America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod 1933 Ford 427 “Renaissance Roadster” Build Project #Video
America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod 1933 Ford 427 “Renaissance Roadster” Build Project
The culmination of a four year build at Frisbie’s Portland area shop. The craftsmanship, design and execution of the build is second to none. The hand-formed all aluminum body is coated in a vibrant PPG Violet Red with darker cherry/black tones offering a two tone sparkle tailor made to shine in the sun. And shine it did in Pleasanton.
Working from a Chris Ito design, the body was English-wheeled and hammered out of sheet aluminum massaged to match the angular, flowing lines of the concept illustration. The custom grille is a radical version of the ’33 Ford design flanked by equally distinctive headlights based on ’34 Chrysler lenses in custom-made housings. The hood is highlighted by recessed air scoops resembling the vintage Scott Super Slot injector hats of the 1960s. One off milled parts, many of which glow in brilliant chrome are found at every glance.
The chassis, comprised of 3/16-inch steel and chromoly tubing was built completely in house at Steve’s Auto Restoration. Polished and plated custom-designed independent front and rear suspension machined by EVOD Industries offers a righteous ride. There were very few off the shelf-parts used in the build, but none of these were used in their original configuration. When crafting a vehicle of this caliber, everything needs to be massaged to fit the specific needs of this one-of-a-kind creation
Horsepower, and plenty of it comes from an all-aluminum 427c.i. big-block Chevrolet. The block and heads were sanded smooth while the rest of the exterior engine components – valve covers, oil pan etc. – have all been custom CNC-milled to achieve the desired aesthetics. Even the Edelbrock tri-power intake has been modified to accommodate the Autotrend EFI setup.
The one-off craftsmanship continues inside, where the highest-grade leather was stitched over seats that are formed into the rear of the cabin. A 1930 Nash instrument cluster houses a full set of Classic Instruments, with a distinctive custom steering wheel offering good grip.
And those wheels! The rolling stock, and backing plates were designed by S.A.R.’s David Brost and machined by EVOD Industries.
Steve's Auto Restorations
4440 SE 174th Ave, Portland
OR 97236, United States
Phone: +1 503-665-2222