Like many Young Guns, Matt Hiatt was fortunate enough to grow up in a family of hot rodders and old car enthusiasts. In fact, his grandfather owned this '40 coupe for 25 years before passing it down to Matt and helping him with the two-year buildup. Thanks, Grandpa!
Matt says he has always liked the rotund '40 body style, so there was no need to do anything radical to the body. Instead, he concentrated on getting the stance nailed down with a Groundhawg Mustang II IFS and Ford 9-inch rearend on Posies SuperSlide springs. Speedway front disc brakes and American five-spokes got things rolling.
With bright PPG Monarch Orange Pearl paint, the coupe is hard to miss. It's also hard to catch thanks to a '64-vintage 327 with Edelbrock RPM heads, Performer RPM cam, roller rockers, and an Air-Gap intake, all of which is backed by a TCI-equipped TH350. When Matt sent in this photo, he was still ironing out the interior details and hoping to get some air conditioning installed.
As November's Young Gun of the Month, Matt will receive a $400 gift certificate from Wescott's Auto Restyling, where he'll be able to shop for accessories for his '40 or maybe even buy a 'glass body to start his next street rod project.
Are you 30 years old or younger?Do you want the opportunity to win great stuff and see your picture in the magazine?To join the club simply fill out this form, including the tech sheet found on our Web site at www.rodandcustommagazine.com, and send it off, along with a snapshot of your car, to:
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If so, you are a Young Gun. ROD & CUSTOM has started a club just for you, and the cost is zippo. ROD & CUSTOM is looking for Young Guns who are diehard rod and custom enthusiasts like you, so fill out the form on this page and fill out the tech sheet at www.rodandcustommagazine.com/youngguns to join the world's coolest car club. As a member you'll be eligible for great prizes like gift certificates and discounts from top manufacturers. Each month we will run a mini-feature of our Young Gun of the Month's vehicle and will award the winning YG a $400 certificate from one of our sponsors.
All entries must be accompanied by a picture of your ride, finished or not, and the Tech Sheet found on our Web site at www.rodandcustommagazine.com/youngguns.
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All Winners Must Prove Date Of Birth And Vehicle Registration Prior To Publication. Membership Is For The Calendar Year. For more information, see rules on page 138.