“Formal Attire” 1935 Chevy Coupe

Cover Car of “Street Rodder” Magazine

Jack LoPresti

Big River, Ca.

1935 Chevy Coupe – “Formal Attire”
Jack LoPresti’s 1935 Chevy is One Bow Tie Dressed for Success

Written by Brian Brennan on July 16, 2014

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Just the Facts
Year: 1935
Make: Chevrolet
Model: Coupe
Owner: Jack LoPresti
State: California

There is something about a chopped coupe. Blue Oval or Bow Tie, a badass-looking hot rod coupe is something to be admired. Such is the case for Jack LoPresti’s 1935 Chevy three-window coupe chopped 2-1/2 inches in front and 2 inches in back with this tricky metalwork handled by the master himself, Marcel De Ley.

If Jack’s name sounds familiar it’s because his previous ride appeared on the pages of Street Rodder with his Speedstar coupe. This time around it is an original steel 1935 Chevy built by the hands of Showtime Customs and Hot Rods & Hobbies.

The 116-inch wheelbase is stretched over the Super Manufacturing chassis that is pinched in back by 2 inches to allow the Kugel Komponents IRS to fit nicely, complete with is combination of Total Cost Involved Engineering coilover shocks, Wilwood rotors and calipers, while all is resting on BFGoodrich rubber wrapped around Schott Americana billet wheels measuring 7×17 and 10×20.
Moving this early Chevy down the road is a Chevrolet Performance LS3 that was warmed over by Street & Performance but properly cooled by a Mattson’s all-aluminum radiator. The spent gases are handled by Flowmaster Hushpower mufflers through 2-inch pipe fabricated by Havasu Speed. Havasu Speed also handled the driveshaft that takes the power from the 4L65E tranny and runs it rearward.

The factory metal body was chopped 2 inches in front and 2-1/2 inches in back by Marcel De Ley who also handled the widening of the running boards, bobbing of the rear fenders, along with the narrowing of the of the steel grille shell with an Alumicraft insert, and a wedge cut taken out of the steel Rootlieb hood. The bodywork was then handled by Show Time Customs and from here the PPG Lamborghini Yellow was sprayed on by Hot Rods & Hobbies. Other adornments to the body include Steve’s Auto Restorations headlights and Lokar taillights along with keyless entry and tinted glass. The brightwork was well done by Clayton Engineering.

Inside the genie factory dash is fitted with Classic Instrument gauges while the Vintage Air A/C system was installed by Johnny of Johnny Lighting shop as they also handled the wiring. The pair of bucket seats is covered in two-tone brown leather stitched by Howard Fabrication along with the brown wool carpeting.
No getting’ around it, a bright yellow chopped coupe is most definitely a sweet-looking ride and most assuredly a hot rod—not matter the make!

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January 7, 2015