Sneak Peek Video: SEMA Battle of the Builders Top 12 '34 Ford Features Blown 427 LS

By Richard Hail

In advance of the nationwide premier of the SEMA Battle of the Builders one-hour television special airing on the HISTORY Channel on January 23, 2022, viewers can check out this ’34 Ford 5 window coupe that Troy Gudgel of BBT Fabrications brought to the SEMA Show.


As one of the Top 12 in the Hot Rod category, the vehicle features virtually all reworked or replaced sheet metal and the powerplant in this coupe is a 427 LS bolted to a BDS supercharger which is topped by a 4-port Hilborn injection system. All four corners flaunt genuine Halibrand magnesium wheels complemented by Kinmont-style disc brakes from Walden Speed Shop.

The interior panels were machined out of aluminum including the custom “era-correct” A/C vents. Dakota digital gauges were added into the hand-formed dash. Custom-built seats finish off the immaculate interior of this hot rod. Click on the video to watch the full story behind this build.

To see more on the SEMA Battle of the Builders program, mark your calendars for January 23, 2022, and tune in to the HISTORY Channel at 9:00 a.m. (EST). Details are also available at, or SEMA’s YouTube channel.