Classics 2017 Ridler Winner is One Heck of a 1933 Ford Roadster

01:47  10 april  2018
01:47  10 april  2018 Source:   HOT ROD

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1933 Ford Roadster is the 2017 Don Ridler Memorial Award winner built by Steve’s Auto Restorations. Frisbie put his head together with designer Chis Ito and between them they came up with the basic concept using inspiration from a 1933 Ford roadster to determine what the roadster

Buddy Jordan’s 1933 Ford Renaissance Roadster will take home the 2017 Ridler Award. MHRA presents the Ridler winner 's check. Steve’s Auto Restorations has long been a leader in steel and aluminum fabrication in the Pacific Northwest.

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Renaissance is a big word, but it has a powerful meaning. It is the vigorous advancement or rebirth of classical influence in the arts and sciences. That said, check out the images of this car and you will see the meaning in every curve and nuance of this magnificent automobile.

Buddy Jordan from Spring Branch, Texas, came to Steve Frisbie at Steve's Auto Restorations (SAR), of Portland, Oregon, and said "I want to go to Detroit and debut a car that I want you to build for me." The gauntlet was thrown and owner Frisbie was the guy to take up the challenge.

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DETROIT, MI, February 26 — Buddy Jordan was bubbling with enthusiasm here at the 2017 Detroit Autorama Ridler Award ceremony as his 1933 Ford MHRA presents the Ridler winner 's check. Nancy & Buddy Jordan’s 1933 Ford Renaissance Roadster is a beautifully hand fabricated street rod.

2017 Detroit Autorama Ridler Winner 1933 Ford video. Their fendered and removable hardtop 1933 Ford roadster , actually comprised of many handmade panels (.063 out of 3003 aluminum), is called the Renaissance Roadster …meaning rebirth or to be reborn.

Frisbie put his head together with designer Chis Ito and between them they came up with the basic concept using inspiration from a 1933 Ford roadster to determine what the roadster would look like. In-house designer David Brost was responsible for the art direction of the machine shops and the concepts of the chassis, engine compartment, and interior. These complex design relationships between owner Buddy Jordan, the SAR staff, and the machine shops became the marriage of old world panel beaters with state-of-the-art CNC technology using mathematical design data. Everything created for the car is one-off.

The body and sheetmetal are handcrafted from 0.063 3003 aluminum. A one-off frame was built from 3/16-inch steel plate and 1-1/2-inch-diameter chromoly tubing with fairings and framerail windows fabricated from 19-gauge steel.

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The rear bumper and lens are custom shaped, with the rear bumper constructed out of chrome-plated plastic utilizing 12V LED lighting. Exterior/interior bright trim is a combination of CNC machined and SAR handcrafted parts in aluminum, brass, and steel. SAR hand-formed the headlight buckets out of steel with cast bronze bezels and modified 1934 Chrysler lenses. They were then fitted with HID lighting and custom 12V neon halo accent lighting. Topping off this package is the state-of-the-art paint by SAR staffer Jay Spencer.

The motor is a limited-edition aluminum 427ci block with a custom-built aluminum intake manifold topped off with three aluminum custom fuel injection units disguised as carburetor lookalikes. A custom-machined billet air cleaner assembly crowns the powerplant. The transmission is an aluminum-housed 4L60.

The rolling part starts with an SAR independent split tube axle, remote shocks with custom-machined ends and frame mounts, and CNC machined aluminum hairpins. Rack-and-pinion steering with CNC machined tie rods finish up the front suspension. To the rear a Mustang IRS third member is smoothed and fit with CNC machined axle stubs. CNC machined A-arms, uprights, and halfshafts complete the package. All of this is incorporated with four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, CNC machined backing plates with directional openings, caliper covers, and bumpsteer arms. One-off CNC machined wheels with directional openings that sport custom enameled center cap emblems are wrapped in 205/45-17 and 245/45-20 BFGoodrich g-Force Comp tires.

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On the incredible interior SAR designed and custom-machined gas and brake pedals with hand-fabricated linkage and an intricately detailed CNC machined steering wheel and column drop. The beautiful art deco 1930 Nash instrument cluster has been updated with one-off Classic Instruments. This is set in a hand-formed aluminum console and dash with one-off shift linkage and cast shift lever and hidden control switch panel. The removable hardtop also sports CNC machined rear window frames, 1931 Cadillac dome lights, and hand-formed, chrome-plated trim. The custom-built seats and door panels are covered in leather and cloth by Dan's Auto Upholstery in Portland.

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1940 “Valley custom” ford convertible. 1969 plymouth road runner. 1933 “Real steel” roadster . This is the 1933 Renaissance Roadster that was completed in mid February of 2017 at Steve’s Auto Restorations.

Since winning the coveted Don Ridler Memorial Award in Detroit in 2017 the Renaissance Roadster has won many accolades and awards around the country, including the Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year. With the competition level of today you can see what it takes to assemble an automobile of this magnitude and truly appreciate the craftsmanship that it embodies. It's truly a Renaissance Roadster.

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