Video: A Custom 2JZ-Powered 1931 Ford Model A Rat Rod

Peering around the web, we stumbled across one cool custom that is truly different from the bunch. Spotted on Engine Swap Depot, check out this 1931 Ford Model A, which has been heavily modified and reimagined.

Sitting pretty on a full air suspension system, the frame hits floor with ease on this custom. Uniquely, this Ford has also been converted to right-hand drive, clearly showing this is not in the states.

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Whether it is shooting for the patina look or not, the rust all over the body gives the Ford its rat rod appeal. Chopped and fitted with large five spoke wheels, behind the fabricated cab rests a custom truck bed that houses two fuel tanks that are actually beer kegs.

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The two tanks quench a 3.0-liter 2JZ-GTE inline-six cylinder mill with a Garrett GT42 turbocharger, all mated to a factory Toyota five-speed manual transmission. It is an unconventional build that looks to have taken some thought and careful engineering to make possible.

What is usually susceptible to an LS or Flathead swap, this Ford is a wonderful blend of the rod and tuning scene. It may not be show worthy, but we can appreciate the fabrication and thought to fit a Ford with a Toyota engine, and convert it tor right-hand drive.

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What are your thoughts on this custom Ford? Would you have done it any different? Or is it a heap in your eyes? Be sure to leave a comment below as we’d like to hear your opinion.

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About the author

nicaguon

Nic Aguon is a graduate from San Jose State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism and mass communications and holds a passion for sleek and unique automobiles. Serving as a Staff Writer for multiple publications at Power Automedia, Nic pledges to bring readers clean and concise storytelling that hits the nail right on the head. A jack of all trades, his interests range from imports to American muscle, hot rods, and Kustoms.
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