Location: Oak Park, MI, USA
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"Pair A Dice"     1954 Ford Mainline

Introduction / Overview: This car is a long term traditional 50’s lowrider custom project. The nickname is because of the extensive use of dice on everything. Major redo going on!
Drivetrain: The old Y-block and manual trans are being removed in favor of a Ford 302 / AOD combination with a Gennie shifter. The rear end is an original heavy duty Dana unit with 4.25 gears.
Chassis: The suspension is lowered 4 inches all around using the classic lowering blocks in the rear and a cut coils in the front. Nos Airlift support kit in the rear.
Wheels and Tires: The wheels and tires are traditional with stock Ford 15 X 6 steelies and 670 X 15 wide whitewall tires. The wheel covers are a combination of the original 54 Ford beanie hubcaps with custom aftermarket chrome bullets added to the middle. Over the top of this combo are 55 T-bird wire wheel covers.
Body & Paint: Shaved handles and emblems. Fulton full visor and full Foxcraft flush mount skirts. Vintage 50's accessory taillight extensions with LED inserts. Traditional triple outlet lakers and spotlights are also installed. Caddy style Cobra accessory headlight trim rings. Continental kit with full steel cover modded to include a pair of flat 12 inch dice inserts which will illuminate with the running lights. Currently in prime the color will be a recolor of the aqua color - which came on it. The body will be accented with some subtle Watson-style scallops.
Interioir: The interior is getting a minor rework with a Painless Wiring harness kit and VDO mini gauges. Bell four bar steering wheel. The seats are recovered originals in a black and white insert pattern. At many locations inside we have your dice. Lots of dice! Hence the name. Dash knobs, window cranks, locks, shifter knob and steering wheel spinner. It also has a pair of 6 inch dice imbedded on each of the four door panels. Factory radio and Norelco under-dash record player.
Lifestyles: Old-School, Custom Rodder, Rat Rod