1933 FORD HI-BOY
ONE OF A KIND
Registered as a 1933 Ford with the Vin Number 1826998907. Built in 1996.
I have Barry Lobecks Hot Rod Shops Appraisal of his build of the 33 Ford Roadster Splitfire Hi-Boy.
It was totally hand built from original commissioned Thom Taylor Design Drawings. Articles and photos in HOT ROD MAGAZINE Oct. 1996 - 9 pages, & Dec. 1996 - 5 pages. ROD & CUSTOM MAGAZINE Jan. 1997 Issue - 3 pages, Feb. 2009 - HOT ROD MAGAZINE Issue - 6 pages and picture on a 2013 ROCK n RIDES Car Show Calendar.
Split Fire Spark Plug Division owned this vehicle from 3-4-96.
Sold to 2nd owner June 03 Akron, Ohio
Sold to 3rd owner Aug., 04 Flint, Michigan
Sold to present owner Oct., 11, Williamsburg, Michigan
The 3rd owner was told by Barry Lobeck that he had $120,000.00 in labor only to build this car.
It all started during a Bench Racing Session when the folks from Split Fire Spark Plug Company were looking for a vehicle they could drive on Hot Rod Magazines Power Tour in 1996. Split Fire Div. displayed this vehicle at shows across the country attracting customers of the Split Fire Spark Plug. The Flying V in the front bottom of the car represents the Split Fire Spark Plug Tip.
SVD .302 c.i. Ford Motor Engine with Chrome Accessories
Custom built Aluminum Grill
Power Trunk Opener with Suicide Doors
PPG Base coat/clear coat
C4 Transmission - Ford/B&M C4 2200 Stall Converter
Engine Block Painted Purple to match body color
600 CFM Holly Carb.
Ford SVO Gauges
33/4 Frame Rails - Professionally Built
Front Suspension on a I-Beam axle & 4-Link Location System with Chrome and Stainless Components
Rear Suspension is a Special Fabricated Ladder System with Coil over Shocks
8\" Ford Maverick/Currie Rear End
Specialty Boyd Cottington Aluminum Wheels
18 Gal. Steel Gas Tank
Walker Vintage II 3 Core Radiator
Stainless Steel Exhaust (HPC coated) also Headers & Mufflers
Lokar Shifter, Emergency Brake & Stainless Braided Cables
110\" Wheel Base
Windshield Chopped, Reclined and Moveable
Mullins - Prepped Vega Steering Box
Wildwood Duel - Piston Calipers Front Disc Brakes
Unlike most Street Rods and Hi-Boys, this Roadster runs on all FORD SVO Drive Train as well as Motor
Front P195/60 R15\" Tires - 15\" x 6\" Wheels
Rear P275/60R 17\" Tires - 17\" x 8\" Wheels
Hand built gibbons fiber glass body
Rootlieb Custom 3 piece Metal Hood held in place with a Carolina Custom Hood Latch and can be opened from Left or Right side of car
Manual Dual - Master Cylinder System
EZ Jumpers under the passenger door area in case of power loss
Has the only sliding roadster seat presently known
Requires a 2 pc. seat back - The Upper part is solidly mounted to the body and the Lower back section is mounted to the sliding seat bottom
Main Electrical Shut Off just behind the license plate
10,100 Original Miles
50 plus first place and best of show awards
Could not build this car now for under $100,000.