Ron Adley's 1936 Ford

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Ron's Ford as it appeared when it was featured in Hot Rod Magazine January 1964.
Lumo Automotive working on a padded top for Jon's Phaeton in December of 2020. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
Masking tape used to check the shape of the padded top. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
The roof frame was made in collaboration with the upholsterer, Verhoomo Prima Lasse Vänttinen so that his work would be smooth and the result would be high quality. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
Lumo working on a custom-built hood for the phaeton. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
Jussi installing a Delahaye grille on the phaeton. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
The Delahaye grille and hood is almost done. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.
A photo of the phaeton with the Packard grille installed. Jon wants to complete the car with both fronts, so he can change back and forth as it suits him. Photo courtesy of Lumo Automotive.

1936 Ford Convertible Sedan owned by Ron Adley of El Monte, California. Eric Rickman shot the car while Ron owned it, and a story titled "Tenderest Tub in Town" was run in Hot Rod Magazine January 1964.

Sold to Finland

In 2020 the old hot rod was owned by Kerma Car Club member Jon Granström in Finland. Jon wanted to turn the car into a custom, so he had Kari Saarela weld shut the back doors, and build it into a two-door. Saarela also installed a Packard grille in the car before Jon had Lumo Automotive build a padded top for the car late in 2020. Lumo Automotive also made a front that featured a Delahaye grille, and Jon plans to drive both fronts, change appearance as it suits him.

Magazine Features and Appearances

Hot Rod Magazine January 1964



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