The story of Wisconsin Phaeton #1231, a 1978, found in a salvage yard after an engine fire.
|Photos of this car (such as the one below) and many AFTER pictures, can be found in the Glassic Annex Photo Collection|
|Correspondence from the new owners Bob & Becky Vejvoda at the end
of 2011. oldest comes first.
I just found your web site through a ad placed on ebay for a roadster and then seeing Glassic in the grill shell ,I looked up the company on the web and found the Glassic Annex, it was great I was able to identify the car's maker, we're in process of buying it now. I found the car in a local salvage yard purchased from an insurance company.
The car had an electrical fire under the hood ,needless to say it took the hood ,grill shell and the light bar. The rest of the car is still very clean .My question is are any parts around to help replace the burnt glass ? or help in making them ? I'm not sure of the yr yet still digging that out but hope with the information from your site I can get close to it. does have the mustang front with rack steering and VW tail lights and parking lights and auto on the column ,I'm going to guess it to be late 70"s from what I've read .
It needs work no doubt new top, side curtains and lots of wiring help to start. The V8 still will turn by hand - a lot of TLC will be needed I will forward pics once we get it home is there any info on the wiring or used parts around ?
I'm glad to have been able to be apart of this, we finalized the deal today on the car is ours. We plan on having ithome by Monday - Tuesday the latest. What a way to start the new yr!! excited we are . We registered the car again on the web site we will be doing our donation this coming week its great to have the resources.
I hate to ask so many questions but have no way of knowing how long the hood is or how tall the side panels are including the height of the grill shell . I've read the article on the steel shell that was shortened but don't know how much . Would it be possible to get some dimensions on these items so I have a starting point . I have an uncle who was heavy into Shea's and steel A rods, he has several left over parts . Now that he is been retired several yrs he is getting out of it, he said I'm welcome to what ever he has that may fit or I can use. Any help with these dimensions would be extremely grateful.
I will forward better pictures once the car is home .My oldest son's friend's father was into ford small blocks, he offered to let me sort through his pile and see if i can use any engine parts .This is really becoming a family affair with both my sons . Even the wife is excited that's different in itself -- were lovin' it.
|UPDATE IN SEPTEMBER 2016