1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build From Start To Finish

1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ Before and After
1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ Before and After
 

The transformation from bush rot ’38 Pontiac Coupe to slammed LS-powered hot rod took Halfass Kustoms around 7 months of spare time to build.

1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ Before
1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ Before
1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ After
1938 Pontiac Coupe Hot Rod Build ~ After

The coupe sports a cammed Chevrolet 5.3 liter LS engine and the sweet sound of old school Cherry Bomb glass packs. The chassis has been Camaro clipped and supports a Camaro rear-end, while wiring was kept simple with a Speedway 12 circuit wiring harness.

Each step of the build is well documented, but starts off with a condensed version of the 43 videos in the full playlist below for the 1938 Pontiac LS Coupe:

00:00 Intro
01:56 Welding the roof up.
09:50 Installing Camaro clip
13:11 Installing Camaro Diff in the car.
15:30 Installing Chevy 5.3 LS Motor
21:14 Installing floors in the car
22:08 Installing pedal assembly
23:16 Engine turning a custom firewall
25:36 installing a fuel tank in the Pontiac.
27:34 Modifying a Mustang radiator to fit the LS
28:32 Custom Dash insert for the Speedway gauges.
29:38 Modifying custom headlights for the Pontiac.
32:04 Chopping vent windows
35:03 Chopping Garnish moldings
36:40 Rebuilding glove box door
38:28 Dent repair on the trunk.
43:43 Stripping the paint off the car and doing dent repair
45:53 Starting bodywork.
50:03 Prep car for Paint
55:05 Upholster interior.
59:59 Driving the Pontiac coupe.