Larry Ewing's 1940 Ford
1940 Ford Coupe owned by Larry Ewing of San Bruno, California. "My Dad took me to two Oakland Roadster Shows," Larry told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama in November of 2020, "one when I was 11 in 1953 another in 1955." Larry fell in love with the style of the '40 Fords he saw there. "So my first car was a ’40 Ford DeLuxe Coupe I bought when I was 15 in January 1957."
"The first thing I did was buy all new shocks and lowering shackles for the front"
The Ford Larry bought was all stock except for a red paint job, dual exhaust, and full moon flipper hubcaps. "I bought it for $250 from a young man in San Francisco a few miles north of where we lived in San Bruno, California. The first thing I did was buy all new shocks and lowering shackles for the front. Next came the engine detail with chrome acorn nuts on heads and painted the firewall white. Next came a ’39 floor shift transmission and 4:11 rear gears." Larry also installed big and little tires. 5.60x15 up front and 8.20x15 in the rear.
"It wasn't fast enough"
New paint job
Shortly after Larry had bought the engine, he was in an accident in Redwood City, where the family had recently moved. "The damage caused me to replace 2 fenders and running boards. That led to a complete repaint with the expert help from my sister's boyfriend, Richard McArdle. He happened to have a show car ’50 Chevy he built which was a cover car featured in a Custom Car Magazine at the time." Larry settled on a Limefire Green color from a 1957 Pontiac. "After 3 months of body prep Richard laid on the Acrylic Lacquer. After rub and buff, it was show quality." The Limefire Green iteration of Larry's Ford ran a 4 inch dropped axle that he bought from Bill Leonheart. 
- Larry Ewing
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