Another 34 Ford photo dug up

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FRANK BASILE
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Another 34 Ford photo dug up

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Just dug this 1976 photo from the draw ,rear view of our 34 .
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Nice view Frank.
Can you remember the specs of it?
Where would it be now??

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Yep . A couple of threads down Dave ,same vehicle . 283 Chev /Powerglide with HK disc front end and Banjo Diff . Steering Column and box was also HK . HR speedo . The vehicle has since been "re birthed" .It is a Hot Rod wedding car now in the Northern Suburbs of Melb . We spotted it at the Melb Hot Rod show some years back still sporting the plates LSG 585 , the owner then was somewhat for some reason debating me over the origins of build ,he did not believe me as a prev owner/rodder . It now has custom plates as part of a fleet . Still around after all those years . I got it as a" restored " vehicle that had been on the road for 3 years with 48 flathead , still with mechanical brakes and sporting custom mag wheels fitted by the prev owner who I swapped our 35 coupe to . I drove it for some months as a daily driver, and the rod conversion was hastened when the diff started banging as if teeth were missing and I had to take it off the road for updating . As an interesting twist ,I was visiting Ray Quon at the time of driving this , and he looked closely at it . Suddenly he looked at the rear of the body and you could see in the sunlight an area not blocked properly after some filler applied . He smiled , It was recognised as retrieval some years earlier from SW NSW and was made from two vehicles . The "repair" area he noted was a dent that happened when the body was being trailer loaded ..........Small world . The "American Racing" mags in the photo ,I got from Ray as a direct swap for the custom mags with F100 bolt pattern . I sold off the original running gear ,and I believe the flatty is in another rod .
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Thanks for that Frank :D

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G'Day Frank

Period perfect Hot Rod

Rear Wheels that are not high enough and that stick well outside the rear guards

As they should have been back in the day

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Hi Greg. The wheel tread just sat pretty much a whisker within the guards , better view would have been rear on, the angle is a bit deceptive :D
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