A little further massaging, and the car was done. The Denver guys didn't break for Angus burgers when the job was finished, but they do gather at car shows and cruise nights on occasion to pay homage to their handiwork. And you have to admit, this car has the cool factor covered from A to Z.

Facts & Figures
Peter Lansing
Denver, Colorado
1930 Ford five-window coupe

Frame manufacturer Ford
Wheelbase 104"
Rearend / Ratio Ford 8" / 3.50:1
Rear suspension coilover shocks
Rear brakes Ford drum
Front suspension Dropped Ford I-beam
Front brakes Disc
Steering Vega
Steering column Tilt
Wheel make, size Ford Steelies, 15x5 and 15x7
Front tire make, size Coker, 185/70-15
Rear tire make, size Coker, 235/75-15
Gas tank '32 Ford
Make '53 Mercury
Displacement 276 ci
Heads Offenhauser
Manifold / Induction Offenhauser / Holley 4-bbl.
Exhaust / Mufflers Tube headers / Glass-pack mufflers
Transmission Ford C-4
Body material Steel
Body manufacturer Ford
Body mods Top chopped 3", '32 Ford gas tank, filled '32 Ford radiator shell, cut-outs in fender aprons
Radiator Walker Radiator (Memphis, TN)
Grille '32 Ford
Bodywork Filled roof insert
Paint type / color DuPont / Metallic Green
Headlights / Taillights Unknown / '39 Ford
Outside mirror Swan
Dashboard '32 Ford
Insert / Gauges Auto Meter (Sycamore, IL)
Stereo / Speakers CD player
Steering wheel Bell
Upholsterer Sew Fine
Material / Color Naugahyde / white
Carpet Mercedes-Benz weave