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’34 Ford Coupe: Details, Part II

by Dave on March 10, 2011

After posting a sneak preview of Bill Evan’s ’34 coupe, we had requests to share more photos of the chassis and front suspension. Originally designed and built by Frank Schonig, the mild steel tube chassis features a torsion bar front end, inboard shocks, and handmade, tapered chrome-moly A-arms. The uprights/backing plates were designed by Frank and machined by Bill at his company, Evans Precision Machining. Special tapered spindles screw into these uprights and the A-arms attach with specially machined spherical rod ends.
Gary has been working on the aluminum kick panels. The first photos are of the passenger side coming together.

Our last post featured photos of the coupe’s hood lift hardware. Instead of just hanging the release latch under the dash, Gary mounted it in its own niche in the driver’s kick panel.

As we also shared in our last post, this car is has it all: power windows, doors, gas cap, and trunk release. It has a retract-a-plate, a push button electronic shifter, AC and heat, and a ten function remote. In the overhead console, a Pioneer AV system features GPS, AM/FM, XM radio, and a back-up camera – plus it’ll link up via Bluetooth to Bill’s iPhone and iPad. It’s complicated, and has more antennas than Mt. Wilson. We’ve drawn up four pages of wiring diagrams, but before we start routing wire, I wanted to give you one more look at how the command center came together.

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