J.R Drake’s 1932 Ford North Carolina State Prison Bus

J.R Drake's 1932 North Carolina State Prison Bus
J.R Drake's 1932 North Carolina State Prison Bus
 

This is J.R Drake’s 1932 Ford Prison Bus Rat Rod which was built by the Kick-Ass Rod Shop in Hickory, North Carolina.

J.R Drake from Kick Ass Rod Shop North Carolina
J.R Drake ~ Kick Ass Rod Shop, North Carolina

The beast is powered by a supercharged 454 big block Chevrolet engine topped with a pair of Holley 650s and Weiand blower that pushes up to 900 horsepower thru a 700R4 transmission to a Dana rear-end with 3.70 gears.

J.R Drake's 1932 North Carolina State Prison Bus
J.R Drake’s 1932 North Carolina State Prison Bus

On the open highway, the truck really cruises and feels like driving a Cadillac due to the long wheelbase.