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JLHernandez on September 18, 2007

Gorgeous, 1934 Ford ?

Islandguy on September 18, 2007

I think it's a fibreglass replica of a 1929 model. It belongs to a friend. It has a Ford 351 "Cleveland" engine and transmission.

He was working on the interior this week and adding a big speaker box behind the seats.

JLHernandez on September 19, 2007

I noticed the lack of emblems,logos, and other details, though it was odd, that explains it.

If he crafted that fiberglass body your friend does beautiful work, or is it a commercial kit ?

How about the chassis ?

Islandguy on September 19, 2007

I believe the body is a commercial kit. He bought the body from someone, and got the engine transmission and rear axle from a wrecked car. He took all of these parts to a shop near Cleveland, and they made a frame to fit all the parts.

When he assembled the car, he took the body panels in to be painted separately. They did a pretty good job, and most people can't see a slight difference in paint in a few places.

He had the car stored under a tarp, and it left some minor scratches in the paint. He spent time today rubbing most of them out.

There are no emblems or even door handles. The radio antenna retracts, when the radio is off. The door latches are operated by radio remote control. He pushes a button on the key ring, and the door pops open in front of you.

There is one problem with that. He was going home on the ferryboat, when it started to rain. The key was in the ignition, and the motor was running when he got out of the car to put "Rain-ex" on the windshield. The boat rocked and rolled, and the car door went "click". He had to break the window on the other side to get in and drive the car off the boat.

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