1936 Ford Three Window Coupe
My First Project
Huck's 35 Ford Coupe
One of the Mackay Hot Rodders....This is another hotrod that Al Maric did work on.
134620 / 1935 Ford Coupe
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/kbko2ta Powered by a legendary flathead, backed by a rugged 3-speed and dressed in traditional Ford Black, this former Rod & Custom feature epitomizes vintage American elegance. And if you're looking for a near-perfect cruiser that puts a new shine on pre-war ambition, they simply don't get nicer! Approaching this sleek beauty, it's difficult not to be taken with its killer profile. Josh Mills of Mills & Co., the man who originally envisioned the car, wanted to build a period-perfect 'prototype' of something James Cagney might drive in a well-done Film Noir. To achieve that lofty goal, he needed a solid profile that could benefit from very specific metalwork. Josh's journey began with a trip to the 2005 Charlotte Auto Fair where he found two '35 3-window coupes advertised on a small bulletin board. Initially buying one of the coupes, Josh eventually ended up with both thanks to an anxious seller. Because he wanted to do a chop, Josh sold the first, unaltered car in favor of a botched roof job on the second car. The next three years would be spent sourcing era-correct parts. And, after thoroughly massaging the coupe's Henry Ford steel, he shipped it to Customs and Color in Woodstock, Georgia for some of the best black two-stage on the planet! In keeping with hot rod tradition, this stellar Ford coupe is powered by a 284 cubic inch 59L flathead. Born in 1946, and machined and balanced by legend Putt Smith, the throaty mill growls with the help of a roster of vintage parts that includes an NOS Johnson valvetrain, NOS 81A rods and a Don Zig-prepped Harman & Collins Magneto. Fuel and air enter through a polished Edelbrock intake and, aided by a Mercury crank, a Winfield SU-1A cam and NOS Johnson lifters, exit through polished Fenton headers. Aesthetically, the block, which perches elegant air cleaners and dual 94 carburetors above aluminum Edelbrock heads, has been painted a traditionally dark hue. And cool details like a chrome generator, a chrome fan and reproduction Ford hoses add enough shine to win the show. Behind that engine, a '40 Ford 3-speed makes good use of a lightened '34 Ford flywheel, a '46 Ford clutch and 19/25 tooth Lincoln gears. Power flows to a '46 Columbia axle that, thanks to '40 Columbia controls, spins either 4.11 strip scorchers or 2.94 boulevard busters. In front of that drivetrain, a '40 Ford suspension hangs a 3.5-inch Mor-Drop axle behind '41 Ford shackles, a '40 Ford steering box and '39 Houdaille shocks. Behind that drivetrain, a second pair of Houdaille shocks combines with a de-arched '37 Ford spring to maintain the car's killer ride height. Stops come courtesy of '39 Ford brakes that, naturally, are piped to a '39 Ford master cylinder. And it all rides on clean, '36 Ford wheels which spin fresh 6.00-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion whitewalls around a fusion of '36 Zephyr trim rings and '37 Ford center caps. Pop this coupe's doors and you'll find an attractive Naugahyde interior that was installed by Burt Litton of Burt Litton Street Rods. At the front of that interior, a body-matched dash, which marries the bottom section of a '40 Ford with the top section of a '35 Ford, allows use of the car's stock windshield roll-out mechanism. Seating is provided by a '36 flip-up bench, which has been lowered over a modern JVC CD player. And in front of the driver, a '41 Mercury steering wheel laps a chrome shifter, a '40 Ford column and a modified '40 Ford harness. Stylish and alluring, this striking custom is a bellwether of pre-war creativity. You really can't ask for a more authentic blend of old school style and era-correct driving characteristics. If you're ready to step up to something different, call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome Ford 3-window!