1934 Ford Coupe

Qualified at: Summernats 30

“My wife and I bought it off a guy who put very few kays on it, despite it being built over seven years ago,” says Scotty, the current owner of 34KOOP. “It was a pure show car, there would not have been 100 kays on it. When he dropped it off he commented, ‘it’s like pulling a band-aid off, it hurts but has to be done.’”

Being a pure show car, Scotty (with considerable help from Peter Fitzpatrick) had to sort through a host of niggly issues. Things like wheel alignments, engine tune, electrical issues, overheating, bolts that needed tightening and so on.

Nonetheless, 34KOOP is a killer car, with the very best of everything. There’s a strong Motown small block up front, 454-cubes worth in fact. It sports Iron Eagle heads, Edelbrock dual-quad carbies, ICE ignition and Billet Specialties Tru-Trac accessory drive. Transmitting the 454’s 600-plus ponies, rearwards is a Hugo’s manualised Powerglide and Ford nine-inch diff with a Truetrac centre. Finished in stunning Sunset Orange (with extra pearl and candy), the Deuce Customs body features a three-inch chop, suicide doors and rides on a Southern Chassis Works frame. At the pointy end is a polished stainless Rod-Tech IFS, with power rack ‘n’ pinon, while a polished four-bar greets those who look under the rear. There’s discs all ’round, which hide inside 17×7 and 19×9 billet Vista wheels wrapped in Kumho rubber.

Climb inside and it’s all black leather, along with Dakota Digital dash, push button start, Lokar shifter and Vintage Air A/C. Mind you, you won’t see any switches, they’re all hidden. The black leather also extends into the fully trimmed boot as well.

“I love all the bling on it, all the polish and dress up gear and how the colour makes it all pop,” says Scotty. “My wife, Vickie loves it as well, especially the air-conditioning. I was rapt to make it into the Top 20 at Summernats. Then to get second Hot Rod and the Superstars invite, I was certainly blown away.”

View the 2017 Meguiar’s Superstars Qualifiers