Hi from Scotland,
After looking through your garage shots, I decided to send these pictures of my ‘47 Fordor Super Deluxe. It’s nearly there and hopefully today will see the doors built and the car water tight. Jobs left to do are fit the stainless tank in the trunk, plumb fuel and brake lines, plumb engine, move the alternator as it fouls the bottom radiator hose, fit a trans cooler and set up the power steering, fit throttle pedal and cable. Not much really but when it’s freezing outside and dark at 5:30pm just now, I don’t get much done to it through the week.
The details are as follows: ‘78 GM front clip and 10 bolt rear on parallel leafs, mid ‘60’s T-bird tilt column with shifter, ‘82 Vette 4 bolt 350 with TRW forged pistons, Edelbrock performer inlet, carb and camshaft, with Edelbrock signature series valve covers and 14” air filter. Down below we have Mellings hi-po oil pump, 4 bolt bottom end, Pete Jackson gear drive, trans is a TH 350, and a new drive-shaft. The interior is sea foam green / white vinyl tuk n roll with black Wilton carpet, and white Alcatara head liner and parcel shelf. Side glass is toughened polished edge smoke tinted, with new clear front laminated screens, original rear as I didn’t trust myself to bring back a $300 replacement from Pomona last year without breaking it.
Body work was very minimal and was completed in 3 weeks as that’s what I do for a living. It’s a ‘70’s Fiat turquoise, the car was a 38,000 mile stocker out of a museum, then painted up like a cop car and used in the film who framed Roger Rabbit. When it got to me in ‘99 it was still reading just over 38,000 and still rust free, except for trunk lid which is shot along the bottom and covered in dents. Bill McGrath at Early Ford store in San Demas has a good one but again getting it sent back still shaped how it should be, could be a problem. All the chrome fender trims, dash trim, hood and trunk is new, belt line moldings were just repolished, new rubbers and seals all round, chrome/powder coated steel’s with WWW radials keep the chassis off the ground.
Well that’s it for now, hopefully I’ll be croozin’ in it this summer if all goes to plan. Also here’s a picture of my ‘59 100E Pop which is my daily runabout and a ‘60 F-type Victor I got as a trade for my ‘55 Chieftain last year. Enjoy.... Russell Grieve from Lower Largo, Fife, Scotland!