Ben Sorrenti – 1934 Ford Three-window Coupe 34 Coupe
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Simon Benello from Ground Level Paint and Panel nearly wore his fingers to the bone flat rubbing and buffing every square inch of Ben Sorrenti’s ’34 three-window Ford coupe. “Nothing is off the gun, even the tailshaft yokes have been flat rubbed and buffed,” says Simon. Not to be left out, the 372-cube Sprintcar-based Donavan alloy small-block has also been fully polished, so too has the blower, intake manifold along with the TH400’s alloy case. Surrounding all this is a Deuce Customs body complete with suicide doors that rides on a Rod-City chassis. After kicking in the rear of the chassis to accommodate those fat, 29×12.5-inch Hoosiers on the rear, the whole shooting match was detailed to perfection, which included painting all the driveline and chassis in HOK Black Gold so that it contrasts nicely with the slick HOK Sunrise body.
Despite the independent front end, the coupe is still fairly old school thanks to its nice rake and Halibrand Sprint wheels with Frontrunners on the steering end. Loui from LL Customs has designed an interior of wall-to-wall black leather, producing a sharp finish and eye-grabbing contrast against the HOK Sunrise exterior. Although the body was purchased 12-years ago, the build really didn’t start making significant progress until about three years ago when Ground Level got involved. “I took it to Simon and said, ‘just do it,’” says Ben. Having previously owned a host of cool machinery, including a ’28 and a ’32 hot rod, Ben thought it was about time he built a ’34 – and this time around he’d go all out and build his first show stopper. You have to admit, this Sunrise coupe is a damn fine effort.