“This truck-looking thing was my first shop vehicle,” says Larry Elliott, Elliott Design, McLemoresville, Tennessee. “I built it from a 1953 Packard sedan in 1970. It had a ‘straight 8’ 327 cu. in. engine that was the smoothest running motor I’ve ever seen. I built the body out of Claclex—a wood chip fiberboard material with a phenolic paper finish over it. It was sort of like overlaid plywood and was used for storefronts back in the 60’s/70’s. It was great stuff! I made lots of signs out of that stuff back then.
The ‘grill’ was a shroud from a large window fan; the headlamps were speaker cones from a pair of large stadium speakers. When you’re born and raised with nothing you learn to improvise!”
3M 180 film with laminate. Doug Valentine, Val-U-Signs, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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Posted on Friday, February 28th, 2020
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