1929 Ford Tudor: Troublemaker on Four Wheels
Radical doesn’t even begin to describe the latest offering from Ricky Bobby’s Rod Shop. Known far making a splash with extreme hot rods (mostly early Ford offerings), he showed up with a downright evil looking 1929 Ford Tudor. Upon closer examination – the fit, finish, form and function of the Tudor — not to mention its “beans” — put it in the final 5.
The 1929 Ford Tudor was chopped 9-inches in front, 8-inches in back and channeled 4-inches over the custom frame made in-house at Ricky’s rod shop outside Manchester, Tennessee. Ricky also sectioned the body 4-inches and added a custom firewall giving it a completely radical and wicked aesthetic. When he was done cutting, massaging, filling and sanding, he chose to coat it in PPG Arctic White. Great choice!
It gets down the road in a hurry too, thanks to a 425 c.i., Stromberg-carbureted Buick Nailhead. In fact – as we were taking the 100-mile Hot Rod of the Year reliability run, Bobby got alongside a late model Roush Mustang and let’s just say it wasn’t even close! Stance is achieved via a straight axle with polished and punched out “Hole Shot” radius rods from Johnson’s Hot Rod Shop. It rolls on 18×4-inch and 20×7-inch Circle Racing wheels shod in Firestone tires.
The interior carries the same old-school feel as the rest of the car with a ’40 dash and steering wheel, Gennie shifter, and custom seats by Dan Zajac.
After seeing him drive the wheels off his white Tudor, challenging anyone who got near him to a little “sprint,” and seeing how he shared the car with fans, we can easily say nobody had more fun with their car than Ricky.