Voodoo Larry’s “Voodoo Psychosis” 1931 Ford
1931 Model A Hot Rod with Something More
Hot rod builds start all kinds of ways… some with an engine taking up space in the corner of your garage, some with pop’s left over parts or a great swap meet find. This one started with a can of flat green paint.
Voodoo Larry’s a well know name in hot rods and custom cars. For some 30 years, Larry’s been building custom cars and worth noting including the “Voodoo Idol” shown hear with the lovely, November 2012 Pinup of the Month Monica Renee. Larry runs Voodoo Larry Kustoms out of Elk Grove Village, IL where in his words, “The shop is not state of the art, but VooDoo Larry puts his heart and soul into every build and modification.”
For Larry’s latest creation, “Voodoo Psychosis” the first thing you might notice is the wheels. (if you’re not currently looking at Ms. Renee!)
These are 1939 Dodge “high clearance” wheels, not to be mistaken for “Milk truck” wheels. The fronts are 20’s and out back 18’s wear 7.50-18 Firestones. Larry waited 10 years to find a set, then made a deal on Ebay.
The paint ‘Psychosis wears now is 1948 Chrysler light green with the 1979 Mercedes darker green. The flat green paint was the inspiration first incarnation of this hot rod.
Up front motivating Larry’s coupe is Chevy 350 with a 6×2 cross ram intake manifold and custom made headers. This engine was featured in the “Top 11 Hot Rod Engines of Detroit” feature and deserves it. This defines “clean hot rod engine!”
Larry’s proud to say that his shop built nearly every part of this hot rod. They had help from M and B Autobody for the paint and body, wiring from Hot Rod Playground and the seats and aluminum panels with hand done rivets seem all over the interior by Hot Rod Alley Speed. With a mix of brushed aluminum, chrome and pinstriping, there’s no mistaking this as a rat rod.
One parting shot of the louvers by Lion’s Hot Rod Shop. The pinstriping is by Voodoo Larry. This guy does it all!
It was cool meeting and talking with Larry down at the basement of the Detroit Autorama. He had time for every visitor and seemed busy every time I walked by answering questions. Thanks for the help with this story Larry!