Robert Lomas' 1953 Ford
Robert bought the car in the mid-1980s, and in 2019 he told Sondre Kvipt of Kustomrama that it had been mildly customized sometime in the past; "It was nosed and decked when I got it. I chopped the top, frenched the headlights, shaved the factory body moldings, installed 1953 Packard side trim and 1956 Oldsmobile taillights." It was dressed up with 552 Appletons, Firestone whitewall bias ply tires and 1948 Cadillac Sombrero hubcaps. Inside, it received a tuck n roll upholstery. De-arched rear springs and cut coils up front gave the car a proper stance. Power came from a 1954 Cadillac mill that was hopped up with a dual quad Offenhauser intake. The engine was hooked to a Hydromatic 4-speed transmission.
The Doll Hut Accident
In 1998 Robert was hit in the rear by a drunk driver as he was leaving the Doll Hut in Orange County. "I replaced the 1/4 panel right away but lost interest and it’s been parked since." After 20 years in storage, Robert got the car back on the road in 2019. Due to rodent damage, he had to do some upholstery work on the car.
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