Bryan WheelerHuntington Beach, California'32 Ford Coupe
Drivetrain: Few engines are as pretty as a Buick nailhead, especially when it's decked out in chrome and topped off with six Holley carbs on an Edelbrock intake. The 322ci engine is rebuilt to essentially stock specs, with the exception of the induction system, a Chet Herbert cam, and a Joe Hunt distributor. Bryan crafted his own headers, stuffing them with VW baffles before having California Brightworks (in Murrieta) dip them in chrome. A Hurst shifter controls the Muncie four-speed.
Chassis: In addition to the body, Bryan got the frame from GMT Quality Metalwork & Fabrication then built it into a roller himself. It's set up with a 9-inch Ford rearend and a ladder bar/coilover system from So-Cal Speed Shop. The front suspension consists of a drilled Super Bell axle, mono-leaf spring, So-Cal hairpins, and Pete & Jake's shocks. A LimeWorks column and Vega box keep the coupe between the lines, while Buick drums bring it to a halt.
Wheels & Tires: Bryan went for the John Milner look by bolting on 15x7- and 15x8-inch chrome reverse rollers from Wheel Vintiques, along with Moon spider caps. The radial cheater slicks and whitewalls came from The Whitewall Candy Store in Garden Grove, California.
Body & Paint: The Deuce Customs fiberglass body came out of the mold with a 3-inch top chop, so it only needed basic prep before Silva's Custom Paint squirted the House of Kolor Cinnamon Pearl hue. Guide headlights and Pontiac taillights, along with some Steve VanDemon pinstriping, lend an appropriate period feel.
Interior: Westminister Auto Upholstery (Anaheim, CA) gets credit for the pearl white pleats with copper piping and carpet. The diamond-pleated firewall cover is a perfect touch. Other neat elements include Stewart-Warner instruments and a LimeWorks wheel topped with a trick knock-off center. All the electrical juice flows through a Ron Francis wiring panel.