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Stark State College '29 Ford Resto-Mod

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Hey everyone! I have some really exciting news! I know going to school is generally not much fun, especially during the summer. However, this summer is going to be a milestone for Stark State College. (I'm going to call it SSC, for short)

I just finished my first year of college at Stark State College majoring in Automotive Technologies. I absolutely loved school. It is amazing what your grades look like when you enjoy what you are learning about. I especially enjoyed my instructor, David Weary. At the end of the school year, Mr. Weary told us about his plans to have a summer class that consisted of SSC's 10 best Automotive Technologies students building a hot rod as a name plate for the school. He was willing to sponsor everything...the car, the chassis, engine, transmission, everything. The school approved his decision. I was very, very fortunate to be one of the students chosen to work on this new and exciting projects.

Starting Monday, June 13th 2011, Mr. Weary, myself, and 9 other students will start this awesome new class. (Imagine that, a class where you get to build a hot rod; I thought this kind of thing only happened in the movies!). For the next six weeks (possibly even 10 weeks) we will be working on this project.

A few months prior, Mr. Weary had located a '29 Ford Tudor in "restorable" shape in Carrollton, Ohio and purchased it. Soon after, he called a company (right now I cannot recall the name...I'll get back to you on that later) and ordered a chassis to be custom built to his specs.

Today I came to the Automotive Technologies building to mount and balance some tires and rims for my brother's Ranger and I saw Mr. Weary. We had talked earlier in the week about how the chassis and car had arrived at SSC. Immediately, he showed me a bunch of different parts - some parts custom, some from 80-something years ago, some from an S-10...etc, etc... Each of them, (except the glorious chassis) were covered in dirt, grime and grease - they were all the necessary "ingredients" for one bad, bad, '29 Ford Tudor resto-mod.

I know this isn't a Ford Ranger, but I am so extremely excited for this class, and eager to be a part of this history-making class at SSC. I will try my best to get as many pictures and updates as I can throughout this build. I really hope everyone enjoys this thread. Comments, please!!!

Here are some pictures of the chassis, car, engine, and trans. This is before the class has actually started.
















The '29 Ford!








6.0L LS Motor


2001 Chevy S10 4L60 Automatic Transmission

Updates will be posted once the class starts on Monday!
 


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Whats with the chevy motor and trans? That rear end gives me a chubby.
 

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A 4L60 behind a 6.0? I've heard enough bad things with them behind the 4.3's...

Other than that, that looks pretty badass. Doing it with independent rear suspension is really cool.
 

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Man thats some serious looking expensive suspension there! Have a great Summer, I would doing that.
Dave of the Nord
 

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This would be so awesome but i hate anything with a sbc
 

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The rear end also gave me excitement in my gentleman's region. IRS, inboard discs, it's all shiny and pretty, and it's attached to a wonderfully clean chassis. I'm wondering why he didn't go full on Ford with the engine/trans combo, but to each their own.
 

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I'd rather see that restored. Seems like it is in too good of shape for what you plan on doing.
 

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please dont chop top that......please
 

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please dont chop top that......please
X2!!!!

I see cutting marks on that. Yes it takes some skill, but it looks friggen stupid. Especially for a "resto-mod", that's full on custom territory.
 

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an ls? gtfo
 

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Nice project, keep us posted!
 

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