1925 Dodge Roadster Hot Rod
Rides from the want ads.
Custom built by The Boling Bros. Early Iron
-2speed powerglide transmission.
-56′ Ford rear end
Boling Brothers Early Iron fabricated the custom ‘rails from 2×4-inch tubing. with 2×3 where it kicks up at the rear. The front and rear split wishbones mount to the ‘rails though an opening in the channeled body- Pete & Jake’s shock absorbers ride at all four corners and drum brakes grab all four wheels. In the front. Derrek added a Super Bell dropped axle with Ford spindles. The Corvair steering box is controlled by a custom-built column. The rear axle hangs on quarter-elliptic springs.
A Chevy small-block of unknown origins, pulled from the engine bay of an operational pickup. The pickup also provided the Powerglide automatic transmission.
Body & Paint:
Body is lengthened about 4 inches with a narrowed Dodge grille. Derrek built some custom side skins to replace the missing doors. He created an upper bead along the added steel to match the rest of the body. eliminating the door openings but retaining a seam to help break up the body lines and avoid the smooth look of a fiberglass car. A single center Model A taillight is a great touch. mounted above a Model T fuel tank. which was notched to clear the rearend. Pepper Sanchez from Royale Vintage in Tulare took care of any sheetmetal flaws and painted it in deep maroon. Pinstriping by Ruben. out of Visalia. California. followed up with some clean ‘striping on the grille shell. cowl. and dash.
It’s super simple on the inside of the roadster. Derrek and any passenger settle into custom seating. built to use the floor and the rear portion of the body as the seat structure. separated by a center piece. All the stitching was handled by Chavez Upholstery in Visalia. The stock Dodge dash is painted to match the rest of the car. detailed with some additional ‘striping. and dressed up with Stewart Warner Wings gauges: speedo. water temp. and oil pressure. A wrecking yard shifter and flat four-spoke sprint car steering wheel were practical and appropriate.
The car runs and drives great. This build by The Boling Bros. that was featured in Rod n Custom magazine, could be considered as their flagship model for their shop. They still use its image on their website and t-shirts. Clean title with pink in hand. It does have oil and transmission leaks that will need to be addressed. The only reason I’m selling is to remodel my house. Asking 24,900 and willing to negotiate.