1928 Ford Roadster

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1928 Ford Roadster
For Sale By Owner
Offered For $115,000.00
BUY IT NOW FOR $75,000.00!
1928 Ford Roadster. Highly modified steel body. Cowl lengthened 1" at door jam and new curved doors, flush fit and 2" longer than stock. Hidden hinges and finished door jams. Rear of cockpit moved 3" to rear. 32 Dash angled and recessed, custom cut curved windshield recessed in cowl with custom cast windshield posts. New Pro Street frame with independent front suspension. 9" Ford rear end, Posit-Traction. 31 Spline axles 3.50 gear ratio. TH350 trans with Lokar shifter. Aluminum drive shaft. Rear fenders widened under body to cover tires. Taillight and license plates panel recessed under body. Fuel cell in trunk. 350 4 bolt main Chevy engine. Forged pistons steel crankshaft, Comp Cams Hyd. Cam billet timing set, Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum heads, Performer RPM manifold, Demon Carb, MSD ignition. Ron Davis Aluminum radiator. 32 Grill shell. No Fiberglass. Custom headlight mounts. American Racing wheels. Moon limited edition gauges. Custom bucket seats. All leather interior. Sikken's custom mixed maroon with gold pearl.
THIS ONE'S MINE!
GEORGE ECKARDT BUILDS INCREDIBLE RODS, BUT THIS ONE'S ALL HIS!
Words & Photography by: Jason Hardman
Have you ever heard the saying, "The Cobbler's Son Has No Shoes"? Have you ever noticed that the paint and body guy drives a primered wreck? The saying, and the truism, are pretty much dead on in the real world and no one was more disturbed by the reality than George Eckardt. While George is not a shoemaker or a paint and body guy, he is a renowned fabricator responsible for some of the nicest rods and racers in the country. In his position at Nick's Old Cars in Redlands, CA (909.798.1078), he has partnered with Harry Nicks to build some pretty incredible machines. All the while, he was driving a pickup truck to work everyday and lamenting the fact that he didn't have a cool car of his own.
One day, he decided that the situation would have to change. At almost the same time that Harry Nicks decided to build a '32 Roadster, George embarked on the project of building a '28 Roadster starting out with an original steel body. That body did not stay original for very long, however. George busted out the torch, cutting tools and metal working tools after some careful consideration about what he wanted to achieve. In the end, he modified the cowl, curved the doors and made them 2 inches longer, moved the rear of the cockpit three inches further back, widened the rear fenders, and more. The crew at Nick's applied the flawless Gold Pearl Maroon Sikkens paint.
A '32 grille shell dominates the front of the car and really wakes up the '28, as do the King Bee headlights. a '32 dash was also swapped into the '28, and the entire interior was done up in Leather by Stitch by Stitch in Mentone, CA. American 15-inch wheels (14-inches wide in the back) are mounted up with Hoosier tires. The rear suspension uses stainless steel parallel bars with coilover shocks. Up front, the car uses the famous torsion bar setup that Nick's has installed on a multitude of cars. This suspension system is super plush and makes a roadster a pleasure to drive in real world conditions.
For power, George built a small block 350 Chevy engine, bored .030 over and balanced by Dougans Engine Rebuilding. A comp Cams camshaft provides a .500-inch lift while the Hookers headers get the spent gasses out of the aluminum heads. Spin-Tech mufflers are attached to the 2-1/4" custom exhaust tubes and help keep the roar manageable. an aluminum driveshaft from Inland Driveline Service connects to the narrowed Ford nine inche rear end (with 350 gears and Posi-Traction, which sports 31-spline axles.
 
This car is as well crafted as any you'll find at the best shows in the country. Only thing is, George doesn't attend events to show off the car. he drives it. That's what they are meant to do and now George doesn't have to toil away all day on a spectacular car and wish he could drive one home that night because his is sitting in the shop just waiting for him.
For more information contact the owner directly at 888.600.4945
 
 
1928 Ford Roadster For Sale