George Contaoi's 1957 Ford

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George next to his Ford in 1957. Photo Courtesy of George Contaoi.
Photo Courtesy of George Contaoi.
Photo Courtesy of George Contaoi.

1957 Ford Fairlane restyled by Dick Richardson's Custom Shop for San Bernardino Krankers member George Contaoi, of San Bernardino, California. George was enlisted in the Army in 1957, while he was there, he bought a brand new 1957 Ford. He and his buddy Dick Richardson restyled the car by removing the chrome on the hood and deck lid. The door handles were retained. The front bumper guards were removed, and a set of 1956 Ford pickup headlight rings. He bought a set Appleton S-552 spotlights from Rose Auto Supply on 2E street, San Bernardino, which he turned into dummy spots. The car was painted red lacquer. At one point, he got the right side sideswapped, but he fixed it along with help from Dick Richardson.[1]


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