Ron Dunn Ford in bare metal


The team at Steve’s Auto Restoration in Portland Oregon has been working very hard on the restoration of the Ron Dunn 1950 Ford.

[dropcap]The[/dropcap] Ron Dunn Ford was originally built by the famous Valley Custom Shop. And the team at SAR is restoring the car back to its last full Valley Custom Shop version. They will also built a clone of the first version done in the early 1950’s. But we will get back to that at a later date. The photos in this article show how far the team has come with the restoration The body is in bare metal and most of the car has been put back together now to get ready for a photo shoot at the Rodder’s Journal in San Francisco. We are looking forward to see the wonderful photos of Steve Coonan and Geoff Miles in an upcoming issue of the Rodder’s Journal.




These bare metal photos show the amazing proportions of the 1950 Ford. The perfect balance between the sectioned body, the stock height top and the radiused wheel openings. This Custom is a true masterpiece. 


CCC-ron-dunn-baremetal-03-WThe dash has been wonderfully restored, painted and put back together and shows us a hint of the things we will see in the near future.








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Rik Hoving

Rik is the CCC editor in chief. As a custom car historian he is researching custom car history for many years. In 2004 he started the Custom Car Photo Archive that has become a place of joy for many custom car enthousiasts. Here at CCC Rik will bring you inspiring articles on the history of custom cars and builders. Like a true photo detective he will show us what's going on in all those amazing photos. He will write stories about everything you want to know in the realm of customizing. In daily life Rik is a Graphic Designer. He is married to the CCC webmaster and the father of a 10 year old son (they are both very happy with his excellent cooking skills)

One thought on “Ron Dunn Ford in bare metal

  • April 24, 2014 at 04:22

    I always have wanted to see a Valley Custom sectioned car in bare metal. Wow, that is really something! This version of the Ron Dunn car is one of my favorites. Thanks for putting this up!

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