‘Kosmic Outcast’ Part of Vehicle Showcase

Feb 24, 2014

A 1940 Ford pickup built by Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle in Addison, Ill., will be one of more than 50 vehicles on display at this year’s Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show.

The show pickup, named “Kosmic Outcast,” is powered by a 371 Olds Rocket stroked engine with a TKO600 transmission.

Kosmic Outcast features a Hot Rod Chassis & Cycle (HRCC) 9-inch rear end, a 4-link with a wishbone. The front suspension is a 4-inch dropped axle with hairpins.

Body modifications to the pickup include a 5-inch chop, 6-inch section,’34 Chevy truck cowl, ’57 Chevy hood skin, ’34 Ford Tudor rear window, ’57 Olds dash, ’60 Pontiac quarters, ’60 Plymouth Valiant tailgate and ’53 Ford truck grille.

HRCC created the frame, along with the grille and several custom panels. The wheels are Radir Bullet Spokes with 10-by-15-inch Radir Slicks and 5.60-by-15-inch Firestone (Coker) Tires. The interior is “space age” inspired.

The Steele Rubber-sponsored Hotrod & Restoration Display Vehicle Program includes pre-1980 hot rods, street rods, muscle cars, classic trucks, customs, antiques and race cars.

It’s not too late to submit a proposal for the display vehicle program. Hot rod builders interested in displaying a vehicle at the 2014 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show should call Eric Saltrick at 704-483-9343, or email him at [email protected].

The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show and the new Restyling & Truck Accessories Trade Show are scheduled for March 26-28 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

To register for the trade shows, visit http://www.hotrodshow.com/.