Ken Szekretar's 1951 Ford

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Ken with his Ford. Behind it is Ken Bausert's 1950 Mercury while being transformed into the Mint Julep II. Photo by Ken Bausert, from the Ken Bausert's Nostalgic Museum.[1]

1951 Ford owned by Ken Szekretar of Glendale, New York. Ken's Ford was completely dechromed as all trim and ornamentation were shaved. The bullet in the grille was removed, and the peak in the hood and grille opening were filled. The hood corners were rounded, and louvers were punched into the hood. A new grille opening was fabricated, and a new grille made from 1953 Chevrolet parts was installed. The rear wheel openings were radiused, and altered front springs set the car on a rake. Ken's shoebox was powered by a near stock 1956 Oldsmobile engine that was mated to the Ford three-speed transmission. The electrical system was converted to 12 volts.[1]



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