Body & Paint
The stock steel five-window body was a real find for Matt, who took a saw to the top, chopping it 4 inches, and added swap meet headlights and '50 Pontiac taillights. The '32 grille shell, '30 mirror, and door handles are all reproduction pieces ordered from Vintique. Matt wanted something different than the "bubble" look of a stock firewall, so he cut out the stock piece, and rolled the familiar Model A stamp into a flat firewall. When the last square inch of steel was perfect, Matt and Jim Sibley painted it. Jim shot the dove gray, and Matt shot the red.
Of course, the cockpit is a knockout too. Robert Ortez covered the Glide bench seat with a period-perfect pattern of red and white Naugahyde, saving enough for the door panels and kick panels. The modified '32 dash features a Haneline insert loaded with the standard assortment of Stewart-Warner Wings gauges. The retro '40 Ford DeLuxe steering wheel from Vintique sits on a Limeworks column.