She’s a Winner

From our good friends Jim and Rosina Mothershead:

Rosina & I would like to thank you for the knowledgeable and courteous assistance. Your Pete & Jake’s Superbell  I beam front end assembly on our ’32 Dearborn Deuce has been superb for 3 years.

See ya at BIG 50th Nats !!

Jim & Rosina Mothershead, Washington DC




Washtenaw Community College Model A

From our friends at Shadow Rods LLC:

Dear All,

I want to take this time to say thank you to everyone who participated with us in this years “Shadow Rods” and “Washtenaw Community College” student project for the 2019 Detroit Autorama Car Show.

The Staff at the school worked extra hard this year with many new students and a few of the previous years class to get the build to a level we both felt comfortable with in showing, even though it was not finished.

We ended up preparing the car to a show appearing level, with most of the exterior completed with the exception of a few of the jewellery pieces not installed.

Working with the Instructors and the class, we were able to come up with the exceptional custom mixed colors for the car based on the superior rendering work of designer Eric Brockmeyer.

Our trim shop “Hof Designs” and it’s leader Rod, came up with some very great interior materials that once finished will just enhance the overall image of the car being both traditional Hot Rod and luxury cruiser. We were unable to get that part of the vehicle finished for the show based on overall timing constraints and the fact that the paint on the grill shell was only about 5 hours old when the car rolled in off the trailer for the show. ‘

Rod and the Hof Designs team in Dearborn Heights, MI., are currently working on the interior with our target debut date of early May for the finished vehicle.

I am including some photos that were taken at the show by us just to give those of you the opportunity to see what your efforts and help turned out at the time it was shown.

Please again know that these are interim photos of the vehicle and we wanted to emphasize the extra efforts it took on everyone’s part to get it this far and be able to display it during the show.

Myself and Jon Hall of Shadow Rods and Tim Vanschoick, Bob Lowing, Jay Mosquera and the rest of the WCC staff and Students again want to personally thank each and every one of you for your participation and support.

The College is currently working on the car after a weeks rest, to move it forward and closer to it’s debut we plan on for early May.

We will be completely photographing the car once finished and I will be making the photos available to you. We hope that each of you proudly display them so that when the students that participated in the project get out into the work force of our industry, they can relate to these shots when they come in for their interviews with you.

I again want to personally thank each and every one of you. Being involved in these types of projects helps us to guide our youth in the directions of all aspects of our industry and hopefully end up with some of these students along side us now and taking our industry ahead for the future.

Keep Hot Rodding, Restoring, Building and Teaching for many years to come!


Paul Behling
Business Manager


1955 Chevy Project Car For Sale (ready to be finished)

New Complete Art Morrison chassis with Wilwood brakes front and rear, 9” Ford 3.70 posi

LS3 with 4L60E transmission (motor has Don Hardee induction)

Complete wiring harness

Vintage Air system

Vintage Air Front runner system

Exhaust system complete and installed

Gas tank installed

Ididit steering column with 55 Chevy steering wheel

1963 Chevy Super Sport bucket seats

Classic instruments gauge package

1967 Chevelle center console

Smooth bumpers

This car has been fitted and body work is ready for paint and upholstery.  There have been several custom modifications done on the body as well.

For more information call Jerry or Jason at 800.334.7240.




33 Three Window Coupe Project For Sale

This is a 1933 Ford 3 window coupe using a Pete and Jake’s chassis with Show Me Rods body.  The car also features custom made steel hood and nose with a Nottingham Chrome grille.

If you are looking for that true Hot Rod look, this car is for you.  This project has too many features to list here, but is also complete with crate motor and crate transmission. There was nothing spared in this build.

This project is available and ready for you to finish.

Please contact Jason or Jerry








The Start of Something Big, Clarence Aulbach’s 1937 Ford

Here’s a bunch of photos from the Aulbach build. We built a great chassis for Clarence Aulbach’s new build. The detail on this chassis is fantastic. We at Pete & Jake’s cant’ wait to see the finished build. Clarence please keep us posted and sent more photos of the progress.























Bob Oney’s 1932 Red Roadster

When Bob Oney decided to build his 1932 Roadster he turned to us for his suspension parts. Bob’s Roadster uses our Alum”I” Beam and front end parts.  He also used our rear ladder bar kit and shocks to make that smooth ride complete. Thanks Bob, great build.









Street Rodder Road Tour 1932 Ford Pick Up

Pete and Jake’s is proud to be a part of the 2018 Street Rodder Road Tour. So much so that we thought our friends would enjoy this nice article and photos about the project written by Ron Ceridono and photographed by Robert McGaffin, Brian Brennan, and Yasmin Fajatin of Street Rodder Magazine. Enjoy!

“Since the inception of the Road Tour program we have built street rods from the ’20s-’60s in every conceivable configuration in an effort to reflect the scope of our hobby. This year the 2018 United Pacific/STREET RODDER Road Tour 1932 Ford pickup Presented by Ford Performance Parts is bringing us back to our roots with the traditional combination of a closed-cab Deuce pickup and a solid-axle chassis. We’ve again called on the talents of Dean Livermore and the crew at Hot Rods by Dean (HRBD) to put it all together.

Under all the new sheet metal is a chassis from Neal, Phil, and Jeremy Gerber’s Roadster Shop (RS). The frame is based on reproduction 1932 ’rails that have been boxed their entire length, fitted with a Model A–style front crossmember, and a vintage style X-member for the ultimate in rigidity.

To go with the build style of the truck we wanted a traditional dropped axle front suspension that would provide the smooth ride and excellent handling qualities so we turned to Pete and Jakes. They’ve been supplying solid axle suspension components for 1928-1948 Fords since 1974 and know how to make them work. To that end they supplied a complete chrome front end kit with Super Bell I-beam, monoleaf spring, hairpin radius rods, Panhard Bar, and tube shocks. The steering gear, shafts, and U-joints came from Flaming River.

On the aft end of the frame is a polished Winters quick-change that’s held in place by heavy-duty four-bars designed and built to fit the RS X-member and a Panhard rod that attaches to the rear axle’s center section with a custom bracket. A smooth, controlled ride is guaranteed with the use of adjustable AFCO coil overs.

When it came time to pick wheels and tires for our truck there was no debate; Eric Black’s artwork nailed the look and Coker and Wheel Vintiques provided what we wanted. The tires are Coker Firestone Deluxe Champion blackwalls, 5.60-15 up front and 7.00-16 in the rear. After being discontinued by Firestone, Coker Tire acquired the molds, refurbished them, and after obtaining licensing agreements put these classic bias-ply tires back into production.

To complete the look we were after the tires were mounted on Wheel Vintiques Gennie series wheels; 15×5 in front and 16×6 in the rear. Patterned after 1940-1948 Ford wheels, they are offered in primer, various colors of powder coating, all chrome, and chrome rim with a bare center, and are available in a variety of sizes and bolt patterns.

The crew at HRBD has been busy building our Road Tour truck with their usual attention to detail and there will be some surprises along the way as well. Of course you’ll have to watch the pages of SR and to find out what they are. In the meantime, start making plans to join us on the 2018 United Pacific/STREET RODDER Road Tour Presented by Ford Performance Parts.”

Photography by Street Rodder

Written by Ron Ceridonoon March 28, 2018

Robert McGaffin, Brian Brennan – Photographers









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