Monday, January 30, 2012

32 Ford

  I worked at a now closed hot rod shop a while ago and we built this car.   The 32 came from a border town across from the tip of Texas.  It was a rolling chassis covered in oil when it showed up to the shop.  The guy who sold it to us told us said that it was the president of Mexico's  car and that at one point it was given to his son who raced it.  Though its a good story there is no proof that the president of mexico owned this car.  The only true thing is that the car was raced at some point.  It has a modified back window and a 37 cross member in it.  When we gave the car a bath is showed 3 layers of different paint jobs.  When we saw this Bobby ( a con artist who was running the shop, more like robbing the shop) decided that we would leave it the way it is.  I wanted to repaint it the purple that was showing through.  We installed a later flathead engine, a top loader trans that we bought from Tony Teirney( Poncho Teirney's nephew)and a quick change rear.  He also worked on assembling the car.  We had Jeff Shea ( Wholeshot Tattoo) letter and number the car.  He gave the numbers and lettering a patina look to go with the look of the car.  The funny thing is that every buyer of the car thinks its the real deal.  Because of the lettering people really think this car was raced in Tijuana.  I doubt the car ever seen Tijuana.  The lettering on the trunk lid came from a old water decal that Bobby had bought off ebay.  Well the shop took a bad turn and I left before the car was totally finished.  Bobby's con game drove me away.  When the con was up and Bobby was busted, I was asked to  come back to finish the car.  By that time no one who started building the car was there to finish the car.  When I was gone Bobby hired Jeff to work in the shop little did he know he was being conned to.  Mark the real owner of everything and the one who was being conned out of all the coin, shut the shop down and sent everything to auction.  The real shame is that the car has been sold off a few times with a b.s story and the ones who built it got no credit.

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