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Stein’s ’32 Vicky

Stein’s ’32 Vicky

Here’s just one you don’t see or hear about incredibly often… In 1957, Bernie Stein wanted a ’32 Victoria. But even back again then, the lengthy drop tops were couple and considerably among. So Bernie improvised by getting a Vicky and cutting the damned leading off. The 1959 Warm Rod Annual claims it superior than I at any time could:

Ford Phaeton bodies are tricky to come across, but that didn’t end Bernie J. Stein from Hayward, California, from obtaining a person – he only chopped the overall major off a ’32 Ford Victoria. King Covers of Hayward then offered a tonneau cover and reworked the front interior in sandal wooden and white naugahyde. Black carpeting and a chromed steering column and dash trim completed off the cockpit.

The physique was finished off with a hand-worked fiberglass cowl to accommodate a small V windshield. A ’53 Chrysler V8 was applied as the power plant. The engine was remaining solely stock with the exception of a Howard cam. Electric power is transmitted by way of an 11-inch Ford truck clutch and a ’41 Ford transmission with a column change.

The motor vehicle has been dropped 3-inches at both entrance and rear. The entire body end is ’57 Chrysler Cloud White lacquer and dress-up merchandise involve Lance disks, entrance and rear nerf bars, and upholstered jogging boards.

Dope, correct? I could do with out the nerf bars for sure, but the relaxation of this car or truck is damned great to my eyes. I definitely appreciate how the tuck-n-roll insert on the seat matches the line of what’s remaining of the chopped rear quarters. And that windshield? Hell certainly. I even dig on the odd glass cowl.