Focusing on the body, Fabrice made a call to Brookville Roadster for one of their ’31 Ford roadster bodies and had it delivered it to CCR Technologie in Delson, Quebec. After discussing the project with shop owners John and Jay Croteau, the team concentrated on a number of updates to the fresh steel body to give it just the right personality. After recessing the firewall 1-1/2 inches to accommodate the engine, the team filled the cowl, mounted the Speedway Hallock-styled windshield, installed the filler for the ’25 Ford T gas tank in the trunk, and mounted the Schroeder cowl steering in place along with fabricating the steering blister. The team then blocked everything to perfection and prepped it for paint. John then laid down a lustrous coating of custom-blended PPG black vibe to bring life to the project. Custom details like the stainless Deuce grille insert painted in French Gray, ’50 Pontiac taillights, and gennie Guide 682-C headlights perched atop Offenhauser stanchions are a perfect nod to days gone by. For the interior, Fabrice wanted it to echo that of Ken Gross’ Deuce as well as the Spencer car. He enlisted Canevas Mobil of Delson to make it real, starting with a custom-made bench seat and door panels covered in expertly pleated brown leather accented by tan German square weave carpet. An owner-fabbed dash was topped with engine-turned aluminum and filled with black Stewart-Warner Wings gauges, and a LimeWorks Speed Shop ’40 Ford column capped with a gennie ’40 Ford DeLuxe steering wheel navigates the course. Sitting in the roadster looking through the Hallock-styled windshield as the vintage Chevy V-8 spews thunder through its pipes it’s hard not to imagine the car roaring across El Mirage. Fabrice nailed the look of his roadster by infusing just the right historical elements into its creation, making it timeless in its own right. Well done!
Canevas Mobil of Delson, Quebec, stitched up a winning interior with razor sharp pleats an
From the back, Fabrice’s “Speedster Special” nails the look with a vintage 201-series Hali