1933 Ford Tudor

1933 Ford Tudor

Owner(s): Joshua & Holly Jacobsen

City / State: Boone, IA

Club(s): ISRA

Builder: Ron Attebury-body and frame. Mike Miller-upholstery

Engine Details: Corvette LT1 – masterfully rebuilt by Panella Race Engines in Stockton, CA

Fuel Injection:


Exhaust / Mufflers: Magnaflow

Transmission: 4L60E

Rear-end / Ratio: 9’ Posi-traction rear differential – 3.70 gears

Front Suspension: Mustang II from TCI with QA1 coilovers

Front Brakes: Wilwood polished disc brakes

Rear Suspension: 4-link rear suspension with a Pete & Jake’s and TCI components. QA1 shocks and springs

Rear Brakes: Wilwood polished disc brakes

Wheels: Budnik two-tone, crucible

Body Modifications: Original Henry Ford STEEL body!

Hood: Rootleib hood and polished billet aluminum grille

Paint Type / Color: Mercedes Benz Smoke Silver – features a two tone paint with the top half 15% darker base.

Gauges: Vintage Ford Gauges

Interior Goodies: Tweed carpet, 3-tone leather and suede fabrics

Custom Pieces: Flip up license plate, hidden drink holders, one off-frame build, smoothed firewall, hidden Sanderson and vintage air conditioning

Awards: Grand National Roadster Show 2014 - 1st in class. Sacramento Autorama 2014 - 1st in class. Hot Rods & Harleys 2022 - Hottest Hot Rod. Many more best of shows and interior awards.

Cool Story: This is a 22 year build that started with a Henry Ford body out of the state of Washington. The car was finished in 2014 and had taken first place in its class at the Grand National Roadster show that year.

 Less than 1,000 miles since it was built, we purchased in 2020 and drove it from California to Iowa. The thermostat failed 100 miles into the journey. In a Reno hotel parking lot next to I80, I started my first fixes and got rod back on the road later that afternoon. The rear suspension has proven to be challenge as the shock shaft snapped a few hundred miles later in the journey. By a miracle we made it back to the home shop and continued many electrical and suspension fixes throughout the year.

We have logged thousands of miles in a few years as a testament to its newfound reliability. The main builder Ron Attebury is best known for being a world renowned chassis builder and NHRA top gas dragster driver. He is famed as the builder for Shirley Muldowney’s first winning car in 1976. For less than 10 years Ron owned & operated Attebury Street Rods. In 2023, he was inducted in Don Garlits International Drag Racing Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in building the one-off frame for this car and designing some of the California styling such as the engine vacuum flip up license plate.