Sean Puttifoot's 1928 five-window coupe

Sean's coupe contains parts from eight different cars

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This article on Sean's five-window coupe was originally published in the October 2018 issue of Street Machine

five window coupe rear

"It started as a 1928 five-window coupe shell, which would have been earmarked for a resto in anyone else’s hands, but the mad scientist John Baker had other ideas – he constructed it from eight different cars! After a while with the Baker family it was moved on, and eventually found its way to me.

five window coupe front

The body is channelled four inches, with the roof height being stock; the firewall is a widened Chevy truck and the cowl vent is from a 1939 Pontiac. Up front the car runs a Super Bell 4in-dropped I-beam with stock reverse-eye spring, ’48 Ford stub axles and Camira steering rack.

five window coupe engine

The engine is a 360ci V8 Chrysler from a 1974 Dodge truck, backed by a column-shift 904 Torqueflite from a mild 70s Chrysler. The 8¾-inch Dodge diff was shortened four inches, with Moser axles, 3.23:1 gears and a Truetrac hemisphere out of a 1970 Dodge Phoenix.

five window coupe interior

The interior features a 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook dash and instruments, with a matching overhead console that holds the radio. Steering is via a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass tilt column with an old 19.5-inch boiler bullwheel for the steering wheel.

ford five window coupe boot

The chassis has been fine-filed and painted in House Of Kolor Emerald metalflake over a black base, while the body is painted FJ Holden Sage Green with flattener in it.

ford coupe paintwork

Pinstriping and artwork was done by ‘Skid’ Marks of Goulburn. She’s not a show car, but she is all steel and on full rego, so I can get her out for a cruise whenever I want.”


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