The 1940 Ford Coupe body shell from Ford Restoration Parts presents a clean canvas for those people who've always wanted the perfect hot rod. The durable body is a far better starting place than similar kits made from fiberglass, and is much easier to source than an original 70-year-old car.

Ford is taking the first crack at putting one of these babies together, in the appropriate environs of the SEMA show. This factory version has received a heart transplant in the form of a V8 crate engine, which should give it plenty of performance to back up those classic good looks. Hot rod inspiration, thy name is Ford.

Get a good look at the resto-mod, as well as some more snaps of the body shell in the raw, in our galleries of live images from the show floor.

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