The Goodguys 2011 Grundy Kustom of the Year has been awarded to Ken and Jan Wall’s ’36 Ford roadster from Mukilteo, Washington. A lover of traditional customs, Ken spent the last 10 years building this amazing customized ’36 Ford.
It began life as a 5-window coupe but was transformed with a custom two-piece windshield, a pair of ’36 roadster doors and a Carson-style top. Body modifications are numerous and include molded ’37 Ford headlights, hidden hinges, a redesigned grille, one-off tapered running boards, flush skirts, smoothed hood sides, and ribbed Desoto bumpers.
The interior sports a ’40 Ford dash with Stewart Warner gauges, a banjo wheel and pleated white upholstery by Jasper Upholstery.
The H.O. 302 is nestled into a modified Art Morrison chassis with air bags, Mustang II IFS, and an 8” Ford rear. Coker whitewalls are dressed in ’53 Caddy hubcaps for the finishing touch. The paint is metallic “Iceberg Blue.”
The Walls’ killer kustom will be on display inside the “Champion’s Arena” presented by Street Rod Headquarters at the Goodguys 14th Southwest Nationals November 18-20 in Scottsdale. The Walls will receive a customized toolbox courtesy of Snap-on while in Scottsdale.
Fellow award finalists included Marc Henry, Lakeside, CA (’47 Mercury), Jim and Vicky Claiborne, Halifax, VA (’49 Merc), Keith Goettlich, Rochester, NY (’37 Chevy), Kevin Anderson, Indianapolis, IN (’36 Ford), Bill McCauly, Manhattan, IL (’56 Ford)