Michael Brotherton - 1940 Dodge Coupe

Vehicle

1940 Dodge Business Coupe

Owner

Michael Brotherton of Mission, TX

Car Club

Loud in Public

Built By

Menges Twins Speed Shop of Creston, CA 

Body

Business Coupe modified with a 5” Chop

Front & rear fenders molded into the body for sleek look

Front modified to fit 1941 Lincoln Zephyr grille.

Custom front hand-made splash pan

Custom fabricated 2-piece front & rear fender skirts with Stainless Steel trim

Stock 1940 Dodge headlights

Custom tail lights made of Brass

Stock 1940 Dodge bumpers

1940 Ford side trim with custom fabricated trim for running boards

Unity spot lights complete with interior handles 

Windshield wipers cut down

Door handles shaved

Glass windows; shortened to fit chop with hand-made window trim

Metalwork & Bodywork by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA 

Paint

Black single-stage paint

Subtle pinstriping on the firewall, air cleaner & valve covers by Kiera Brady. Orange County, CA

Paintwork by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA

Interior

Custom one-off gray suede & black vinyl upholstery

Upholstery by Vintage Auto Interiors. Huntington Beach, CA

1961 Chrysler New Yorker body trim on door panels

Fully adjustable split bench seat

Gray Suede headliner

Gray Suede with black vinyl diamond stitching seats & interior panels

Custom hand-made floor mats

Original dash, steering wheel, & column

Aftermarket gauges

Art Deco beehive gear shifter & window crank handles

Chassis

Stock 1940 Dodge frame with Mustang II front clip, Manual rack & pinion steering, C-Notched with custom cross member

Chassis Fabrication by Menges Twins Speed Shop

Suspension

Vintage Red’s Hydraulic pumps

Ford 8.8” rear end with 3.54 posi-traction

4-Link in the rear

8” hydraulic cylinders in rear & 6” hydraulic cylinders in front

Brakes

Front: disc brakes - Rear: drum brakes

Wildwood Master Cylinder 

Wheels/Tires

16” x 6" black steel wheels with 16” Chrome smooth hubcaps & beauty rings wrapped in 600-16 Firestone Deluxe Champion Bias-ply whitewall tires

Drivetrain

1954 331 Chrysler Hemi v8 engine

Stock valve covers, powder coated black

1950’s Cadillac air cleaner, powder coated black

1955 354 Cylinder heads

Finned Valley cover

Custom Ground Isky Racing Cam

Aluminimum Intake 600cfm carburetor

Hot Heads 4 barrel intake manifold

Stock headers

Mopar Electric Ignition

Engine built by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA

 

Transmission

Ford T5 5-speed manual transmission

One-piece steel driveshaft

Other

Mustang gas tank

Triple plated chrome

Wiring by Menges Twins Speed Shop. Creston, CA

Features/Awards

2020 GNRS : Best Radical Custom Award

2019 Syracuse Nationals NY: Gene Winfield Select 6 Award 

Featured in Car Kulture Deluxe Magazine Issue #103 & Cruzin Magazine of Australia Center-Fold

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