Lloyd C. Hammond's 1949 Ford

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As it appeared in Custom Cars March 1960. Photo by Pat Brollier.
Photo by Pat Brollier.
Photo by Pat Brollier.
Photo by Pat Brollier.
Photo by Pat Brollier.

1949 Ford owned and restyled by San Bernardino Krankers member Lloyd C. Hammond of Rialto, California. The car was nosed, decked and shaved for door handles. The top was chopped 3 inches, and top sections from 1953 Ford and 1954 Mercury formed a new roofline. Up front, the fenders were reworked and extended to accept the 1955 Chevrolet headlights rings Hammond used. The floating bar grille was constructed of four 1949 Ford grille pieces grafted together and housed within an oval grille frame. The front bumper was stock, but larger bumper guards were added, along with a 1949 Chevrolet license plate bracket. In the rear, a set of 1951 Chrysler rear fenders were installed, giving extra length to the car. The fenders were reworked in order to install a set of 1955 Packard taillights. Fender skirts were added. Once the bodywork was done, the car was painted maroon with gold scalloping. It was lowered by channeling the body. However, Lloyd's car was not just a show car, it had a hopped up chromed 1949 Ford flathead which was reworked by the use of Offenhauser heads, Edelbrock 3 carb manifold and a special cam. The trunk was upholstered by Mid-City Auto Trim in San Bernardino. It featured a nice compartment for the spare tire, tools, gar, and oil cans. The car was given the name: "The Majestic Lady".[1]

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