1936 Ford Coupe “Copperhead”

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1936 Ford Coupe "Copperhead"

Several years ago, we performed suspension upgrades on this car, by adding big sway bars, switching from airbags to coilovers, and fabricated a new exhaust system.

The owner wanted a little change from his rod. So, we're swapping the 502 Big Block Chevy to a Ford Boss 302 with a custom-fabricated twin-turbo system.
Our combination will put out around 700hp on a mild boost setting, with the capabilities even higher.

Additionally, we're converting the front suspension to a Schwartz G-Machine style front suspension for increased ride quality and handling characteristics.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz G-machine front suspension-
  • Baer Extreme+ brake system, 14" 6 piston brakes front & rear
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack


  • Boss 302 engine assembly, low compression
  • Turbonetics GTK450 turbochargers (x2)
  • Turbosmart wastegates
  • Custom intake plenum
  • Custom under-fender-mounted intercoolers

First start:


Disassembly gallery

Chassis fabrication/modification gallery

Engine, exhaust & twin-turbo system fabrication gallery

Chassis / drivetrain assembly gallery

Interior & wiring gallery