Past Projects – Educator One
About Educator One
The Educator One project was the beginning of the biggest venture for Street Rod Foundation. Its creation encompassed the beginning of our non-profit and provided over 35 college age students the opportunity to learn automotive skills, all within just two years (the project began in 2007 and ended in late 2009). Not to mention, Educator One became a Fourth Place Winner in 2010 at Detroit Autorama in the Altered Street Roadster class with countless other awards. Call it fate or whatever you like; I believe we were blessed to become good friends with the Street Rod Garage, in Grant, Alabama. Big thanks to owner Chris Sutton and his guys at the Street Rod Garage.
At that time we didn’t have our own frame jig to build the frame for Educator One, nor did we have all the components needed to build the rolling chassis. After talking with owner Chris Sutton he told me they would support us by building our first rolling chassis. Not only did they build an awesome rolling chassis for our foundation, but Chris was also kind enough to help our foundation establish working relationships with several companies he was working with so we could acquire needed parts for the build. Seven years later we are still good friends with the Street Rod Garage and have maintained business, and personal relationships, with many of the companies that have supported us from the beginning.
Educator One – The Fine Details
Educator One is an awesome ‘32 Ford Roadster. It is an extremely tasteful departure from traditional hues and features, and it follows up its image with performance that is easy to enjoy. Powered by a Ford Racing 302cid / 345hp complete roller V8 crate engine with a Tremec 5-speed manual transmission, 9″ Ford rear end, coil over rear suspension with Wilwood disc brakes on the front, and drums on the back makes this car drive like a true street rod.
It features an all steel Dearborn Deuce body with a tuck away weather-tight convertible top, large doors, power windows and air conditioning. It has many one-of-a-kind parts including custom unique console, and a hidden audio stereo system. The interior is two-tone brown, and the exterior is covered with a one-of-a-kind candy apple red paint from PPG – which finishes off this tasteful Street Rod.