1952 Ford Customline

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1952 Ford Customline

What we have here is a 1952 Ford Customline 2 door hardtop. At some point, this car was restored and given a purple paint job. The floors were butchered, and although you won't fall through them while driving, they weren't repaired to our standard. This car was completely overhauled from sheet metal to engine to paint, and it's one of the coolest builds we've completed. This car is extremely low-key, but packs all the modern features you'd expect from Schwartz Performance.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance one-off G-Machine chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Wilwood 13" 6 piston front brakes, 13" 4-piston rear brakes


  • Genuine Ford Racing 5.0L Coyote crate engine
  • Ford wiring harness & ECU
  • Ford Racing Boss 302 alternator
  • Vintage Air Coyote Front Runner drive with power steering pump & A/C compressor


  • Upgraded Ford 4R70W transmission by Advantage Transmissions
  • Baumann US Shift electronic transmission controller
  • Custom steel driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing
  • Moser nodular iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.50 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • Circle Racing Wheels "OE", 18x9.5" front and 18x12" rear
  • Michelin PS2, 265/35/18 front, 335/30/18 rear

Paint & Body

  • Rust repair and sheet metal fabrication by Schwartz Performance
  • Paint & bodywork by Nick's Customs, Woodstock, IL

Other Features

  • Custom BeCool aluminum radiator w/electric fan
  • Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum a/c system
  • Tanks Inc. early Mustang fuel tank with EFI baffling and internal 255LPH pump
  • Custom leather upholstery by Cassin Customizing
  • Heated, cooled, and power Recaro seats
  • Kenwood head unit and new speakers
  • Autometer Old Tyme gauges w/LED back lighting

Disassembly gallery

Sheet metal fabrication gallery

Chassis fabrication & installation gallery

Assembly before paint gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Exhaust fabrication gallery

Interior gallery

Final assembly gallery

Completed gallery