Supercharged 1940 Ford Pickup Truck Build

40 Shades of Grey

1940 Ford Pickup Truck Build ~ 40 Shades of Grey

Carolina Kustoms of Portland, Oregon transforms this old 1940 Ford Pickup into a unique Supercharged show winning RestoMod, dubbed “40 Shades of Grey”…


Shop: Schroeder Speed & Custom

Frame: Boxed reproduction for the original with laser-cut pieces and braces

Rearend / Ratio: Moser fabricated 9-inch / 32-spline axles / Eaton Tru Trac limited-slip differential / 3.73:1 gears

Modifications: Notched rear

Front Suspension: No Limit Engineering Mustang II IFS / Slam Specialties SS6 airbags / Wilwood ProSpindles / Hotchkis antiroll bar / RideTech Q-series shocks

Rear Suspension: AVS heavy-duty four-link / Michigan Metal Works Watts link / Slam Specialties SS8 airbags / RideTech Q-series shocks /

Brakes: Wilwood 12.9-inch slotted and drilled discs with six-piston calipers / Wilwood aluminum tandem master cylinder / Wilwood forward swing brake pedal / Lokar performance products
emergency brake handle

Steering: Rack-and-pinion / QA1 bumpsteer rods

Front Wheels: 19×8 American Racing Wheels VF498 with 5 inches of backspacing

Rear Wheels: 20×12 American Racing Wheels VF498 with 5.25 inches of backspacing

Front Tires: 245/30R19 Toyo Tires Proxes R88R

Rear Tires: 305/35R20 Toyo Tires Proxes R88R

Gas Tank: Custom 17-gallon aluminum by Carolina Kustoms / Aeromotive Phantom 1000 dual fuel pump

Accessories: ViAir compressors / AccuAir management system


Make: Chevrolet Performance LS3

Displacement: 376 ci

Machining / Assembly: Wegner Motorsports

Crankshaft: Forged 8-bolt

Rods: Forged 4340

Pistons: Wegner machined

Camshaft: Bullet SC 0.660 lift

Heads: Aluminum ported LS3/LSA

Valvesprings: Inconel exhaust / HD stainless intake

Rockers: Upgraded Trunnion kit

Valve Covers: Wegner Motorsports with hidden coils

Ignition: Holley Dominator engine management system

Headers: Custom Ultimate Headers

Accessory Drive: Wegner WAK-040

Exhaust / Mufflers: 3-inch stainless / Borla XR-1 mufflers / DEI titanium heat wrap

Manifold / Induction: Whipple 2.9L supercharger / Nick Williams DBW 103mm throttle body and 1.750 spacer / K&N filter

Cooling: C&R Racing radiator, heat exchanger, oil and transmission coolers / SPAL electric fans

Transmission: A-1 Performance Transmission–built 4L80E / Alto Red Eagle clutches / Billet torque converter

Shifter: Powertrain Control Solutions paddles and push-button

Driveshaft: QA1 carbon fiber


Style: Shortbed resourced from Dennis Carpenter Ford Restoration Parts / Mar-K wood floor and strips / Custom opening floor center

Modifications: Shaved drip rails, door handles, cowl, stake pockets, and bed bracing / Custom one-piece windshield from Sanders Reproduction Glass / 1952 F-1 big back window / EVOD
Industries custom billet badges / Custom fuel filler in the tailgate

Fenders: Stock

Hood: Shaved center seam

Grille: Custom aluminum with honeycomb inserts built by Carolina Kustoms

Bodywork and Paint by: Mike Purcell and Chad Espinoza with Carolina Kustoms

Paint Type /Color: PPG Porsche Sport Classic Gray

Headlights / Taillights: 1939 Ford coupe buckets customized with carbon fiber and aluminum / Morimoto dual LED projectors / hand-fabricated LED halos by Church Built Customs / Throwback
Designs sand-casted custom 1960 Pontiac

Outside Mirrors: Modified motorcycle mirrors

Bumpers: Hand-fabricated front bumpers / flattened, clipped, and coved rear


Dashboard: Custom fabricated by Church Built Customs

Gauges: Dakota Digital HDX-2060-S-Custom

Air Conditioning: Restomod Air with Diablo Mini Smooth helix vents and Stealth hex controller

Wiring Harness: Painless Performance Products

Stereo: Alpine Halo9 touch-screen head unit / Rockford Fosgate T1000X5AD five-channel 1,000-watt amp, Punch P3S subwoofer, and power 6.5-inch T5 speakers / Installation by Church Built Customs

Steering Wheel: Billet Specialties BC29409 D-shaped 14-inch Formula with leather

Steering Column: ididit 30-inch

Seating: TMI Products buckets / Crow Enterprises cam-lock four-point blackbird driver restraints / six-point rollbar

Upholstery by: Jim’s Custom Upholstery / Church Built Customs

Material / Color: Top grain “Burnt Orange” Coach leather

Door Panels: Custom with leather, PVC and carbon-fiber inserts

Carpet: Daytona weave in charcoal

Pedals: Lokar Performance Products

Insulation: Kilmat