Bud and Karen FordFairmont, West Virginia1936 Ford Coupe
DrivetrainNot sure if it caused any inner strife, but a man named Ford selected a Chevy ZZ4 to power his '36 Blue Oval coupe. The performance-minded mill sports aluminum heads, a high-rise intake and an Edelbrock 650-cfm carb. Dress-up includes Billet Specialties brackets and Mooneyes polished aluminum finned valve covers and air cleaner. A Lokar shifted 700-R4 transmission sends the power to a 56-inch-wide Ford 9-inch rearend.
ChassisThe whole project got started with a Barry Lobeck-built chassis, which includes a Total Cost Involved IFS that came complete with disc brakes and rack-and-pinion steering. Aldan coilovers smooth the ride in the rear.
Wheels & TiresTimeless and traditional were the themes of the build and a set of Billet Specialties Legacy rims gave that notion a modern twist in 15x6 and 17x8 sizes. Flat wheel covers in the rear wheels are a Barry Lobeck signature piece going back over three decades. Big 'n' little 195/60HR15 and 255/60R17 BFGoodrich radial rubber complete the package.
Body & PaintThe perfect amount of slicking up (filled top and cowl vent and smoother head and taillights) was made to the 1936 sheetmetal before Lobeck's crew laid on the PPG Dark Blue Metallic paint. Maroon 'striping is the classy crowning touch.
InteriorThe original dash was sliced, diced, slicked, and smoothed to make for a clean mounting of Classic Instruments gauges, A/C vents, and necessary switches. Underneath the modified control panel sits an ididit tilt column topped by a Juliano's polished banjo wheel. Yards of maroon Ultra leather were stitched over the Wise Guys custom split bench seat, door panels and headliner by Portage Trim (Portage, OH).