1934 Ford Coupe

Qualified at: Extreme Auto Expo

“ALL I wanted was a flat back hot rod with a big motor,” says Norm Corte. Once he saw the quality of work the Malibu boys were doing, he decided to go crazy with the undercarriage detail, the chrome and billet. Westend facilitated the big-engine with a 383 Chev topped by a 6/71 Weiand blower, which looks amazing against the dark HOK Brandy Wine paint thanks to all its polished accessories and dress-up gear.

GUNZ34 is an original ’34 steel body with 3-inch chop, suicide doors and original-style chrome door handles. To take the 383’s power, Southern Chassis Works welded up a new chassis with IFS and parallel four-bar. Norm spent endless hours sanding and smoothing the engine, gearbox and chassis – over 100 hours on the chassis alone. Halibrand is no longer manufacturing wheels and Norm is confident his fully-polished Sprints are the very last set they ever made. Inside its wall-to-wall leather by All-Trim, along with a smoothed off dash filled and a brace of Auto Meter gauges. “I’ve been going to Summernats since No.15,” says Norm, “I’ve always wanted to build a car of this calibre.”

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