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Cars > Challenges > “Da' Hawk!” Vs “Ford Custom Hot Rod”

 

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1995 Pontiac Formula Firehawk

“Da' Hawk!”

1937 ford custom rod

“Ford Custom Hot Rod”

 
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About “Da' Hawk!”

Well, I bought this car a couple of years ago. I really haven't done much to it, just pretty much stock. I have always been a Chevrolet man, but this car turned me to a GM man! Just an all around fun car to drive and toy around with. Is defiantly a head turner going out. Really don’t want to sell, but its time to move on pay for my new garage.

(715) 748-2043 Cory


Check out the Album below, lots of pictures.

About “Ford Custom Hot Rod”

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Active in the sport of drag racing most of his life, Ed Thomas from Cambridge, Maryland, decided to file his collection of timing slips away and pursue a new hobby: traveling the Southeast show circuit with his beautiful, new OZE pickup. From the moment Ed first saw the OZE Rod Shop's new body style, it was love at first sight. The swoopy profile of the 118-inch wheel-base truck is unique with its lush balloon fenders, side exhausts, and reverse curved bed. The OZE stainless steel grille is a wraparound style, flanked by frenched teardrop headlights, and modernized with HID lighting. In addition to the curved side windows, the OZE Sport pickup also features a lift-off Carson top that provides the best of both worlds; a serious concern when you need warmth during Maryland's brisk winters and air-conditioning while traveling Florida's sultry show circuit.

It didn't take long before dreams of the truck's style, modern powertrain, and lowered profile moved Ed into action. Researching the internet to purchase an OZE '37 of his own, he discovered one for sale, built by Kevin McGibney Jr. and Sr. in New York. Ed purchased the completed vehicle, then set about to make it his

 

Specs for “Da' Hawk!”

SLP makes the following modifications to make the “base” Firehawk: Ram air hood, ram air filter housing and intake tube, Corvette spec large air filter, high flow exhaust, stiffer suspension bushings, Firehawk decals (doors, headlight, rear bumper, serialized plaque on ash tray cover. Stock power increased from the base LT1 275hp to 300hp. In 1995 they made about 600 units.

Can get rubber in 4 of the 6 gears.

Specs for “Ford Custom Hot Rod”

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Active in the sport of drag racing most of his life, Ed Thomas from Cambridge, Maryland, decided to file his collection of timing slips away and pursue a new hobby: traveling the Southeast show circuit with his beautiful, new OZE pickup. From the moment Ed first saw the OZE Rod Shop's new body style, it was love at first sight. The swoopy profile of the 118-inch wheel-base truck is unique with its lush balloon fenders, side exhausts, and reverse curved bed. The OZE stainless steel grille is a wraparound style, flanked by frenched teardrop headlights, and modernized with HID lighting. In addition to the curved side windows, the OZE Sport pickup also features a lift-off Carson top that provides the best of both worlds; a serious concern when you need warmth during Maryland's brisk winters and air-conditioning while traveling Florida's sultry show circuit.

It didn't take long before dreams of the truck's style, modern powertrain, and lowered profile moved Ed into action. Researching the internet to purchase an OZE '37 of his own, he discovered one for sale, built by Kevin McGibney Jr. and Sr. in New York. Ed purchased the completed vehicle, then set about to make it his own.

As you probably know, even custom show trucks need a little freshening up, and the '37 was no exception. The first steps included repainting and reupholstering the truck, replacing the transmission, and adding a few other changes to personalize the vehicle. The roadster pickup rolls on solid underpinnings, thanks to the custom-engineered OZE chassis. Rectangular steel framerails incorporate Mustang II front suspension with tubular A-arms and 2-inch drop spindles. An OZE-designed four-link holds the Ford 9-inch rear, fitted with 3.50 gears and Strange axles.

Adding whoa to the go are the Wilwood 12-inch power disc brakes, which were equipped with cross-drilled rotors. Budnik Gasser rims up front, 17x7-inch, and shod with 205/40ZR17 Falken rubber, handle the steering chores. The 20x10-inch rear versions were wrapped in 225/35ZR20 tires and plant the power from the ZZ4 350 crate engine and 700R4 automatic. In order to emphasize its killer profile, the truck sports an Air Ride Technologies air suspension with the compressor and reserve tank mounted in the forward portion of the bed, out of sight.

 

Factory Options for “Da' Hawk!”

RPO Codes:

AAA Standard Safety Features
AG4 2-way manual adjuster drivers seat
AK5 Driver and passenger side inflatable restraint system (Air bags).
AR9 Front bucket seats manual reclining (European style)
C60 Air conditioning, manual controls
DL5 Decal roadside service
D35 MIRROR,O/S LH REM RH DIRECT CTL,PAINTED PAINTED O/S MIR
FE2 Touring Suspension system ride and handling
FE9 Federal emission certification
GU6 Rear axle gear ratio 3.42
G80 Limited slip positraction rear axle
IPB TRIM INTERIOR DESIGN (PB)
J1F Brake Provisions Special
J65 Power front & rear disc brake system
KG9 Generator 140 ampere
LT1 Engine gas, 8 cyl, 5.7L(5.7P), MFI, HO
MM6 Manual transmission T-56 6-speed, borg warner, 85mm, 1st 2.66, 6th 0.50, O/D
MN6 6-Speed manual transmission
NA5 Emission system, federal requirements
N36 STEERING WHEEL, 4 SPOKES, SPORT
N60 Wheel 16" Aluminum 5-spoke Painted
QLC P245/50ZR16 performance tires
STE Ste. Therese, Quebec assembly plant
UB3 Instrument cluster (Oil, Coolant temp, Voltmeter, Tach, Trip, ODO)
UQO Speaker System, 4
U1C Delco 2001 Series ETR AM/FM stereo with CD player
U73 Fixed antenna
VK3 License plate front mounting package
VM3 Bumpers standard impact 5 MPH front & rear
V73 Vehicle Certification US
WS9 Model Conversion Pontiac Firebird Formula
W66 Merchandised Pkg Pontiac Firebird Formula
R6V Firehawk Option Package
1SA Package option group - 1SA
1OU Exterior Color - Arctic White
12B Graphite cloth trim combination
12I Interior trim graphite
6HD COMPONENT FRT LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
7HD COMPONENT FRT RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
8TH COMPONENT RR LH COMPUTER SEL SUSP
9TH COMPONENT RR RH COMPUTER SEL SUSP

Factory Options for “Ford Custom Hot Rod”

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Active in the sport of drag racing most of his life, Ed Thomas from Cambridge, Maryland, decided to file his collection of timing slips away and pursue a new hobby: traveling the Southeast show circuit with his beautiful, new OZE pickup. From the moment Ed first saw the OZE Rod Shop's new body style, it was love at first sight. The swoopy profile of the 118-inch wheel-base truck is unique with its lush balloon fenders, side exhausts, and reverse curved bed. The OZE stainless steel grille is a wraparound style, flanked by frenched teardrop headlights, and modernized with HID lighting. In addition to the curved side windows, the OZE Sport pickup also features a lift-off Carson top that provides the best of both worlds; a serious concern when you need warmth during Maryland's brisk winters and air-conditioning while traveling Florida's sultry show circuit.

It didn't take long before dreams of the truck's style, modern powertrain, and lowered profile moved Ed into action. Researching the internet to purchase an OZE '37 of his own, he discovered one for sale, built by Kevin McGibney Jr. and Sr. in New York. Ed purchased the completed vehicle, then set about to make it his own.

As you probably know, even custom show trucks need a little freshening up, and the '37 was no exception. The first steps included repainting and reupholstering the truck, replacing the transmission, and adding a few other changes to personalize the vehicle. The roadster pickup rolls on solid underpinnings, thanks to the custom-engineered OZE chassis. Rectangular steel framerails incorporate Mustang II front suspension with tubular A-arms and 2-inch drop spindles. An OZE-designed four-link holds the Ford 9-inch rear, fitted with 3.50 gears and Strange axles.

Adding whoa to the go are the Wilwood 12-inch power disc brakes, which were equipped with cross-drilled rotors. Budnik Gasser rims up front, 17x7-inch, and shod with 205/40ZR17 Falken rubber, handle the steering chores. The 20x10-inch rear versions were wrapped in 225/35ZR20 tires and plant the power from the ZZ4 350 crate engine and 700R4 automatic. In order to emphasize its killer profile, the truck sports an Air Ride Technologies air suspension with the compressor and reserve tank mounted in the forward portion of the bed, out of sight.

 

Mods for “Da' Hawk!”

2006 GTO 17 inch Rims
Sun Coast Ram Air Box with K&N Filter
Specter Ram Air Bellows
Polished Just About Everything I Could Under The Hood
Magnaflow Cat-Back Exhaust (Sounds Wicked)
16 inch Stainless Exhaust Tips
Trans Am Rear Tail Light Filler (Without Trans Am Stickers)
12 Inch Kicker Speaker
Skip Shift Eliminator
Hurst Shifter
Tremic 6 speed Knob
Soft Ray Tint All The Way Around
Throttle Body Intake Airfoil
160 Degree Thermostat
LT4 Knock Module

Other Then That Pretty Much Stock

Mods for “Ford Custom Hot Rod”

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Active in the sport of drag racing most of his life, Ed Thomas from Cambridge, Maryland, decided to file his collection of timing slips away and pursue a new hobby: traveling the Southeast show circuit with his beautiful, new OZE pickup. From the moment Ed first saw the OZE Rod Shop's new body style, it was love at first sight. The swoopy profile of the 118-inch wheel-base truck is unique with its lush balloon fenders, side exhausts, and reverse curved bed. The OZE stainless steel grille is a wraparound style, flanked by frenched teardrop headlights, and modernized with HID lighting. In addition to the curved side windows, the OZE Sport pickup also features a lift-off Carson top that provides the best of both worlds; a serious concern when you need warmth during Maryland's brisk winters and air-conditioning while traveling Florida's sultry show circuit.

It didn't take long before dreams of the truck's style, modern powertrain, and lowered profile moved Ed into action. Researching the internet to purchase an OZE '37 of his own, he discovered one for sale, built by Kevin McGibney Jr. and Sr. in New York. Ed purchased the completed vehicle, then set about to make it his own.

As you probably know, even custom show trucks need a little freshening up, and the '37 was no exception. The first steps included repainting and reupholstering the truck, replacing the transmission, and adding a few other changes to personalize the vehicle. The roadster pickup rolls on solid underpinnings, thanks to the custom-engineered OZE chassis. Rectangular steel framerails incorporate Mustang II front suspension with tubular A-arms and 2-inch drop spindles. An OZE-designed four-link holds the Ford 9-inch rear, fitted with 3.50 gears and Strange axles.

Adding whoa to the go are the Wilwood 12-inch power disc brakes, which were equipped with cross-drilled rotors. Budnik Gasser rims up front, 17x7-inch, and shod with 205/40ZR17 Falken rubber, handle the steering chores. The 20x10-inch rear versions were wrapped in 225/35ZR20 tires and plant the power from the ZZ4 350 crate engine and 700R4 automatic. In order to emphasize its killer profile, the truck sports an Air Ride Technologies air suspension with the compressor and reserve tank mounted in the forward portion of the bed, out of sight.
The fun continues inside with sculpted Ultra leather and 'gator hide inserts used on the bucket seats and door panels. The graceful padded dash holds the slim Dakota Digital instrument package, A/C vents, and an ididit chrome tilt steering column, topped with a Budnik wheel. In addition to holding the Sony AM/FM/CD head unit, the center console boasts a compact, lidded compartment that holds many of the controls for the truck, beginning with the switches for the air suspension and the single gauge that monitors pressure front and rear. Next to them are the power window switches and controls for the linear actuators that lift both the scalloped tonneau cover and the hood, always providing a treat to the inevitable crowd of spectators that gather around the truck.

Finally, there is a single button inside the compartment that disengages the rear hold-down mechanism for the hardtop. The forward portion of the top is released manually, using latches on the windshield. In the center of the console is the Lokar shifter that controls the transmission. The same combination of cream Ultra leather and 'gator inserts was used on the beautifully upholstered tonneau cover and inside the bed. The completed truck is a regular weekend driver and staunch competitor on the show circuit. What's the best thing about owning the '37, besides loving it from the moment you first saw it? "It is a fun driver," Ed told us. "We use it quite a bit and not just for shows. It is absolutely reliable and never overheats." Of course, there's even more fun involved when you see pictures of your truck in Budnik brochures advertising its Gasser Series wheels.

Fun to drive, nationally famous, and a consistent trophy magnet; yeah, it can't get much better than that!

 

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