Starting with a set of custom Lobeck frame rails, a fabricator utilized an actual factory steel body, found in solid condition, and then created an aluminum hood with louvered steel sides. The windshield was chopped 4 inches and laid back 2 inches. The rear quarters were widened 2 inches as well as the inside of the doors. Look quickly, and you’ll swear it’s a rag top, but look closely, and you’ll see a handmade removable hardtop with black Haartz cloth covering. It makes the car comfortable in uncomfortable weather, yet wide open when you want it. The vehicle is finished in Glasurit Pure Black paint. Power comes from a customized a 350ci V8 GM crate engine hooked up to a Turbo 350 3-speed automatic transmission. It’s cooled by a custom aluminum radiator. SoCal discs up front provide the stopping power, and the polished chrome wheels are 6-inch Billet Legacies in front and 10.5-inch ET Fullers in the rear. All the chassis components are mirror-finished, with 4-inch dropped axle in front with stainless spindles and pins. The gas tank, headers and exhaust are also custom-made, and the cab has a unique double floor design that conceals all the wires and lines. Creature comforts include Ruby Red Kimball leather seats, a vintage ‘37 Ford radio in the dash upgraded with a hidden 10-dish CD changer, and a full Classic Instruments gauge package.