This 1970 'Cuda is a former Fractured Fab project car. I recognized it while looking through Barret Jackson auction results recently. I was surprised to see it again. This car was rescued from body shop purgatory, and brought to our shop to be saved. It had been painted, but poorly, they missed the bottom 6 inches of the car when spraying the base coat, the wiring harness, transmission, gauges, interior panels, and other bits and pieces were all in the trunk. We were able to save the paint by color matching and blending the bottom half of the car to the top. Then we took inventory of the trunk and interior, ordered any missing parts, installed the wiring harness and dash components, installed the A833 4 speed manual transmission with the proper shifter linkage, installed the distributor and wired the motor, installed the fuel tank, then started the motor for the first time. After verifying that everything worked properly, i,e; Brakes, carburetor, gauges, shifter, lights, etc, we applied new quarter panel decals, test drove it to check for any drivability issues, and delivered it back as a complete, finished car to a now happy owner.
This a 1940 Ford coupe that is being built for a local customer, he wanted a car that Ford never actually built, what might be considered a 3 window 1940 Ford coupe. Like a 1940 Willys. Except 1940 Ford coupes had 5 windows. So in order to bring his idea to life, a lot of fabrication was in order. Starting with a 2 door sedan body, and a rough donor coupe body, the cowl was braced so the car would not collapse or self destruct during the process, then cut apart so six inches could be removed from the floor board, while at the same time a matching six inches was being removed from the frame. The the back half of the coupe donor body, the quarter panels, deck lid, and rear portion of the roof were mocked in place. Both door jambs above the belt line had to be Fabricated from scratch. As did the sheet metal filling the sail panels where the former quarter windows used to be located.