Like the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada, the PRI Show in Indianapolis has its similarities. SEMA is usually the place for masterpieces and unbelievable quality on rides, while PRI is performance-based exhibitors and showcase used racing vehicles. But this year at PRI, it seems as if it’s beginning to look a lot more like a car show combined with the newest parts of the industry.
Although some may not like that, we enjoy it on the diesel side of things. For instance, when we stopped at the Scheid Diesel Service Co. booth, we were in aw after seeing their build. We are used to seeing engines or maybe even Jared Jones’ dragster on display, but this year, it was a 1939 Ford Deluxe Sedan with one of their own engines crammed into it.
For a car that is going on 80 years old, I’d say they have put in the work to it. This combination build was between Dan Scheid at Scheid Diesel and Todd Cox of Todd’s Hot Rods. This car was sucking in showgoers all weekend. This incredible high-gloss finish was practically magnetic. Once they’re drawn into the booth, the jaw-dropping didn’t stop there.
As we approached the car we notice there is a ton of bling visible and an engine that’s not meant to be in a 1939 Ford. You guessed it, a 5.9-liter Cummins common rail engine built by Scheid. This all-black hot rod is powered by all parts directly from Scheid including injection pump, injectors, turbo, valve cover, front cover, pistons, and connecting rods.
“This build was between Todd Cox of Todd’s Hot Rods and us here at Scheid,” said Dan Scheid, owner of Scheid Diesel. “We are building it up to sell right now. We supplied all of the engine parts and transmission while Cox did all of the paint and bodywork.” Backing this aluminum Cummins engine is a 47RH transmission that will hold the 400-horsepower goal.
While that doesn’t seem like much, you have to admit, it’s still awesome. Makes you wonder if that eighty-year-old chassis could handle much more than that. Be sure and stay on the lookout for this car coming up for sale. This may just fall into your price range.
With this years show wrapping up, we’re looking forward to seeing what next year brings and who all will be trying out all of these new upgrades from our friends over at Scheid. Stay tuned for more information on all of these products. What is your favorite part of this build? Let us know in the comments below.