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Features G28T 4-banger Model A hot rod Woody

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dutch Courage, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. This “steampunk” G28T 4-banger Model A hot rod woody was built almost entirely from scratch by Henry van Uden (HAMB-name “hotrod holland”)over the last two years. The car made its debut at Rockin’ Jalopy’s Motorama last October and was extremely well received. The 1930 cowl, firewall and grille are vintage Ford, all the rest is hot rod ingenuity from the the low countries. Engine is a German cast G28T. The G28T engine was an improved Model B engine produced by Ford-Köln in Germany in the 1940's and 1950's.

    Henry is a welder by trade and he teamed up with Theo van Alebeek who is a professional carpenter for this project nicknamed “The Coffin Shaker”.

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    Original 1930 Ford passenger car cowl section with firewall and grille shell.
    Bare metal in Rustol Owatrol. 3” roof chop. Custom fabricated wood section in oak. International truck headlights, custom taillights. Model A Ford original-style grain vinyl top.

    Home made riveted bomber seats with jute cushions. Model A pedals.
    Toyota gauges and shifter. VW T1 bus steering column. Vintage race car steering wheel of unknown origin.

    Custom fabrication stainless steel frame, sleeved lightning holes.

    Front Suspension
    Super Bell I-beam front axle, 4” drop. Stock Model A unsplit wishbone.
    MG lever action shocks. 1948 Ford Spindles. VW T1 bus steering box.

    Rear Suspension
    Suzuki Vitara rear axle, Speedway Motors coil-over shocks.

    Front Brakes
    1948 Ford drums.

    Rear Brakes
    Suzuki Vitara drums. Mustang master cylinder.

    Front Wheels and Tires
    17 inch ’32 Ford wire wheels. Firestone Dirt Track ribbed tires.

    Rear Wheels and Tires
    18 inch ’32 Ford wire wheels. Firestone Heavy Duty grooved tires.

    German cast G28T engine rebuilt by Belcher Engineering, UK.
    Cast aluminum G28T oil pan. Charley Yapp timing cover. VW magneto.
    Thomas cylinder head 9:1 compression ratio.
    Stromberg 97 with home made intake and stainless exhaust.

    Toyota TA23 Gearbox. Ford AA truck bellhousing. Homemade drive shaft.

    Stock brass radiator.
    Homemade stainless gas tank.
    Overall height: 48.5”.

    Theo van Alebeek, Gary Miller of Belcher Engineering
  2. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    Member Emeritus

    Surfcityrocker and ROCKER77 like this.
  3. quickrack-alan
    Joined: Dec 25, 2012
    Posts: 80

    from Ireland

    Thats an incredibly imaginative build!
    And well executed.
  4. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 8,270


    I am liking it, liking it a lot.

  5. me too ! very nice work and well done indeed!
  6. Nice craft/fab work and marrying of parts.
  7. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,929

    from Colorado

    Lots of detail and very nice workmanship. Instead of tilting the radiator, I would have installed a smaller unit and chopped the stock shell. Otherwise, a neat car.
  8. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,626

    A Boner

    Slick little hot rod! Hot rod ingenuity for sure. Lots of fab work in only 2 years!
  9. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 3,240

    from b.c.

    Well I like it! Steampunk with hot rod style. Like the bucket complete with handle for a trans tunnel.
  10. hotrod holland
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 35

    hotrod holland

  11. hfh
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 373

    from Western MA

    that must have been fun to build!
  12. hotrod holland
    Joined: Nov 28, 2008
    Posts: 35

    hotrod holland

    g28t andt the 5gear from the ta 23 toyota

    Attached Files:

    waxhead likes this.
  13. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 5,211

    sloppy jalopies

    spiff... love the channel and the raised wooden wheelwells…
    only change would be a sectioned and more vertical grill...
    '28-'29 ? …. go DC go !
  14. 340HilbornDuster
    Joined: Nov 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,968



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