Classic Car Studio was commissioned to create a hot rod for the South African rock band Seether’s bass player, Dale Stewart. It only makes sense that they would choose a car that’s metal, to go along with Stewart’s music. What doesn’t make sense at first look, however, is the choice of a 1931 Ford Model A Sedan for the hot rod. Most people think of the 1932 Fords being the hot rods, not the 1931. But when you see what Classic Car Studio came up with, you know it was the right choice.
A five-inch roof chop, with a three-inch channel job, started the project off. The roof was completely custom, using zebra wood to finish off the work. Rather than go with a glossy finish, Classic Cars opted for a distressed finish with brass aircraft rivets to round out the look. The complete chassis, seats, dash, door panels, transmission tunnel, firewall, and floor were all custom additions. Plenty of updates had to be made, including the suspension, shocks, steering column, front axle, and grill shell. These necessary changes came in part because of the 500 horsepower, 331 cubic inch Hemi V8 that was added, along with a TCI 700R4 transmission. But that’s not all. You’ll also find a Hot Heads camshaft, a pair of 600-cfm Holley carburetors, and a Weiand blower.
A 1931 Model A might have been an interesting choice, but it definitely paid off with a metal hot rod that rocks just as hard as its owner.