Wayne O’Neal
Bristol, TN
1940 Ford convertible custom

The custom ’40 Ford ‘vert with a Carson top is reminiscent of custom builds from long ago. Wait, this build did occur back in ’53 but sat in a barn until ’07. From here the car was rebuilt from the ground up featuring a 4-inch chop, 4-inch section, and the always obligatory Carson top. The stock frame features a 2-1/2-inch drop axle with ’48 Ford juice brakes and tube shocks in front and ’50 Merc brakes and ’48 Ford shocks in back. The wheels are ’48 Merc all around with Diamondback rubber. The power is a vintage 283 Chevy V-8 with a Carter carb, 3-speed manual, and a ’50 Merc rearend. Inside Stewart-Warner gauges, the choice of back in the day, and today considered vintage provide the driver with plenty of info.