This car was expertly put together by a hotrodder that loves old Fords. He was respectful to the Blue Oval and ended up with a cool car that drives great. He wanted to pay omage to a hotrod from the late 50’s. So he utilized components that he did back then. He took a solid, rust free rolling 35 Ford 5 W Coupe. It has some battle scars, mostly dings, and he sprayed it hotrod black. He then added a dropped front axle with reversed eye springs, tube-type shocks and Vega steering box. He installed 1940 hydraulic brakes and a dual master cylinder. He rebuilt the front end with new king pins and tie rod ends. He put on wire wheels with Big/Little Firestone bias play tires. The engine is a 1952 Mercury Flathead V8. It has a new intake and carburetor. The fuel pump is now electric with a regulator. He installed Red’s headers with lead to Smitty mufflers. The electric system is now 12 volt and it is changed by a GM alternator. All wiring is new. The gear box is from a 1939 Ford. It shifts very easily up and down through the gears. The rear axle is stock on a transverse leaf spring. The interior was redone and it looks awesome. Dark red naugahyde sewn to wide pleats, new matching loop carpet and a new headliner. Even an old set of 50’s vintage floor mats. The gauges were replaced. They are simple and functional. Nothing modern looking either. The interior metal was all repainted to matte red that matches the upholstery. The glass is all nice. All windows operate properly, as does the cowl vent. There are no door locks. The vacuum wiper motor is in place, but has no source of vacuum or arm. The Forty steering wheel has a horn button, but there are no horns. Nor is there heater or parking brakes. It is very simple and minimalistic. This car is a hoot to drive. The engine starts with ease, whether cold or hot. It has plenty of power to propel this car. It will keep up with freeway traffic. And it handles very nicely. I was impressed. This is a cool old hotrod that seems to have been done just right. It sure reminds me of 1960 all over again.