Here’s a person you do not see or listen to about extremely often… In 1957, Bernie Stein preferred a ’32 Victoria. But even again then, the very long drop tops were few and far in between. So Bernie improvised by shopping for a Vicky and cutting the damned top off. The 1959 Warm Rod Annual says it much better than I at any time could:
Ford Phaeton bodies are tricky to find, but that did not prevent Bernie J. Stein from Hayward, California, from obtaining one – he only chopped the whole major off a ’32 Ford Victoria. King Covers of Hayward then supplied a tonneau address and reworked the entrance inside in sandal wood and white naugahyde. Black carpeting and a chromed steering column and sprint trim completed off the cockpit.
The entire body was completed off with a hand-worked fiberglass cowl to accommodate a small V windshield. A ’53 Chrysler V8 was employed as the electric power plant. The engine was left entirely inventory with the exception of a Howard cam. Energy is transmitted by means of an 11-inch Ford truck clutch and a ’41 Ford transmission with a column shift.
The motor vehicle has been dropped 3-inches at both equally entrance and rear. The body end is ’57 Chrysler Cloud White lacquer and costume-up things contain Lance disks, front and rear nerf bars, and upholstered operating boards.
Dope, appropriate? I could do without the need of the nerf bars for sure, but the rest of this car is damned fine to my eyes. I definitely adore how the tuck-n-roll insert on the seat matches the line of what’s left of the chopped rear quarters. And that windshield? Hell yes. I even dig on the strange glass cowl.