1953 Ford Pop/Drift Rat
Made from scrap, built to drift
When a man finds the love of his life
Last August, having spent the summer drifting in his MK2 Escort, Matt Urch decided that he wanted to build something different for 2015. He bought the Escort in 2011 with the plan of restoring it into a nice road car but as the car was getting near to hitting the road, he discovered drifting and that is where the plan changed. By the time he sold, it on it was an all-out drift car designed for track use only. It was modified from front to back and handled like nothing else, for a little car with a basic setup it could hang in with some big budget cars. Matt said he would never sell it because it had given him a new passion and purpose in life. However, he knew it was the only way something new could be built.
A Hot Rod is born
After selling the car, Matt found a 1953 Ford Anglia Hot Rod, which had been cut up and used to repair another crashed Rod. It had no floors, no rear end and no bulkhead but it did have a roof chop and was perfect for what he wanted. After weeks and weeks of custom work and a Saab b204 turbo engine as the heart, Matt was ready to drive sideways. It turned out damn well Matt with 75% of the car being from junk parts. Check the pictures below and judge with your own eyes.
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