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A Palley Supply Company catalog from 1957. Jim Logue didn't’ have no money when he installed hydraulic lifts on his 1954 Ford late in 1957 or early in 1958, so he bought second-hand hydraulic parts from Palley. “They had books on it, catalogs on how much, how big, how much stroke, and all this. I couldn’t buy hydraulic cylinders that would stick out the hood, so I had to do measuring and buying things they had that worked. I didn’t know what the catalog numbers were or anything, I just bought stuff I knew that I needed, pumps and everything.Ron Aguirre did also buy his hydraulic parts from Palley’s for his X-Sonic.
Jim Logue's 1954 Ford convertible of Long Beach, California. Completed in 1958, Jim's Ford featured hydraulic lifts from aircraft surplus parts to alter the ground clearance. Jim's Ford is the first known custom car to be fitted with hydraulic lifts on all four corners, and it might be the very first custom to ever to incorporate this groundbreaking modification. Jim's Ford is also known as "The Fabulous X54," and the hydraulic parts were bought from Palley.
Gordy Brown's 1963 Ford Thunderbird of San Fernando, California. Gordy was originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, but decided to move to Southern California in the early 1960s, after Utah passed a law against altered suspension. The Thunderbird was built at his shop House of Customs around 1963/1964, and it featured hydraulic lifts on all four corners so he could raise it up by the touch of a switch. The hydraulic parts for Gordy's Thunderbird was bought at Palley's.

Cars Featuring Hydraulic Lifts by Palley's

Jim Logue's 1954 Ford Convertible - The Fabulous X54
Gordy Brown's 1963 Ford Thunderbird


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