THE 411


Owner/hometown: Jim and Gerry Schwenk / Palm Coast, Florida


Year/make/model: '40 Ford pickup (all steel)

Engine/drivetrain: 350 Ram Jet V-8 crate motor with fuel injection / HEI ignition / ceramic-coated Sanderson headers / Flowmaster mufflers / Walker radiator / Flex-a-lite fan / March pulleys / 350 turbo trans / 9-inch Ford rearend/ 31-spline Moser axles

Wheels/tires: 16- and 17-inch American Racing Hopster rims / Goodyear Eagle 205/50ZR16 and 255/55ZR17 rubber

Suspension: Heidt's air-ride frontend, compressor, and reserve tank / dash-mounted switches / Posies super-slide rear springs and shocks / 11-inch GM disc brakes all around

Fabricator: Jim Schwenk

Body Mods: Mack Hils reproduction bed with owner-built filler panels between bed and running board / bed floor fitted with handbuilt, stainless steel inserts / '39 Ford taillights with LED lenses frenched into new steel roll pan / LED center-mounted brakelight added to cab / one-piece windshield from Vintage Glass / Bob Drake reproduction Tri-bar headlights / mirrors / bumpers / grille / fuel-filler cap

Bodywork: Jim Schwenk

Custom Paint: Doug Corl Auto Restoration / House of Kolor Zenith Gold and Black with micro-flake on top

Interior: Ultra leather seats from Rod Doors / Rod Doors leather and fabric installed by owner on door panels, headliner, and carpet / overhead console / gold-rimmed VDO gauges / Vintage Air A/C / Lokar shifter / Phillips pedals / ididit steering column / Grant steering wheel / chrome window trim moldings

Upholsterer: Jim Schwenk

Audio/video: JVC Stereo in overhead console / 6-1/2-inch components in the kick panels

Installer: Jim Schwenk