Steve Pierce - 1940 Buick Coupe

 
Vehicle
1940 Buick Super 2-Door Coupe 'Pamela'
Owner
Steve Pierce of Napa, CA
Car Club
 Squires C.C.
Built By
Steve Pierce & Robbie Azevedo
Special Thanks to
Sean Darnelle, Tom Pierce, Jeremy Jack, Russ, Chris Polston, & Johnny Stoer
Body
Chopped 4" in front, tapering to 5-1/2" in the rear
Front & rear fenders molded to body with rear wheel wells reshaped to fit custom flush-mounted skirts
Decklid shaved & trunk hinges hidden
Custom half-round side glass frames
One off belt-line chrome trim
Custom cowl piece
Custom fabricated front & rear splash aprons
Rounded door corners
Custom welded one-piece hood; shaved & modified to hinge at firewall
1941 Cadillac bumpers; smoothed & curved
1938 Ford headlights
Custom taillights fit in the rear bumper guards
Appleton S-112 Spotlights
Metalwork by Steve Pierce & Robbie Azevedo. Napa, CA
Bodywork by Kyle Martin & Johnny Stoer. Napa, CA
Paint
Valspar custom-mixed Washington Blue basecoat with House of Kolor clear coat
Paintwork by Kyle Martin of Martin Kolor & Style. Napa, CA
Interior
Polar Dust & Oxblood Red vinyl upholstery
Upholstery by Chris Johnson of Johnson's Kustom Upholstery. Phoenix, AZ
Oxblood Red loop-pile carpet
1940 Buick seat frame, track sectioned to lower seat
Stock 1940 Buick dash chromed
Original Gauges rebuilt by Classic Instruments. Boyne City, MI
1940 Buick steering wheel, shortened 2" & restored by Kris Olsson of Steering Wheel Kris. North Hollywood, CA
Juliano's 1940 Ford steering column
Chassis
1940 Buick frame with 1970 Chevrolet Nova front clip & power steering box
Stock 1940 Buick trailing arms; boxed
Chassis Fabrication by Carl Hagen & Steve Pierce
Suspension
Slam Specialities SS-series Air Bags with boxed Buick trailing arms
1989 Chevrolet S-10 10-Bolt rear-end with 3:42; 1 gear ratio
Brakes
GM 11" rotors with disc brakes - dual-piston calipers in front & GM 11" drum brakes in rear
1970 Chevrolet Nova master-cylinder with vacuum assist
Wheels/Tires
15" x 6" steel wheels with 15" Lyons hubcaps with 6.70-15 Firestone Bias-ply / Zig Zag tread Deluxe Champion tires
Drivetrain
GM small block v8 engine; cream & Washington blue paint color
Custom Oldsmobile Rocket Style valve covers with Buick Script
1959 Chevrolet air cleaner
Edelbrock Performer Intake 600cfm carburetor
Edelbrock Performer 4 barrel intake manifold
Polished stainless ram's horn headers
MSD electronic ignition
16" glasspack mufflers
Engine built by Rich Olivier of TEM Performance. Napa, CA
Transmission
GM 700R4 4-speed automatic transmission
TCI 10" Street Fighter torque converter
One-piece steel driveshaft
Transmission built by Will Henry. Napa, CA
Other
American AutoWire wiring harness
Chrome-plating by Sherm's Custom Plating. Sacramento, CA
2" exhaust by Jeff Richards of ABC Muffler. Benicia, CA
Features/Awards
2019  H.A. Bagdasarian : The World's Most Beautiful Custom Award
2019 Sacramento Autorama : King of the Kustoms Crown & West Coast Kustoms Pick
2019 Goodguys : Custom of the Year
2019 TROG / Kustomrama Customs By The Sea : Custom Car D'Elegance
Featured in Rodder's Journal #81
Artwork contribution by Rik Hoving of CustomCarChronicle.com
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