This Coddington built 1947 COE was bought it was about 50% completed including the chassis. The frame was boxed and fit with a Mustang II cross member and front suspension with 11-inch GM disc brakes. Airlift airbags, a Ford 9-inch rear with 3.89:1 fit under the body. Four Boyd Coddington Wheels, 15-inch Intrigues were mounted onto a set of General tires.
The powerplant is a stock 429 Ford running 9.5:1 compression crowned with an MSD ignition and Edelbrock carb. The chrome material is limited to just the air cleaner and valve covers. The exhaust manifolds are connected to a 3-inch dual exhaust by Flowmaster mufflers. The 429 connect to a heavy-duty Ford C6 controlled by a Gennie shifter.
The holes in the front bumper were filled and a bed was fabricated from 2×4-inch box steel tubing, bent and proportioned perfectly to match the truck. The almost 50-year-old cab was finished.
The truck was painted with a two-stage “Boyd Coddington Black” paint. The Boyd Coddington Garage logos were added on each door and red strip to the cab’s bodylines. A custom grille was built and installed with stock hood trim and stainless mirrors. The finishing of the bed floor was in Maple, and a canvas runner buttoned down the center and over the backend. Clear windows were incorporated in for the ’39 Ford taillights to shine through. In the cockpit you will see VDO gauges in a custom Boyd panel, an ididit column and a Boyd Coddington steering wheel. Gabe Lopez stitched in the red leather and custom-built the seats along with the headliner and door panels.
With the 47 complete, the Coddington hauler transported to Scotty in Texas. Scotty has a large collection of antique scooters and carts; He restored one dubbing it the “Boyd Coddington Special”. Powered by a ’58 Continental engine and Scotty’s old dirt track number from his racing days 37 was installed on the Boyd Coddington Special. The cart sat on the flatbed like it was made to sit there. Both got all of attention when they debuted at Goodguys show in Fort Worth, Texas.