SEMA 2015 Feature--Jon Kosmoski's '34 Ford Cabriolet
We love running across long time hot rodders, who have seen just about every stage of our automotive aftermarket industry. Jon Kosmoski is one of those guys, and he founded the "House of Kolor" paint company back in 1956. This guy has formulated custom automotive paint, and he's sprayed an untold amount of cars, trucks and motorcycles over the years. While the House of Kolor brand is now a part of the Valspar company, Jon is still involved, and he still has a passion for building awesome hot rods. His latest creation, a beautiful 1934 Ford Cabriolet, debuted in the House of Kolor booth at this year's SEMA Show. The build came down to the wire, but the finish quality is second to none. [products] As the car was coming together, Jon wanted to go with a unique tire and wheel combination--something that wouldn't look like he took a wheel off the shelf and bolted it onto the car. The solution was a set of Smoothie wheels with primed center and chrome outer hoop, which allowed Jon to customize the center section to match the car. He spent many hours painting the centers, then adding custom pin stripes to match the striping on the car. The wheels are finished off with short chrome valve stems and 1941 Ford caps. To fit the 15x6 and 15x8 wheels, Jon went with a set of BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radial tires, sized at 205/65R15 up front and 255/70R15 out back for the perfect hot rod stance. The rest of the car has the same amount of attention to detail, from the RamJet equipped small block Chevy under the hood, to the beautiful upholstery inside. It's an outstanding street rod that caught a lot of attention at the SEMA Show, and it is proudly wearing wide whitewall tires from Coker!