Doyle Bidwell's 1950 Ford
1950 Ford Coupe owned by Brahmans of Torrance car club member Doyle Bidwell of Torrance, California. Bidwell was working on the Ford when he met Howard Gribble as a freshman in High School in 1959. Neither was 16 years old at the time, which was the legal age to obtain a driver's license. But both were working on custom modifications to their cars despite being very limited in the way of money.
Doyle's Ford was nosed and decked before he modified the front by removing the bullet in the center of the grille. The leading edge of the hood was filled in before an upper grille bar from a 1951 Ford was installed along with a custom made grille. Construction photos also show that Doyle was experimenting with different scallop designs while he was working on the car. All work on Bidwell and Gribble's car was done by themselves and so neither of these high school projects saw completion.
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