F A C T S & F I G U R E S
Rick and Valerie Strain
Arbuckle, California
1934 Studebaker four-door sedan

Frame / Manufacturer steel original frame from Studebaker
Wheelbase 119"
Modifications fully boxed, fabricated X-member & front & rear crossmembers
Chassis plumbing stainless steel
Rearend Currie (Anaheim, CA) 3.50 limited-slip
Rear suspension Heidt's (Wauconda, IL) SuperRide IRS
Rear brakes Wilwood (Camarillo, CA) inboard disc
Front suspension Total Cost Involved Eng. (Ontario, CA) custom IFS utilizing coilovers
Front brakes Wilwood 11" discs
Master cylinder Corvette
Steering box Thunderbird power r&p w/ Flaming River (Berea, OH) U-joints & shafts
Front wheel make, size McLean custom lip laced, 15x7
Rear wheel make, size McLean custom lip laced, 15x7
Front tire make, size General Silvertown radial, P225/7015 wide whites
Rear tire make, size General Silvertown radial, P225/7015 wide whites
Gas tank Tanks Inc. (Clearwater, MN) '48 Ford poly w/ in-tank pump
Other chassis items Aldan (Carson CA) coilovers in the rear, American chrome coilovers in front & a Chassis Engineering (West Branch, IA) front antiroll bar

Make 2002 Ford Triton V-10
Displacement 6.8L
Machining / Assembly Nissen's Hot Rod Garage (Williams, CA)
Cooling fan Cooling Components (Memphis, TN)
Radiator C&R custom aluminum, two pass
Alternator Ford 180-amp
Valve covers custom-fabricated Nissen's
Manifold / Induction modified original
Ignition / Wires Ford
Headers Ford Motorsports modified
Exhaust / Mufflers custom 2 1/2" system Brite Hot coated / Flowmaster
Other engine facts custom-built plenum & runners, modified intake manifold by Nissen's
Make Ford 4R100
Shifter modified Lokar Performance Products (Knoxville, TN)
Trans mods Power Train Control Solutions, TCU modified
Driveshaft Inland Empire Driveline (Ontario, CA) polished aluminum
Body style / Material original steel four-door sedan
Body manufacturer Studebaker
Body mods top removed, body reinforced, handcrafted, fully operative convertible top. Dual-cowl fabricated w/ second operational dash, front fenders re-edged, front & rear fenders lowered to align with body, rear fenders re-shaped w/ handmade skirts, trunk area welded into body, full sheetmetal interior fabricated
Hood 4-piece modified for engine clearances
Grille modified original with 1/8x3/8 stainless steel vertical bars
Bodywork Lonnie's Auto Body (Medford, OR)
Paint type / Color DuPont Hot Hues Raizin Cain (body) / Coffee Tan powdercoat (undercarriage)
Painter Lonnie Tuley
Graphics photo transfer to vinyl for caning effect, Don Tippet
Headlights / Taillights Auburn housings grafted to 1936 Ford lenses & dropped into fenders / originals, repositioned & converted to LED
Outside mirrors 1947 Packard
Bumpers handmade at Nissen's
Other body items quilted maple dash crowns by Rick Mack, power windows throughout including rear cowl privacy glass, 1940 Packard dual side-mount spares, spare & jack on driver side & passenger stowage on right side, running boards re-vulcanized to original & trimmed w/ 1956 Mercury stainless rocker trim, chromed, hand-fabbed brass fuel filler & side trim, Austin Healy truck latch
Dashboard restored 1934 Studebaker by Don Tippit
Insert / Gauges original gauges restored by Classic Instruments (Boyne City, MI) front & rear speedometers
Stereo / Speakers Secret Audio system with 10-disc hanger, JL Audio E4300 amplifier & Diamond D651As & D661As speakers
Air conditioning Vintage Air (San Antonio, TX) Super Cool Gen II
Wiring American Autowire RT22
Steering wheel Juliano's (Vernon, CT), 15" custom-dish '37 banjo
Steering column custom Tri-C Engineering aluminum column w/ LimeWorks (Whittier, CA) drop
Interior mirror Colorado Custom (Ft. Collins, CO) oval w/ handcrafted bracket
Seats fabricated aluminum inserts w/ custom console
Upholsterer Sanford's Custom Upholstery, interior & top
Material / Color distressed leather seats / Russet over Irish Cream top is Sonnerland Flash Tan
Carpet beige wool cutpile
Seatbelts Juliano's
Other interior items A & B pillars custom CNC-milled from patterns generated at Nissen's, LizardSkin sound deadening & heat-blocker ceramic insulation, Pastech DuVall windshield, all glass custom laminated & tempered "light bronze" by Sal Munoz at Rainbow Sales, interior lighting, ovals & teardrops from Smart Parts, front & rear quilted maple dash crowns by Northlander, Rick Mack, the woodie man