071Engine graphics on right side are picture of Mike Fazio’s small block Chevy. Graphics on left side are Ron Madariaga’s Ford flat head.

IMG_5143Heading onto the autocross course at Goodguy’s in June 2017.  With 315 HP and 2000 lb. weight, the little sucker scoots.

 

4 thoughts on “Rusty 33 – 1933 Ford Mid-engine Pickup”

  1. Hey Bob – lost your email. I have your old R90S sidecar outfit. Send me a note to the above email. I was going to send you some updates on the rig. Hope all is well.

  2. BOB! What great stuff!! I am KNOCKED OUT! I am so pleased that you received such wide recognition for the rotary in the sidecar. Before I had even seen the pictures, I was thinking that you deserved a lot of credit just for the originality of the idea. Add to that your beautiful workmanship and some amazing fabrication and engineering; WOW!! I’ll have lots more comments and maybe a few questions in the next time that we talk.
    P.S. 1932 & ’33 roadsters rank very high with me. Of the dozens, or maybe hundreds of ’32 Roadsters that I have seen over the years, I would rank yours as the BEST!
    P.P.S. Drop me a front or front quarter photo of the Jetta if you have one, with or without the wheels on the sidewalk!
    What a beauty! VT

  3. BOB! What great stuff!! I am KNOCKED OUT! I am so pleased that you received such wide recognition for the rotary in the sidecar. Before I had even seen the pictures, I was thinking that you deserved a lot of credit just for the originality of the idea. Add to that your beautiful workmanship and some amazing fabrication and engineering; WOW!! I’ll have lots more comments and maybe a few questions in the next time that we talk.
    P.S. 1932 & ’33 roadsters rank very high with me. Of the dozens, or maybe hundreds of ’32 Roadsters that I have seen over the years, I would rank yours as the BEST!
    P.P.S. Drop me a front or front quarter photo of the Jetta if you have one, with or without the wheels on the sidewalk!
    What a beauty! VT

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