The notch in the framerail allows the chrome-plated headers (custom-made by Pinkee’s Rod S
Lopez used leather in a horizontal pleat for the custom bucket seats and a diagonal pleat in the door panels, which added a little bit of European feel into the concept. A combination of German square-weave carpet and leather covers the floor, and more leather is stretched over the trans tunnel and custom center console.
Drilled out gas and brake pads (that connects to a Kugel 90-degree underdash master cylinder) complement the custom three-spoke steering wheel designed by Squeeg’s and fabbed at Karas Kustoms in Mesa, Arizona. Karas Kustoms also created the gauge panel, which houses the five Classic Instrument gauges that were wired into the Haywire seven-circuit system installed at Squeeg’s.
Once the car was finished it was readied for the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show in Pomona, California—the show where Cole’s dad won the AMBR award two years prior. The roadster was accepted as a contender (a high honor in itself) but it did not win the grand prize. It did, however, win the Steve’s Auto Restoration award, AMBR Outstanding Paint, and AMBR Outstanding Engine—some major bling. And though built as a showpiece, it will not remain so. Both Daryl and Cole believe cars are built to be driven, and the pair can’t wait to get the shotgun roadster out on the road and just see what that Boss 429 can really do.
Just the Facts
Owner: Daryl Wolfswinkel
Gabe Lopez did all of the stitching for the Shotgun Roadster, adding a little bit of Europ
More Gabe Lopez upholstery is found in the trunk, and the smooth underside of the lid is t
Kugel Komponents supplied both the IRS and IFS to the project, which also uses Wilwood dis
Marcel’s created the blister in the hood to help clear the Shotgun motor, and the design i
A Brookville Roadsters grille shell was thinned out and then chopped before a Dan Fink Met
Wrapping the one-off Curtis Speed wheels are 205/45-16 Hoosiers up front and 305/45-18 Mic
The custom PPG paint color, Competition Proven Red, was mixed and sprayed at Squeeg’s Kust
All of the car’s chrome was done by Jon Wright of Custom Chrome Plating, including the mod
Back in November 2008, the aluminum hood and sides were being fabricated at Marcel’s Custo