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     Requiem for a superstar...







     ''THE BACKSTORY:
AWARDS: *1ST PLACE – “ALTERED 1934 STREET COUPE” *OUTSTANDING UNDERCARRIAGE *OUTSTANDING USE OF COLOR DESIGN *OUTSTANDING ENGINE-ROD *OUTSTANDING STREET ROD *NAMED “TOP 100″ OF 2013 AWARD – STREET RODDER MAGAZINE


“Iron Orchid” had its public debut at the 2013 Detroit Autorama; securing five awards — the most awards earned by any car at the show!

This classic 1964 Ford 427 side oiler V8, is mated to a 1965 Ford top-loader 4-speed transmission. Separating Galpin’s ’34 from other hot rods are a number of striking elements that rely on innovative or never-before-seen uses of materials and finishes like the one-off four-piece hood. Clear blue acrylic panels were used for the windshield and windows, while also replacing steel in select spaces, allowing the driver and on-lookers to see many of the unique working mechanicals of the car. The acrylic panels in the hood provide views of the upholstered firewall and engine even while closed. Inside, acrylic is also used, affording the passenger and driver an unobstructed look at the chromed transmission internals. More than 2,000 individually chromed pieces went into the car. One of the centerpieces, requiring special attention due to its prominence, is the grille. Specialized silver solder and lead were used to create a solid piece that, after chroming, effectively became a fluid-like sculpture at the front of the Ford.  A custom set of tires was created for the ’34 modeled after Mickey Thompson Super Stock Drag series. Darryl Hollenbeck of Vintage Color Studio completed the over-the-top period-correct full-custom paint.
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Photos & quote by Galpin Classics

The 1st set of pics from when I featured the Iron Orchid on dW, a while ago...









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