Jim Logue's 1954 Ford
convertible of Long Beach
. Completed in 1958
, Jim's Ford featured hydraulic lifts
from aircraft surplus parts to alter the ground clearance. Jim's Ford is the first known custom car to be fitted with hydraulic lifts
on all four corners, and it might be the very first custom to ever to incorporate this groundbreaking modification. Jim's Ford is also known as "The Fabulous X54
," and he used cardboard and fiberglass over the metal when he restyled the car.
Steve Scott's Uncertain-T
. Built by Steve in a small family garage, the build was started in 1960
and completed in 1965
. He was 17 years when he started the build. The inspiration came from a cartoon that a friend had made in class. The very distinct body was made out of fiberglass. Steve mocked up the chassis before he began constructing the body. This had to be done in order to decide all the measurements, angles of the body, and so on. He used a conduit bender to shape electrical conduit and brazed the pieces together to form a skeleton for the plug. An actual Model T cowl was used as a starting point for the plug. Steve spread polyester resin over fiberglass cloth and matte barehanded, as he didn't like the lack of sensitivity from using gloves. Thin throw-away gloves were useless, as they kept sticking to the resin and pulling off. When he was done for the day, a lot of paper towels and a pan of acetone were waiting. He knew this wasn't good, but he didn't plan to do it as a living, so it didn't matter to him.
Fiberglass Bodied Cars
Ed Roth's Outlaw
Steve Scott's Uncertain-T
Buzz Pitzen's 1923 Ford Model T Roadster - The Glass Image
Kenneth Kamp's Otter
Bob Knessel's Sports Custom
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