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It's real hard to improve on the basic shape of the '40 Ford coupe, and black just seems to fit no matter the build style. Unfortunately both of the coupes here were brought out as memorials to their owners who had passed away and weren't able to enjoy showing them off. Fred Dudek's traditional hoodless coupe is powered by a built three-carbed Flathead and was brought to the show by his wife Mary and the crew at Motor City Hot Rods.The nasty big-tired coupe was brought out by the guys at Juliano's Hot Rods. Jim Darby had bought the coupe in the mid-Seventies and after driving and enjoying it for several years, tore it apart and started collecting pieces. Jim passed away in 2001 before he could complete building his dream hot rod. Over the next 7 years his friends and family made it a point to make sure Jim's dream survived and finished the blown 392ci Hemi-powered coupe.