OWNERS: John & Nancy Coenen
NOTABLE AWARDS: Goodguys 2012 March Performance Street Rod d’Elegance
BIO: The ’37 represents a true collaboration of very talented craftsmen, with a journey and story to match. John Coenen and his vision for his dream car began at Hot Rods by Boyd, where Charley and Roy Schmit had the opportunity to start the build. The front A-pillars were laid back 3 inches, the B-pillars were slanted, and the rear body laid forward 4 inches. An inch and 1/8th were cut out of the body just above the belt line. From Boyd’s, the car moved on to Dominator Street Rods where they completed the mechanicals. The ’37 then journeyed to Mickey Galloway, where he worked his metal sculpting talents on the dash, hood sides, and grill. As well, Mickey pancaked the roof just above the windshield. Meanwhile, Charley had moved back to Idaho to be closer to family and open Charley Hutton’s Color Studio. The ’37 soon found its way back into his shop for final fab, assembly, paint, wiring and plumbing. Charley and crew applied some uniquely designed details including a curved one piece flush mounted windshield as well as curved back glass, and slanted the tail light buckets to match the slanted back. The tail lamp bezels and lenses, as well as the side trim were machined by Greening Auto Company. Mark Collins put a slight coke bottle shape and smile to the running boards and built the underhood skin, while Scott Smith completed the complex wiring. The ’37 was finished in a PPG Envirobase two tone paint scheme of Makena Sand and Slanted Brown from the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection.