Mickey Chiachi's 1939 Ford

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Mickey's Ford as it appeared in 1948.

1939 Ford restyled by Barris Kustoms for Mickey Chiachi. Mickey's Ford was chopped, channeled and fit with a padded top. The running boards were removed and door handles, trim and emblems were shaved off. Ripple bumpers were installed along with a set of bubble skirts. Running a 1941 Mercury engine the car set a Russetta time of 111 mph on the dry lakes of Southern California. The engine was hopped up with Edelbrock heads, Evans manifold and a Winfield cam. When the car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine May 1948 it was listed mistakenly as a 1939 Mercury.[1]

Magazine Features

Hot Rod Magazine May 1948


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