Build Feature - Matt Urch's 1953 Ford Popular "Drift Rod"

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Build Feature - Matt Urch's 1953 Ford Popular "Drift Rod"

The most wonderful thing about fabrication is the expression of someone's uniqueness through the creation of something unique.

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

Today's feature is definitely unique and an opportunity to give a shout out to one of our fabricator brothers from across the pond.

Matt Urch is a welder/fabricator based in Somerset, UK.  

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

Matt wanted to build something unique as an advertisement for his business and attract attention for his new business.

We think he's done that, without a single shadow of a doubt.

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

The car is a 1953 Ford Popular, built by Ford UK from 1953 to 1962.

At the time of the car's initial release, it was hailed as Britain's lowest priced car.

They originally came from the factory looking like this.....

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

Matt told us a little about his journey with this build...

"The car was built with zero budget and was constructed with parts that were laying around, donated or salvaged from the scrap yard."

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

Here's a few brief specs....

'53 Ford Popular "Pop" body
Saab Turbo B204 Engine
Volvo 240 rear axle

Matt Urch of Urchfab has built an awesome drift rod from a vintage consumer car, a 1953 Ford Popular, the cheapest car in Britain at its time of introduction using a custom tubular chassis, Saab engine and volvo rear axle and uses the car as rolling advertisement for his Fabrication business.

"I built the car to use as an advert for my business and I wanted something that would attract a lot of attention and look well out of place at the race track.

It did both of those really well!"

Matt, we're inclined to agree.  The car looks killer and your work is top notch!

Go check out Matt's work at the links below!

Website:  http://urchfab.com/



As always, hope you guys and gals dig the work as much as we do.

Until next time....

Go do work, son!

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