Badass 1929 Ford Tudor Is a Lowdown Dirty Rat (Rod)
Forget about things like cushy, heated leather seats. This 1929 Ford is what the spirit of hot rodding is all about!
Rat rods, though they look ancient, are a relatively new phenomenon. But they’re also rather subjective. Some people love ’em, some people hate ’em. Personally, we think they’re great. Incredibly scary and dangerous to drive no doubt, but that’s part of the appeal. Just take a look at this 1929 Ford Tudor we spotted over at The Collector Car Network and you’ll see what we mean.
With loads of power, a ground scraping stance, and tiny slits for windows, this thing doesn’t exactly sport the driveabilty of your average crossover. Or safety, for that matter. But a big part of the allure of hot rodding in the early days was the element of danger. You have to possess a certain amount of cojones to drive a car like this, and everybody knows it.
This 1929 Ford doesn’t make any apologies for what it is, either. The body is all steel, which isn’t exactly easy to find these days. Stretched out long and lean over a modified frame, it’s clear that a ton of fabrication went into making this car a real rat. We’re especially digging the vintage wire wheels and wide whites, which give the modern custom a proper vintage look.
As much attitude as the exterior exudes, the insides of this 1929 Ford are equally outspoken. A mile-long shifter and sheetmetal door panels give off a certain vibe. And then there are those custom metal seats, sporting nothing more than a couple cushions to keep your tush from getting too bruised.
It’s all fitting for a car built for someone with motor oil coursing through their veins. And a tribute to a time when hot rodding was not for the faint of heart!
Photos: The Collector Car Network