HERE'S WHAT WE DID!

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BODY

  • 4" roof chop in front
  • 4 1/2" roof chop in rear
  • 8" body stretch
  • 1951 Merc quarters
  • 1953 DeSoto grill
  • Frenched headlights
  • corners softened
  • custom made cruiser skirts
  • shaved door handles with remote poppers
  • back 3 piece window modified to one

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

  • 429 Cobra Jet delivering 500 HP
  • C6  transmission
  • 9 bolt post rear end, 3.25 gear ratio
  • '69 ceramic coated Lincoln headers
  • Super 40's exhaust 

CHASSIS

  • Art Morrison frame
  • AccuAir complete levelling system
  • Dual VIAIR 444 compressors
  • AccuAir EXO mounting systems
  • Hand crafted Lake pipes and cutouts

INTERIOR

  • Alpine sound throughout
  • Black on black tuck and roll
  • Original stainless accents throughout
  • Original 1950's instrument cluster reworked

INVESTMENT

This fabulous 'dream' car represents a serious investment of time, finance and manpower.  It all began in December 2009. It is estimated that the work took about 9,000 + hours of chopping, stretching, clipping, welding, grinding, and serious metal work, paint and tweaking.  


The polishing alone took a record 250 hours!


Of note, since the car was rebuilt, it has logged under 25 miles on the odometer, just getting in and out of the trailer - and onto the show floor!

CUSTOM HOTWHEELS - STALETO!

Lawrie McLeod

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Master detailer and owner of LM's Detailing (Edmonton, AB), found a 49 Merc Hotwheels car and replicated STALETO in miniature scale as a special gift for Rick...in every detail.  Now if only he can find a Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar to complete the set!