1937 Ford Coupe by Dan Wathor
There are cars, there are supercars and there are jewels on wheels – which category do you think this 1937 Ford Coupe by Dan Wathor fits into? Sure, you need quite a lot of extra time and loads of cash to make something like this happen, but nothing good in life comes free, right?
64-year-old Dan Wathor has decades of experience building hot rods, which is why him designing a project inspired by the 1937 Ford comes natural. It all started with a 1937 Ford Coupe and a 327 engine, after which Kenny’s Rod Shop (KRS) in Boise got involved and worked its magic.
A one-off custom chassis received an A-armtype independent front suspension was fabricated and KRS used a Heidts IRS to work off of in creating their own complete rear suspension system with 4.10:1 gears. More modern touches have bene added, such as airbags, Wilwood disc brakes, a Kugel Komponents pedal assembly and much, much more.
However, it’s that 351 Windsor with an Arias Hemi Head package that gets me all excited. A Ford Performance crank, Arias rods and pistons, as well as an Arias camshaft. All hail hemi power, yet the exterior and its stylish lines are not to be ignored either. Don’t make go down the long list of custom and modern pieces, and instead allow me to drool endlessly at this build. Care to join me?
I feel envious, thinking the cabin still looks like a 1930s Ford would, including woodgrained painted dash, the Juliano’s woodgrain steering wheel, and the elegant speedo. The vintage radio is complemented by Deco-style switches and Vintage Air A/C system. sure, the coffee-colored leather throughout doesn’t hurt.