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    Rik Hoving
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    For many years we have heard rumors about the SoCal Plating 1935 Ford designed by George DuVall and created by Frank Kurtis, and Jimmy Summers. Rumors that the car was still around, or long gone and how somebody had started to recreate it… Well We now know, its not a rumor, that Billy Powell has been collecting parts, and a base car to actually recreate the SoCalif. Plating ’35 Ford. This is some fantastic news that many early Custom Car enthusiast has been waiting for for many years. A full story on the original SoCalif Plating truck can be found HERE on the CCC>

    So far a very nice ’35 Ford Phaeton has been acquired, which has been lowered a little. After looking for a long time Billy finally found an original DuVall brass windshield frame for the 35-36 Ford cowl. The windshield is currently being installed at the Faded Love Garage….. hopefully more coming soon.

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    The ’35 Ford Phaeton at Rex Rod & Chassis for a rewire 12v conversion, hydraulic Lincoln brakes, dropped axle, front tube shocks and new springs.

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    The Original DuVall V-windshield

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    #61908

    Rik Hoving
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    First test fit of the original brass DuVall windshield at the Faded Love Garage…
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    And now with the windshield in the right position and ready to mark for drill holes… and filling the cowl-vet.

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    1936 Ford hood and hood sides.

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    #61913

    Rik Hoving
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    Ken Williamson from Faded Love Garage in San Leon, Texas just added the ’36 Hood and sides to the ’35 for a first mock-up….

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    #61914

    Torchie
    Participant

    BRAVO!!!!

    I remember the first time I saw a Picture of this work of art.

    It still amazes me today.

    Please keep the posts coming.

    Torchie

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    #61922

    Mild Mitch
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    As Torchie said! Yes

    So glad someone has taken this on to recreate.

    Mitch

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    #61934

    Tony
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    I’m sure someone else started a build thread on a re creation about 5-10 years ago but I never saw it finished. Hope this one goes all the way.

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    #61941

    Rik Hoving
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    Perhaps you are referring to Lynn Bird‘s ’36 Ford project on the HAMB.

    Lynn still has the project… and hopes to get back to it soon. He was side tracked with some hot rod projects.

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    #61942

    Tony
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    Yes, that is the one.

     

    I know all about being side tracked.

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    #61943

    WG
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    Great news , always liked that car when first saw photos of it 3 decades ago ,  got The Rodders Journal issue just for the article on it !  Will be good to see an authentic replica being built on the correct base car .

    The original was such a significant car ,it’s hard to believe it was scrapped ,but it’s possible. If it turned up , that would have to be one of the most important discoveries , perhaps when this recreation is finished & publicised ,it might unearth new information on the original !

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    #62009

    Rik Hoving
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    From Ken Williamson (Faded Love Garage)

    “Always find some dumb stuff under bondo. Time to start filling the cowl for the Duvall Windshield…”

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    #62037

    Rik Hoving
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    Filler piece to fill the hole left from the stock windshield frame.

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