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Offline Andy Carlson

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1966 FED cowl w/ toe bulges
« on: June 15, 2015, 06:56:26 PM »
Hi-    Back in the 1980s I purchased a roller FED. I did not receive one bit of history and it had SBC mounts and a vertical radiator! I sold the Hurst Airhearts and had a local street rod fabricator do the mid-plate mount and updates to the roll cage. It was this builder, who use to work for Dave Urehara, who told me the car was a Frank Huzar RCS (Tarzana, CA) chassis, probably a 1966 140 inch model. Sometime in its history the W.B. was lengthened to 170".

I had another fabricator build a whole new full body, which was done in the style popular in the 1980s, flat panels with tight radius corners. I am glad that I kept the original cowling, because now 30 years later I wish to back date the car and replace the original cowling. It is somewhat unique in having a pair of bulges to give the operator's toes more room.

My question--is the presence of bulges specific to an individual body builder, or was this common among several different builders?

Any help is appreciated.
-Andy Carlson
Ojai CA

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Re: 1966 FED cowl w/ toe bulges
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 07:28:00 PM »
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Offline Roger

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Re: 1966 FED cowl w/ toe bulges
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 08:41:53 PM »
Mid to late '60s Jim Davis car