Here’s just one you really do not see or hear about very often… In 1957, Bernie Stein desired a ’32 Victoria. But even again then, the long drop tops were being several and far amongst. So Bernie improvised by shopping for a Vicky and cutting the damned top rated off. The 1959 Warm Rod Yearly states it improved than I at any time could:
Ford Phaeton bodies are hard to locate, but that did not prevent Bernie J. Stein from Hayward, California, from acquiring one – he basically chopped the entire major off a ’32 Ford Victoria. King Addresses of Hayward then offered a tonneau cover and reworked the front inside in sandal wood and white naugahyde. Black carpeting and a chromed steering column and sprint trim completed off the cockpit.
The system was completed off with a hand-labored fiberglass cowl to accommodate a reduced V windshield. A ’53 Chrysler V8 was utilized as the electricity plant. The motor was remaining fully inventory with the exception of a Howard cam. Electricity is transmitted by an 11-inch Ford truck clutch and a ’41 Ford transmission with a column shift.
The auto has been dropped 3-inches at both equally front and rear. The physique end is ’57 Chrysler Cloud White lacquer and gown-up items consist of Lance disks, entrance and rear nerf bars, and upholstered operating boards.
Dope, appropriate? I could do with no the nerf bars for confident, but the rest of this motor vehicle is damned good to my eyes. I absolutely really like how the tuck-n-roll insert on the seat matches the line of what is still left of the chopped rear quarters. And that windshield? Hell yes. I even dig on the odd glass cowl.