My second car (and first build....with many more to follow over the years), a 1940 Ford Standard Opera Coupe. My dad and I built up a 59AB flathead, bored to the max. with Isky cam, 2 deuce intake with Stromberg '97's, Canadian high compression aluminum heads without fins, (I bought these heads brand new for $5. Nobody wanted them as they were not "finned") and dual exhaust with Hollywood mufflers.
The body had a fair amount of rust which we cut out and replaced with new metal. It was nosed, decked, door handles and all body side trim removed. Tailights are from a 1948 Pontiac. Merv "Beaver" Colver then painted it a 1961 Lincoln red over flat white primer. Interior was black and white roll and pleat with a ready made headliner (white with black piping) from J.C. Whitney.
Note the filled dash and Stewart Warner gauges (two in the glove box door). I painted it with Seymour Johnson spray cans (gloss black lacquer). Took a lot of paint, color sanding and compounding but it came out great. Did the same with the stock steering wheel and the 15" Mercury wheels.