After Image Street Rods completed the bodywork and painted the five-window (using House of Kolor products) they finished up the exterior with ’34 door handles, a grille insert from Alumicraft, stainless steel bumpers from C.W. Moss, and Hagan headlights. The interior was next and Cayucos Upholstery was called upon to create a pleated design in black leather over the bench seat and door panels. Dolphin gauges were next, and a banjo-type steering wheel tops an ididit column. Wiring is handled by a Centech kit, air conditioning from Vintage Air, and a stereo system that utilizes Secret Audio gear.

By March 2010 the car was finished and, almost 50 years after John played with his cousin’s scale models, he was able to climb into his dream car and start driving it. Now living in Winchester, California, John takes it to most of the events in Southern California and enjoys driving his ride around town. Plus, he’s finally been able to purchase a ’35 Ford three-window, too, so a whole new chapter in John’s rodding history is about to be written!