Bert Kager's 1951 Ford
Restyled by Dick Dean
In 1992 Bert brought the car to Dick Dean to have it customized. Dean began the build by chopping the top six inches. When the top had been chopped he made a Carson type top for it. All corners were then rounded, and the car was nosed and decked before Dick modified it to house a 1955 DeSoto grille and Oldsmobile headlight rings. During the operation, the fenders were also peaked. In the rear of the car, Dick installed 1965 Rambler Ambassador taillights. It received ribbed bumpers, and the side spears were shaved and replaced with 1953 Buick sidetrim. An antenna was frenched as a music note, and it was dressed up with fenderskirts. Inside, it received a 1963 Ford Thunderbird interior and a Chrysler dash dome. Before the build was completed, Bert lost interest in the car and sold it to Bill Papke. Bill ran a little shop in Huntnington Beach that specialized in 1949 - 1951 Ford and Mercury's.
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