Rod & Custom Feature Car
1932 Ford Coupe
Cornhusker Street rods put the 106-inch wheelbase frame together using aSc 'rails, with raised Model a front and rear crossmembers, before Pinkee's rod Shop modified it further for greater axle travel and the addition of coilover rear suspension. SO-caL hairpins and a chromed Posies spring locate a 4-inch dropped chassis Engineering I-beam axle with hidden SO-caL discs brakes. a Vega 'box controls steering. All hardware, fasteners, and brake and fuel lines are either chromed or polished stainless or aluminum, with numerous brackets and bezels machined by Pinkee's.
The '65 corvette 283 was bored .060 over, making total displacement 292 ci before the block was ground smooth prior to painting. It now contains 10:1 pistons, and a cOMP cams valvetrain. Edelbrock 64cc angle plug aluminum heads wearing corvette finned covers flank an Offy tri-carb intake that has had the three-hole carb mounting flanges reshaped to match the bases of the rebuilt Stromberg 97s. chromed ram horns headers dump into a 2 1/4-inch powdercoated system, while a centerforce clutch is responsible for transferring power to the '86 T5 tranny that now uses an S-10 2WD tailshaft and B&M short throw shifter with Lokar gooseneck. Peek under the back of Bill and Judy's coupe and you'll get an eyeful of polished aluminum Dutchman quick-change, housing a limited-slip differential and straight-cut 3.33:1 gears.
Wheels & Tires
Which set do you want to know about? The whitewalls are coker 165r15 and 235r15 wide whites on 15x4 and 15x8 steel rims with '42 Ford caps and rings, while the blackwalls are Firestone 4.50/16 bias-plies on steel rims with early Ford centers, the rears 700/16 on similar wheels, with '42 caps.
Body & Paint
A Wedge chop, tapering from 3 inches in the rear to 3 1/2 inches at the windshield, makes the statement for this coupe, a '60s Mustang providing the perfectly crowned filler for the roof insert. a louvered skin now graces the decklid, with matching sides on the four-piece rootlieb hood. all bodywork and metal finishing was handled at Pinkee's, with initial body prep by Matt halvorson of nice rides in LaSalle, colorado. Final prep and paint saw the coupe hauled over to Mark Warick at Soncy road Body Shop in amarillo, Texas, where the special mix of PPG white and pure blue toner was applied. Bill pinstriped his coupe himself in black and white. Both front and rear bumper brackets have been shortened to bring the bumpers closer to the car.
A Paul atkins bench seat serves as the centerpiece of the coupe's interior, modified and covered in white leather rolls 'n' pleats by PJays Interiors, who also covered the rest of the interior and laid the black Mercedes carpet. a LimeWorks column and 16-inch '40 wheel are painted body color, as are the garnish moldings and dash, which houses black-faced Stewart Warner classic Wings gauges in an FPM Inc. engine-turned insert. The cowl has been prepared to accept an a/c unit, which has yet to be installed.