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134136 / 1937 Ford Coupe

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Published on Apr 16, 2013

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Commissioned by the National Street Rod Association and executed by Evolution Auto out of Port Byron, Illinois this classy 1937 Ford coupe is practically a State of the Union address for the hot rodding community. Featuring a world-class OZE body, GM Performance Parts LS1, striking paint and a welcoming custom interior, this pro-built Ford is fully sorted and ready for years of enjoyment. Ready to view the street rod scene from the best seat in the house? Take a closer look at this '37 Ford.

The design team at OZE did a great job keeping the '37 Ford lines in this body. From the nose to the fender shape to the roofline, the profile is easily recognizable despite all the smoothing and chopping. Thanks to masterful prep work, the tasteful Sandlewood Beige and Cashmere White paint looks great from all angles. Divided by a thin red stripe, the exterior is simple and elegant.
As a modern street rod build, trim is minimal and carefully chosen. Up front, an OZE grille is framed by genuine Ford headlights in chrome bezels. All glass is show quality with adjustable self-parking wipers keeping the windshield clean. Out back, small oval taillights hang on either side of the billet license plate frame.

Between the fenders a GM Performance Parts LS1 utilizes a six-bolt main block, high-lift cam, fuel rails with injectors and symmetrical-port cylinder heads to produce 350hp and 365lb. ft. of torque while maintaining 20mpg. Up top, body-color injector covers and a painted custom plenum tie into the exterior paint. At the front, a Street and Performance serpentine system spins a high output alternator, power steering pump and air conditioning compressor. The exhaust note is courtesy of aluminized headers and Stainless Works mufflers.

Backing the LS1 is a strong 4L65E automatic transmission that channels power back to the Winters differential with aluminum center section and 3.50 gears. Around the drivetrain, a boxed OZE frame featuring air ride at all corners hangs a TCI independent front suspension up front and a 4-link out back. Steering is handled by a variable ration power rack and pinion setup while braking comes courtesy of MBM-actuated Wilwood calipers at all corners. Intro wheels in sizes 17x7 and 20x10 wrapped in BFG rubber fill out the wheel wells.

Inside, a sculpted tan leather interior features Dakota Digital gauges, Vintage Air A/C, a Secret audio stereo and miles of custom leather and suede custom work. Surprisingly spacious, this is one of the most comfortable street rod interiors around.

As a NSRA-sanctioned build, this is a very well documented car. Included in the sale are the seven months (January -- July 2008) of coverage the car received from Street Scene -- NSRA's monthly publication. There is also a large three-ring binder with absolutely every component manual from the build. Should you have questions about how anything goes together, it's here.

Despite the availability of components, building a quality finished street rod that looks, runs and drives as it should is still a serious undertaking. The crew at Evolution Auto didn't cut a single corner on this Ford and it shows from every angle. Call, click or visit http://rkmotorscharlotte.com for more information on this awesome rod.

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