“Olds Cool”

“Olds Cool”

“Olds Cool” 1939 Olds Convertible
Owners: Billy & Debra Thomas
Location: Corpus Christi, Texas

Rod Authority
Tech Sheet For Car Features
Editor – Bobby Kimbrough
Background Information
Did you name the vehicle? Olds-Cool
How long to build? 4 Years   Date completed: Detroit Autorama 2016
Reason for building: To try and raise the bar for the Riddler Award
Weight: 3800lbs
Special Thanks:  Custom Hot Rods of Andice
History of Buildup
What interesting things happened throughout the build?
The team of guys came together in a very special way.
What’s your favorite part or modification?
The Steering wheel.
What was the main order that you did the modifications in and why?
From the chassis up is how the car was built.
What motivates you to build?
Our goal is to build the best vintage cars in the world.
Wheels, make and size: One off Christian Dotson Design – Greening auto co machined. Front 18” X8 Rear 20X1
Tires, make and size: Perelli Front: 2555-30-18 Rear: 335-30-20
Chassis Modifications
Suspension Front: Custom front suspension with lots of one off pieces
Suspension Rear: Custom triangulated 4 link, lots of one off pieces.
Control Arms: Custom Hot Rods of Andice designed and Bowler Performance machined.
Sway bars: Modified Roadster shop bars and arms
Frame Mods: Countless Frame mods
Brakes: Willwood
Performed By: Custom Hot Rods of Andice
Body Modifications
Body Mods: 90 Scratch built Body
Performed By: Custom Hot Rods of Andice
Brand and Colors: PPG Kona Brown
Performed By: Charley Hutton’s Color Studio
Dash: Hand built
Gauges:One off by Classic Instruments
Stereo: JL Audio- Fosgate
Performed By: Custom Hot Rods of Andice & Jay Schluter
Engine Make/Year: 1970 Olds 470 CID
Bored:    .040               other machine work: Stroaker Crank
Cylinder heads: Edel Brock
Intake manifold: One off Wilson Racing
Carburetor/Injection: Big Stuff 3
Header/exhaust: CNC
Performance upgrades :
Ignition: Big Stuff 3 & MSD
Transmission: Bowler Performance Transmission
4160 E
Case molded by Custom Hot Rods of Andice
Shifter: One off by Custom Hot Rods of Andice
Driveline:Dans Driveline Las Vegas- Custom Drive Shaft
Rearend Type: Winters
Banjo Mini
Detail Work: Custom Hot Rods of Andice
Here at Custom Hot Rods of Andice our goal is to build timeless hot rods and customs at the highest finish level possible, by blending new technology with classically inspired styling. Our goal is to produce the finest vintage Auto mobiles in the world that can also be driven from coast to coast.

Thank you for building such an amazing vehicle and for your support of Rod Authority and the entire Power Automedia family!

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Murrieta, CA 92562


Posted on

December 23, 2016