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Les Wainman's '34 Ford "Fire Chief's Car"

Les Wainman's '34 Ford "Fire Chief's Car"

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Since I grew up in the 50's, James Dean was my mentor and I always said I was going to own a Roadster like his.  Well, raising a family and having a career that took me on the road, that never happened.  So, I told my wife when I retire I am going to own a Street Rod.  I ran across this '34 coupe in New Jersey that was for sale due to the gentleman having a stroke and had to sell it.  I took a rental truck and car trailer to New Jersey and brought it home to finish.

I decided to make this a "theme" car, thus the reason for it being a Fire Chief's Car.  I have been a volunteer firefighter since I was 18 years old and spent most all of my working career in the Fire Apparatus industry. Though I was never Fire Chief in the fire department, I am a past president and now a life member, as well as President of the Homer Fire Department Life Member's Club.

With Mustang II IFS and Triangulated 4-Bar Rear Suspension with Coil Springs and Shocks, this car rides real well and handles even better.  In fact, I had the chance to tag along with the Cortland All Ford Mustang Club to Watkins Glen International Speedway for a special event, which consisted of three laps on the road course and lunch in the Clubhouse. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this car handled on the track, especially in the turns. Real fun to drive.

 

 

 

  

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