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Stein’s ’32 Vicky

Stein’s ’32 Vicky

Here’s a single you don’t see or listen to about really often… In 1957, Bernie Stein needed a ’32 Victoria. But even back then, the extensive fall tops have been few and considerably amongst. So Bernie improvised by shopping for a Vicky and slicing the damned prime off. The 1959 Incredibly hot Rod Yearly states it far better than I at any time could:

Ford Phaeton bodies are tricky to uncover, but that didn’t halt Bernie J. Stein from Hayward, California, from obtaining one particular – he merely chopped the whole prime off a ’32 Ford Victoria. King Handles of Hayward then delivered 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 entire body was concluded off with a hand-labored fiberglass cowl to accommodate a small V windshield. A ’53 Chrysler V8 was applied as the power plant. The engine was still left fully stock with the exception of a Howard cam. Electric power is transmitted as a result of an 11-inch Ford truck clutch and a ’41 Ford transmission with a column change.

The vehicle has been dropped 3-inches at each entrance and rear. The system complete is ’57 Chrysler Cloud White lacquer and dress-up goods incorporate Lance disks, entrance and rear nerf bars, and upholstered functioning boards.

Dope, suitable? I could do with out the nerf bars for guaranteed, but the rest of this car is damned high-quality to my eyes. I certainly adore how the tuck-n-roll insert on the seat matches the line of what’s left of the chopped rear quarters. And that windshield? Hell of course. I even dig on the unusual glass cowl.