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Roy & Kelly Gidlund / Terrell, North Carolina

'49 Ford F-1

350-cid Chevy small-block bored 0.030 over / Summit crankshaft / Manley connecting rods / Wiseco pistons / Dart heads / MSD ignition / custom Flowmaster exhaust / handmade intake manifold / B&M Turbo 350 / Pete Jackson geardrive / 9-inch Ford rearend with 4.86 gears
By: Cope Brothers Machine, Tacoma, Washington

Front: 15x3-1/2 Weld Racing Draglite with Cragar center caps
Rear: 15x14 Weld Racing Draglite with Cragar center caps

Front: 135-SR-15 Mickey Thompson
Rear: 29x15x15 Mickey Thompson

Front: '69 Camaro front clip / Energy Suspension polyurethane bushings / 1-1/8-inch Energy Suspension sway bar / Master Power Brake disc brakes
Rear: Art Morrison rearend / three-link suspension / coilover shocks
Accessories: Summit Racing line lock
Chassis: C-notched frame in rear / handmade 17-gallon aluminum fuel cell / handmade aluminum battery box
By: Owner

Body Mods:
2-1/2-inch chop-top / 6-inch body channel / shaved door handles, driprails, and cowl vents / Gibbons fiberglass running boards and front fenders / handmade roll pan / '37 Chevy rear bumper / factory front bumper flipped upside down / custom wood bed floor that opens to reveal compartments
By: Owner

Custom Paint:
PPG Deltron Turquoise
By: Donnie Crumley and Lee Conway

Mustang seats with turquoise details / all interior panels covered in gray tweed with V-8 emblem embossed on back panel / Auto Meter gauges / B&M shifter / handmade aluminum shifter housing / 7-ounce Olympia beer can shifter handle / Mooneyes nostalgic tachometer
By: Terry Sigmon of The Boat House, Lake Norman, North Carolina / Owner

Rockford Fosgate head unit and speakers
By: Owner


Special Thanks:
To his loving wife Kelly for being supportive during the build, Terry Sigmon for all his help, stepdaughters Katie and Amanda for all their enthusiasm, Jimmy Schroeder, and Kevin Stimberis