The year was 1973 and two friends were building a pair of ’34 Ford three-window coupes. The finished cars made the cover of Rod & Custom magazine in 1974. What was to follow made hot rod history.
The two cars — “The California Kid” and “Jake’s Coupe” — have totaled up almost 250,000 miles through the years. As rolling laboratories for our product line, they reside on our showroom floor for visitors to see and enjoy.
From the friendship forged among the blood, sweat and welds of these two rides was born Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Repair, which later became Pete & Jake’s Hot Rod Parts. Opening its doors in 1974, Pete and Jake’s has continued its long-standing reputation for building quality hot rod suspension components. Components designed not only to be admired but used.
Our front ends and rear end assemblies are now a standard in the traditional hot rod chassis. Becoming a cornerstone of the industry took an unwavering commitment to rods and to rodders — guys just like you. It also took talent, enthusiasm, innovation and dedication.
So when the time came to pass the torch, you can imagine that Pete & Jake wanted to ensure their legacy of American quality, commitment and do-it-right service lived on. They did so with the selection of Jerry and Peggy Slover as the new owners of Pete & Jake’s way back in 1986.
Today, we think you’ll agree that Jerry, Peggy, their son Jason, his wife Tina and the Pete & Jake’s family of hot rod specialists and enthusiasts have built on what Pete & Jake began nearly 40 years ago…employing American professionals to hand-create the very best hot rod parts on the market. All of it made right here in the USA.
Jerry and Jason are within easy drives of nearly every factory that makes Pete & Jake’s parts. That means they frequently perform line-checks on the quality of our parts. Compare the welds and the materials on any Pete & Jake’s part to the foreign “competition” and you’ll notice the differences are striking. The question then becomes: Do you want quality USA-designed, USA-made and USA-tested parts? Or do you want something less?
With the marriage of Pete & Jake’s and Super Bell Axle Company in 2004, we offer you a full range of high quality components for 1928-1948 Ford cars and trucks, including front to rear suspension parts. If you need it, chances are we’ve got it right here on the shelf!
Pete and Jake’s and Super Bell have been the leaders in traditional hot rod parts for over 36 years and countless miles. We’ve survived years of others taking our quality products and making inferior copies. And you can rest assured that we’ll continue to deliver our laboratory-inspected, street-proven products straight to you.
We look forward to serving you with superior suspensions, assemblies, parts and service. Thanks for visiting our site. Feel free to drop into our factory showroom whenever you’re in our neck of the woods. Because customers are so much more than customers here at Pete & Jake’s.