This beautiful 1951 Ford is owned by Bob Huntley and was
restored the same way cars were done back in the day of chrome baby moon
rims. He did some magic restoring this car. Bob says “this car has been a
piece of history from when I was in school and I am trying to keep it true to
that period as an example of the nostalgic street rods we had in those days.”
Bob Huntley says he purchased this beautiful 1951 Ford
Business Coupe three years ago (2012) as a partially completed project. Since then Bob rewired it from front to back
with a new Autowire harness, installed an aluminum radiator with electric fan,
and installed GEN III Vintage Heat/Air. This car has a Dakota VHX Digital instrument pod and beautiful two tone gray upholstery.
Bob said “the engine is a 350 Chevy stroked and bored to 383
cubic inches with a Turbo 350 transmission and a 9 inch rear differential.” “The chassis and suspension are stock with
dropped front spindles and disc brake conversion in the front and flipped rear
shackles with drum brakes in the rear.”
The interior and trunk was customized by Larry Steel of
Waterford, California. “The original
front seat frame was stripped of the springs and rebuilt with all foam and recovered
in vinyl and tweed upholstery. The door
panels were hand built and upholstered to match the front.”
Notice the grill on this Ford; maybe a hint of a De Soto? Bob says “the body and paint are the same as I received them with the exception of the front custom chrome work which I replaced and
modified for a more custom look; It’s a
De Soto grill with stock Ford side trim.”
“I installed 15x6 chrome baby
moon rims with 235/70-R15 wide white wall tires to complete the look."
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