Joe Edd Ray's 1950 Buick Sedanette - XM105
Metz sectioned the body on Ray's Buick 5 inches before the top was chopped 3 inches. The entire front end assembly including the cowl and windshield were thrown away. The door posts were removed, and a 1955 Buick top and windshield were crafted on to the narrower 1950 Buick body. The most eye-catching feature of the car was the outward slanted tail fins. The exhaust tips were routed through modified Ford taillights. Up front, Plymouth front fender sections were grafted to the Buick fenders. Two halves of a 1935 Chevrolet grille were mounted horizontally. By lowering the chassis 6 inches, the overall height of the car was 4 1/2 feet.
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Brandon Graham believes Joe traded the car for an Austin Healey. In 2016 Joe Edd Ray's son, Todd told Kustomrama that he had heard that the car was somewhere near St. Louis. Todd has been searching for his dad's old custom for years, so if anyone knows what happened to it, please get in touch with Kustomrama at .
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