Stance is everything – Industry News

Stance is everything.

The resto rod 1928 Model A Ford roadster you see here is the latest rolling chassis/body project to roll out of the doors of GMS Hot Rods in North West Auckland. The owner requested a seriously low sixties era Early Times car club (LA, California) theme. Using the original chassis as a foundation, Greg reworked the chassis in the GMS Hot Rods chassis jig with a substantial centre cross member, kicked up rear and a flattened Model A front crossmember. The front end consists of a Superbell dropped I-beam with Superbell disc brakes, Pete & Jakes four bars and a GMS transverse spring. Engine is an early 327 SB Chev and four speed Muncie with a Ford 9″ on triangulated four bars and Carrera coil overs.

 The idea was to retain and accentuate the early 1928 Model A charm with the bumpers retained, GMS dropped headlamp bar, stock height windscreen, door handles and so on. The final stages of work at GMS Hot Rods included a full body steel out for seatbelt anchorages, and too strengthen the body up providing a foundation for the bench seat to be made. Burst proof latches were fitted utilising the original Model A exterior and interior door handles. A Limeworks Forty column and wheel were fitted to a GMS lowered column mount and sheet metal floors were fabricated replacing the plywood floors. The front floor is one piece with clearance for the Hurst shifter and Lokar handbrake. 

For further information please call Greg  on 021 955 459 or email gregstokes1932@gmail.com or look up GMS Hot Rods on Facebook.