Rob Harding built the '34, but refers to it as Julie's car, so maybe Julie's name should be on the introduction. Rob's own car is an all steel '32 roadster, the body of which was once on the yellow '32 hiboy of Tom Fulton, back in the '70's. Rob is a member of Geelong Street Rodders, and drove the newly registered rod up to Valla Beach Resort for its maiden run, after 2 years of hard work.

The body is a Deuce Customs reproduction of the very smooth '34 Ford Tudor, which comes with an even smoother top chop. Rod City supplied the chassis, which included a stainless steel independent front suspension (IFS), and a triangulated stainless steel 4-bar rear suspension, fitted with VR Commodore calipers over XE rotors.

Low and sleek, this Tudor is as smooth as they come, with the lines unbroken by extraneous decoration.

That's a Fat Cat windscreen in there.

Rob ordered the Deuce Customs body with the electric window option. Rear seats fold down for access to a storage area that Tudors don't usually have.

The alloy head, port injected LT1 uses the Corvette's accessories, including air conditioning, power steering and front mounted distributor.

The man - well, actually, it is Julie's car, so he is the man who built it.

The Rod Tech stainless IFS peeks out from under the guards.

The simple styling of the '39 Ford tail lamps means they look great on almost anything.

The steering column is from a Mazda Capella, and the seats are Ford Laser.

The simple elegance of an in-the-weeds '34 and polished Halibrands is always a thing of beauty. For a comparison with the design of a '33, click here.

Rootleib supplied the bonnet, Deitz the headlights, and Chris Nile from Bendigo made the repro grille.

Aussie Desert Coolers radiator and a 16" electric fan keep the 300 hp '93 Corvette LT1 350 ci engine cool.

The transmission is a T700 overdrive unit, with a B & M sports shifter (not the in-line model); the trans uses an after market cooler. The exhaust uses Jet Hot coated mild steel headers and pipes, with stainless steel mufflers.

Rod Tech fit a Falcon master cylinder, with a Gemini booster to their chassis, because the combo works. The narrowed Fairlane 9" LSD diff uses discs and a 3.7:1 ratio for economical motoring on those interstate trips.

Mark Swallow of the Trim Factory in Cranbourne trimmed the car, and Bevan Grey Paint & Panel, Geelong painted it, using PPG 2-pack; the colour is "Sting Red".

The wheels, as if you had to be told, are Halibrands, with knock-offs - 15 x 4½ on the front and 15 x 8 on the back.

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