Scott Laitinen built the car for Hoekstra. Laitinen chopped the roof a moderate 2.5-inches and has the rain gutters completely filled. The car still uses Original Equipment Factory uncut glass for the windshield and doors. The sheet metal looks relatively untouched but every panel has been tweaked, smoothed, or modified. A fully custom firewall and floor pan was built and welded in to the matching custom rocker panels.
8-way power Lexus seats add to the comfort and luxury of this modern retake on an old classic. The seats were wrapped in black and white leather with black Onyx and stainless steel cuff link buttons. One-off Dakota Digital gauges keep the driver in the know and a full Kicker sound system keeps the tunes rolling.
A car like this definitely deserves the attention it is getting. It seamlessly brings the modern tech world into the heydays of hot rods without even breaking a sweat. For more info on the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association, head to www.good-guys.com.