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1935 Ford Cabriolet Mods & Upgrades – new 2017

NEW BLOG ENTRY:12/28/2017

1935 Ford Cabriolet

Chassis – New frame plus modern stuff

Before Duke’s Garage purchased the 1935 Ford Cabriolet in 2012 the original owners didn’t drive it much; nor did we.

After mostly being parked and admired, Duke and Jared Haynes from A&O Garage, began to collaborate and decided that limiting this classic to occasional, top-down, Sunday drives on back roads wasn’t fair to this beautiful piece of car history.

The existing power provided by a Vintage Flathead V-8 engine with an Offenhauser intake, the carbureted fuel delivery system and the 3-speed transmission weren’t enough to achieve the higher rpms needed to reach or exceed the speed-limits on today’s highways or speedways. That’s why the hot-rodding began.

To start, post-vintage cars need added stability for safer driving at higher speeds. That’s why Jared opted to replace the C-channel frame with a brand-new TCI custom-built boxed frame. After assembly and prep the new frame was sent out for powder coating.

Next up is modernization – switching out several existing systems with present-day technology and style. More information to come.


NEW BLOG ENTRY: 10/1/2017

Investment in fun…

If you’re familiar with Duke’s Garage then you’re familiar with Jared Haynes. Jared whose on-site automotive company, L&O Garage, is handling all the assembly and modifications to our 1935 Ford Cabriolet. Jared has worked on and restored cars ever since his Dad taught him to rebuild carburetors at age six. Tackling automotive challenges and problems is Jared’s passion next to creating digital and metal artwork.

Both Duke and Jared are intent on turning this classic 1935 Convertible Ford Cabriolet into a highway driver. A modern makeover will remedy the quick fixes and past tinkering that happened through the years to this classic.

Watch for the upcoming blogs that feature more about the upgrades.