Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. – Ephesians 5:20
Our 1941 Plymouth street rod is pictured below. We call her “Pinkie” (Yes, real men can drive pink hot rods.). She has a street-friendly 350 Chevy small block engine that runs great on regular gas. The 350 Turbo “Street & Strip” automatic transmission was installed new in the Spring of 2013 and it provides a nice positive shift behavior, like a street rod should have. The car also has Disc Brakes and Vintage Air (that works great).
The car was built about 12+ years ago by only the second owner, Roland Funke of Boerne, TX (I am the third owner in 74 years.). Roland did it right with a Mustang II frame, Fatman Crossmember & Stub, modern front suspension and rack and pinion steering. The interior is in great shape with comfortable, fully reclining cloth bucket seats and a nice storage area in the back. It also has a tilt wheel with locking steering column, Dolphin gauges and a stereo that I upgraded to a modern 240-watt iPod/memory card capable unit.
This little coupe has new tinted glass and fresh window seals all around. As a result, she is very tight with absolutely no leaks anywhere and the interior is easy to keep cool in any weather. The Walker radiator and electric fan keep the engine running nice and cool even with the A/C cranked up on hot Texas summer days. I replaced the shocks as well as a few suspension and steering parts right after buying the car and she now tracks down the road straight and true.
The all-steel body is painted in a Ford color called Pink Coral Metallic. I just got this car back from a complete down-to-bare-metal (receipts and pictures saved) repaint in April of 2015. Kass Autobody of Kerrville did an awesome job and the car looks great!
In early May of 2015 One Eyed Crow Speed and Kustom in Fredericksburg made some nice upgrades to this rod for me. Chris replaced the Billet wheels with old school Chrome Smoothie’s and a new set of tires. He also replaced the carb with a new Edelbrock 600 CFM model. In addition, He also installed a new larger Grant steering wheel which really improved the handling and helped overcome the lack of power steering. Lastly, Chris added some nice Pinstriping. These guys did a great job for me. If you ever need this kind of work done I heartily recommend One Eyed Crow.