1953 Ford Mainline
The Paint: Bronze Fire Metallic, base/coat, clear/coat, color sanded, and polished to a show shine, Beautiful paint!
The Engine: Chevrolet 350 CID, double camel hump heads, comp 270 cam, roller tip rockers, aluminum intake manifold, “Edelbrock” 4 bbl carburetor, HEI electronic ignition, polished headers. Starts and runs excellent!
The Transmission: GM Turbo 350, 3 speed automatic , rebuilt with a mild shift kit.
The Differential: Ford 9” , narrowed, new axles, bearings, and seals. 250:1 ratio, conventional.
The Suspension: Front: “Fatman” front clip, tubular A-arms, new shocks with coils, sway bar. 2” drop spindles.
Rear: Speedway Tri-Link with coil over shocks,
Original 1953 Ford Frame
The Interior: Carmel high quality pebbled Naugahyde, adjustable bucket seating up front with seatbelts, matching rear seat, custom matching door panels, with body color inner door top. custom center console with drink holders, and lighted power window switches, air conditioning/heater controls and vents
Body colored painted metal dash housing a full compliment of Dolphin analog gauges.
Matching full length headliner, “chocolate” carpets with custom beading, and courtesy lights both front and back.
Power front disc brakes
“Vintage Air” Air conditioning and heater system
“Newport Conversion” 2 speed windshield wiper system
All vibrant, easy to read Dolphin gauges function properly
All lights work
Chrome tilt steering column
Polished aluminum steering wheels with polished wood grip.
Turn signals work and cancel
“American Auto Wire” wiring kit with modern fuses
Fully tinted side glass, new windshield, original rear window
Completely finished luggage compartment to match the interior, and house the battery
Deep-tone, amazing sounding dual exhaust with stainless “Magna-flow” mufflers
15” Chrome Cragar slotted wheels with “knock-off’s” 8 x 15 rear, 6 X 15 front
New Cooper Cobra radials all around
If you like these Shoebox Fords, this will be one of the nicest ones you will encounter, If you’re not really into Shoebox Fords, this one will surely change your mind.
Everything about this ’53 Business coupe is first class, and 4 star! the color is certainly very unique, and the quality of the paint is exemplary as well. the first thing you notice about the interior is the Carmel color of course, but the quality of the workmanship is second to none, and this Ford’s interior is so roomy, and comfortable, you’ll want to drive this custom machine on a long road trip.
Or course, a long road trip is not at all out of the question as this Coupe is very nicely equipped, and built to drive in comfort, style and reliability. Open the trunk and you find enough room in the clean luggage compartment to accommodate enough luggage to stay away from home for months!
Note the low stance and the perfect rake. Of course, it looks ultra cool, but more importantly, this custom business coupe has an amazingly smooth ride, not to mention how incredible the exhaust note sounds.
Twist the dash mounted ignition switch and you’ll smile every time you start this coupe. The Chevy 350 is right at home in this little Ford, and when you open the hood, I defy anyone to tell you otherwise.
Let me be clear…This ’53 Mainline Business Coupe was “Masterfully” built. the quality of workmanship that went into every facet of this build was carefully thought out, and executed in a professional manner.
Quality built Show car, quality built Cruiser, quality built road trip sled, you name it, this Ford has every base covered. Absolutely the finest!!!