1929 Ford Roadster Survivor Details
This car has the correct Ford title with the correct numbers on the title matching the frame numbers. As it should be.
1929 Roadster – Built 1949 – original Pasadena Roadster Club car
This is a chance to own a real piece of Californian and American Hot Rod History.
Below is a history from the previous owner that he has put together over the years. This is a great running driver, but would also be great for a collector of American cars and History. A great museum piece, or drive it like it was intended! A great hot rod and an important piece of hot rod and American Car History. How often is there a chance to own an original hot rod from one of the first and most respected Roadster Clubs? Owned and built by one of it’s founding members? The real deal.
Original 1929 roadster hot rod fabricated in 1949, it was started with a sport coupe body and customized to a roadster, intent was to
have more room inside as the sport coupe doors are longer so there is more leg room. The body is channeled over a Z’d
29 frame in the front and rear, all parts are original FORD. The car was built by Paul Vander Wetering in 1949 in Los Angeles, California
Paul built the car after WWII with the intent of going to The Bonneville Salt Flats. He was in the Navy, and was involved in
the Bikina Nuclear Testing, which eventually took his life from radiation exposure. Paul was one of the founding
members of the original PASADENA ROADSTER CLUB. His car was one of the original six cars that started the famous club,
and their RELIABILITY RUNS in the late 1940s.
The car had a major portion of the work done by TRI CITY AUTO in downtown LOS ANGELES. Many features of the car
were ahead of its time including the custom track radiator shell, custom grill, seamless 1940 Ford dash,
rolled rear pan and side pans, and a seamless channel modification makes this a unique vehicle. All body modifications
were done with the method of the day, which was lead. The rags were left in the trunk lid as a piece of historical interest for dissipating heat
in the process of smoothing out body needs. The car sat for almost 40 years after his death, not driven for almost forty plus years after his
death. The original design drawings exist and will come with the car. This car is a survivor of historical significance as being one of the original
six PASADENA ROADSTER CLUB cars, having been on the first few reliability runs of the club and others. To our knowledge, this is the only
intact roadster from the club in existence. The car was built with no windshield and I have kept that style. What ever is chrome on the car
now is what was originally chromed with no extra or additional chrome plating done. It has a custom fuel tank in trunk under the floor, the gas
gauge does not work only because it has not been calibrated for 6 volt. The speedometer works.
The 40 ford instrument gauges have not been hooked up. The others do work and are the original period Auburn gauges.
In the spirit of keeping this as original as possible I chose not to change the original paint from the 50s. There has just been a small amount of paintwork done.
Some of the special equipment on the car as listed below:
Original “OKIE ADAMS” front axle
1940 ford hydralulic brakes front and rear
1939 ford transmission with a closed drive
1949 ford rear end
1939 kelsey hayes wheels original willys steering box
original custom made to car front and rear chromed Nerf bar bumpers
original 29 Ford bobbed rear fenders
1940 classic Hudson tail lights
original Arrow lights
original chromed Dodge shock mounts
original custom made track nose (made from a 35 Dodge radiator shell) and grill
original custom made hood top and sides, sides having custom louvers
1940 custom installation of a Ford dash and delux steering wheel
original Auburn style 2 3/8″ gauges
original 32 ford radiator tanks with four core
1940 Ford fully sleeved .020 over
original Isky 3/4 cam with original johnson lifters
original Weiand “S” heads
original Weiand 2X2 manifold with Stromberg 97 carburation
new ball bearing water pumps
original to car lakes style headers
original 6 volt system with a Optima gel cell battery
Firestone 450- front tyres and 700 rear tyres
1939 Mercury pedal system
late 40s aircraft bucket seats
We have the correct clear title.
The real deal.