Steve Jakobowski's 1953 Ford
1953 Ford owned by Steve "Jake" Jakobowski of Inkster, Michigan. Jimmy Jones made several sets of skirts for Jake. In 1954 he made a pair of Bubble Skirts with a small rainbow for Jake's 1953 Ford. "He was amazing, he would use a cardboard template hold it up to the car and from that, make an absolutely perfect fitting set of skirts. No adjustment needed. He was an absolute genius metal worker with a very mild demeanor and the nicest gent you could ever hope to meet. The Ford skirts back then only cost maybe $200 per set." At the time Willie Morton worked with Jimmy. Willie ran a body shop called Willie's Body Shop a couple of miles away from Jimmy's garage, and jake had him french in a pair of Oldsmobile bullet lense taillights on the Ford. Jimmy also removed all emblems, leaded the hood and trunk, removed the door handles and installed a 1954 Pontiac grille. As Jake's skirts got stolen, Jimmy made him a total of 3 sets for the Ford.
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