The Torch-Red Model T

In January of this year, Paul Hutchinson, known for his jaw-dropping, custom automobiles, finished restoring his 1927 Model T. This torch-red classic has a custom frame and a Chevy 350 engine. The canvas roof panel was replaced by a ridged panel out of a 1958 Ford station wagon. Originally the gasoline tank sat between the passengers and the engine. Paul designed a new tank out of irrigation pipe that sits in the rear of the vehicle and a special, modern-style fuel door sits discreetly behind the driver-side door. The fresh, white interior is hand-sewn by Paul. The full restoration took roughl...

 

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