Cowllights from a ’32 Ford,...
Cowllights from a ’32 Ford, used as turn indicators, mount to the framerails and copy the look of the headlight stands. The reveal in the faux gas tank (the real fuel tank is located inside the car between the seat and the trunk) is copied into the rear spreader bar.
George also prepped and painted (’40 Ford maroon) his car using a two-stage PPG urethane, though the inside section of the chassis (the area you see when you get down on your hands and knees to look under the car) is done in a bright Chevy pickup Torch Red, which usually surprises the observer. The exterior is finished off with a set of spun brass Autolamp headlights George found at a swap meet and then painted, the ’39 Ford taillights are from Bob Drake, and a pair of ’32 Ford cowllights were mounted to the framehorns and used as turn indicators. Inside the cockpit a Ron Francis Bare Bonz wiring kit links Classic Instrument gauges, and a 15-inch, ’40 Ford-type Lecarra steering wheel mounts to an ididit steering column.
You wouldn’t think a third seat from a Plymouth Voyager minivan would look right in a traditional-styled Ford roadster, but George made it work by narrowing it and reshaping a portion of it to follow the contour of the cockpit’s beltline. Ray Spears, from Granbury, Texas, covered the seat and other interior pieces in a buckskin-colored, rolled-and-pleated Naugahyde, adding euro-style square-weave carpet below. There are some other items in George’s interior that you can’t see, such as the heater unit up under the dash and the Rostra cruise control, whose controls are also mounted under the dash.
Subtlety is one of the hardest things to bring into a design, and there are many folks out there who have a ham-fisted approach to car building, but George Jezek understands what a hot rod should look like, and went about building a car whose look can only be described as timeless.