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  • Skip The Search And Get A Head Start On Your 1940 Ford Coupe Resto Project!

    Ready-to-assemble shell is made of high-strength steel, and is factory-rustproofed.

    The 1940 Ford Coupe has always been a popular car for restoration projects, ever since World War II veterans began turning them into hot rods by adding performance equipment to the car’s flathead V8 engine.

    But you no longer have to poke around in junkyards or barns looking for an original to work on. Now you can buy a brand new 1940 Coupe body directly from Ford!

    The 1940 Ford Coupe body is produced with today's high-strength steel, and is assembled using modern welding techniques. The new body comes rustproofed from the factory and is ready to be assembled as a custom hot rod or as a reproduction to the original.

    You can choose a stock firewall that accommodates the original flathead V8, but it can also be ordered with a recessed firewall to allow installation of much larger modern engines. Ford also supports it with a variety of model-correct mechanical and trim restoration parts; to see what's available for the 1940, click here.

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  • Street Rodder Road Tour 1940 Ford Nearing Completion- reassembling a 1940 Ford

    The last time we checked in with Street Rodder and Hollywood Hot Rods the paint on the body was still wet. Since then they've been busy getting the car ready for the first leg of the Street Rodder Road Tour and it's unveiling this weekend. We got these sneak peeks from the crew over at Street Rodder Magazine just the other day.

    After rolling the car back to Hollywood Hot Rods from the paint shop, Troy and crew were ready to start buckling down and assemble the Ford. This is the fun part most times, but it is a tedious process installing all of those freshly painted, chromed, and powder coated parts!

    With the exterior starting to look pretty complete, they moved on to the interior. The team decided to go for a classy, but custom retrim in the 40 Ford. They had some help from a local interior shop to help them meet the deadlines, but it is coming together great. We are loving the color-matched piping details, it really pulls it all together!

    With the Ford looking more like a complete car Troy and his crew moved on to mounting up the drivetrain and making the new Ford Racing Coyote V-8 crate engine live. They opted to go with electronic fuel injection to get the most power out of the engine AND the best fuel mileage possible (for a flowed 5L 302 Mustang Boss Engine that is!). Instead of screwdrivers, carb synchs, and their ears, these guys are using a computer to tune the engine so this car will run as well as the latest pony car from the Ford stable.

    With things really coming down to the line for the Road Tour and the debut this weekend the team at Hollywood Hotrods is really buckling down. Stay tuned for the finished pictures of this beautiful 40 Ford and make sure you come out to the kickoff of the east coast leg of the tour on July 14th at the Eastwood Summer Classic! Thanks for watching and we'll see you in July!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Eastwood Cruze-In Brings in local Classic Cars

    We were so excited for our second annual Eastwood Summer Classic car show July 14th, we decided to hold a cruise in to get some of the local enthusiasts. We were pleasantly surprised at the turnout and it was nice to see some of the cars that guys brought out for the first time this season! We documented the event on video. Check it out and start getting your rides ready for the main event in July!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Eastwood and Street Rodder Magazine 2012 Summer Classic

    Wow, Time Flies! It feels like just yesterday we were tearing down and reflecting about the 2011 Eastwood Summer Classic. We have finalized all of the details and we're gearing up for the 2012 show. This year we hope to make it even bigger then last year, with even more fun for the entire family!

    Like last year, we're planning to have HUGE sales going on during the show at our retail store. So make sure you stop into the store, say hello, and check out the bargains. We will also be doing live tech demos again showing off some of our newest Eastwood Exclusive products. If you stick around after the demo you could even try them out yourself!

    The 2012 show is also the kick-off event for the East Coast leg of the 2012 Street Rodder Road Tour. You can sign up for the entire tour or even a portion of it before, or at the show! Jerry Dixey and the '40 Ford built by Hollywood Hot Rods will be there in the metal! If you thought the road tour car was awesome last year, the Ford will really blow your socks off!

    We will have more details to come as we begin setting up for the show, stay tuned and don't forget to SPREAD THE WORD! Check out the video below from last year's show to see what you missed!

    -Matt/EW

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  • Street Rodder Road Tour 2012 Car in Paint

    It seems like just yesterday we were visiting with the lads at Hollywood Hot Rods and the Street Rodder Road Tour 1940 Ford Project. We recently got some updates from Troy and the crew at Street Rodder Magazine and wanted to keep Eastwood fans up to speed.

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    With some help from Eastwood metal working tools the crew at Hollywood Hot Rods finished the chop on the 40 Ford. They recently sent it off to have a fresh coat of paint sprayed onto the car. Below is a spy picture of the tub still in the booth! It should be on its way back to Hollywood Hot Rods shortly for them to work some more of their magic and get the car roadworthy. Stay tuned for more updates along the way and be sure to come see the car in person at the 2012 Eastwood Summer Classic. This year you can be one of the first to see it in person as we kickoff the East Coast Street Rodder Road Tour!

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