Forgeline Motorsports of Dayton, Ohio has noticed a renewed interest among rodding enthusiasts in their unique brand of high-performance wheels, “We’ve noticed lately that more and more hot rod and street rod enthusiasts are discovering Forgeline’s quality, performance, legendary customer service and customized made-to-order flexibility.”
The company’s “made-to-order” personality and approach are what seem to be the most important to the custom rodding craft, “This trend only makes sense, since these unique custom vehicles clearly deserve unique made-to-order custom wheels too.”
Attention to detail certainly is one of the most important aspects when building a street rod like RideTech’s Factory Five ’33 Ford, and in this spirit, RideTech of Jasper, Indiana has become the latest performance vendor to demand a set of Forgeline Motorsports’ fine custom wheels to top-off what is already a trick Ford racing platform.
A combination of RideTech’s performance suspension know-how and Factory Five’s ready-made Ford rod kit, the ’33 continues to be a work in progress that has deviated from its original plan on more than one occasion. Where Forgeline fits into the equation is with RideTech’s use of their concave, 18×12 CF3C wheels.
The concave Forgelines add a nice, high-tech spin to the otherwise old-school shell, and RideTech has a few tricks up their sleeves to add a mean touch to their sleek but simple street rod. One of these “tricks” is a 427 Ford small-block built by Sunset Racecraft of Lubbock, Texas that uses a Dart, aluminum block and Brodix heads to make 630 horses with 600 feet pounds of torque.
And since RideTech is the trick suspension guru, they have made clever use of their adjustable triple coilovers, which are mounted in the front by custom inline rocker arms using Factory Five’s connecting points and a custom swaybar, while the rear shocks are mounted via a custom wishbone.
RideTech’s Factory Five street rod is a nearly perfect balance of suspension and horsepower, and the articulate collaboration between RideTech, Forgeline and Factory Five has made possible the construction of a street rod that is no less than sheer custom automotive architecture!