62 year old
from Lincoln, NE
America’s Oldest Speed Shop
'Speedy' Bill's '34 Ford Club Cab
1934 Ford Club Cab Pickup
- Engine: Small Block Chevy
- Transmission: GM 700R4 O.D. Auto
- Suspension: Spring-Over 4" Drop I-Beam Axle, Ford Spindles, Multi-Leaf Spring, Hairpin Radius Rods, Chrome Tube Shocks; Coil-Over Sprung 9" Ford Axle, Ladder Bars, Panhard Bar
- Brakes: Wilwood Heavy Duty 10.75" Front Discs, 11" Rear Drum
- Other: 6" Stretched '34 Ford Boxed Truss Frame, Tubular Center Crossmember
- Other: Power Windows, Modern Double-Pin Door Latches, Door Handles
- Body Mods: 12" Stretch Behind Cab, Recontoured Doors & Roof, 10-1/2" Quarter Windows, Smoothed Hood Sides, Molded-In Cowl Vent, Smoothed Firewall
- Other: Hardwood Bed Floor, Integral Windshield Visor, Steel Running Boards, Frameless Windshield, Vintage Lockable Door Handles
Audio & Electronics
Speedway’s 1934 Ford Club Cab Pickup fiberglass body is 12” longer than stock which provides more interior room for a comfortable seating position. To complement this smooth design, we’ve molded-in the cowl vent, formed a modern frameless glue-in windshield, and included a molded-in visor above the windshield. Hidden features include a flat recessed firewall for greater engine clearance and large trans tunnel to clear most transmissions. Heavy steel running boards and rugged fiberglass fenders add both form and functionality.
The ‘34 Club Cab body comes assembled with left and right hand doors, complete with inner panels installed (doors are mounted, hinged and latched). Speedway’s exclusive double-pin latch assemblies ensure that the doors close solidly and stay secured. For a contemporary touch we also offer the option of manual or power windows. For vintage appeal, the key-lockable outside door handles are shaped in the original teardrop style.
The Club Cab sits upon 6” stretched 1934 Ford rails featuring Boxed Truss construction with a tubular center crossmember. Front suspension bits include a spring-over 4 inch dropped chrome I-beam axle located with hairpin radius rods, a chrome multi-leaf spring and chrome tube shocks. Ford-style spindles are loaded with Wilwood brakes and controlled via Vega cross steering. The drum brake-equipped 9” Ford rear axle is stuffed with 31-spline axles and sports ladder bars, a Panhard bar, and adjustable coil-over shocks.
History of this Vehicle
Back in the day, if you were more than 5 feet tall you didn’t fit in a pre-1949 pickup very well. Speedy Bill recognized this shortcoming long ago and instructed the fiberglass experts at Speedway to build a longer version of the classic 1934 Ford Pickup. Just by looking at this masterpiece you’d swear Ford’s designers had done it themselves!
Mind you, this was no cut-and-slice operation. To create that factory appearance, both doors, the sides of the cab and the roof had to be completely re-contoured. As you can see, Speedway Motors cuts absolutely no corners in the production of their fiberglass bodies. With over 50 years of fiberglass and chassis building expertise to back it, the ‘34 Club Cab is the ultimate build-it-yourself pickup truck!
Plans for this Vehicle
Well, it wasn’t built for haulin’ oats if that’s what you mean…but it sure will haul the mail!
Sponsors & Special Thanks
All parts on this vehicle (with the exception of the glass and truck bed) are available from Speedway Motors.