1950 Salt Flat Racer
The owner states:
"I live by the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. I have always been interested in vintage racers. I was at the dumps about 35 years ago and found an old cast aluminum grill. I hung it up in my garage and it remained there for about 32 years. One day I decided to build a race car and I started with this grill and worked back. I made a 3 inch steel box frame, installed a late model Ford rear end, bought and installed a new Mustang II front end kit. I found a 1950 Ford flat head, installed tri-power, headers, glass pack mufflers, 50s style Ford rims and white wall radial tires with beauty rims, baby moons. I bent, cut and welded body frame and roll cage; covered it in aluminum sheeting. I installed an aluminum bomber seat, four point racing seat belts. I took it out to the Salt this past year (2017). The salt was a little slippery, but I still got it to go 96 mph and the ride was smooth. All the speed equipment was built before 1950. It has a Ford 1950 3 speed transmission."