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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:01 am 
Here are a few pics of 19yr.old Avery Bell's unique 1931 Desoto Hearse, slighty modified from its original configuration. He built the frame from scratch at his high school shop. He designed all aspects of his one of a kind Desoto, and built the complete car entirely by himself. Alright,so it's not the usual prim and proper stock, highly polished, chrome plated, restored to the utmost degree of judging standards Desoto.
It is most certainly one of a kind car, created by a very talented young man with the devotion and dedication towards creating something different from the norm, AND putting it together and on the road on a very limited budget. This is the sixth car he has built, and has grown into an ingenious fabricator , welder and a creativeness not found in youth very often these days.
The Engine is a 291 Hemi from a 55 Desoto, as is the rear end. Avery is over 6 feet tall and the double folding doors out of the roof makes it much easier to get into this 4 foot high car.
The dark grey chopped 57 Cadillac hearse beside the Desoto, has a rear window out of the 55 Desoto parts car, used for the windshield of the Cad, including the vent windows. Not a bad use for the Desoto rear window.
So there you have it, a 1931 Desoto that accompanies pieces of more than 20 other
cars. Enjoy it for what it is, and the talent it took to certainly be one of a kind.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:02 pm 
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Wow, that's a lot of welding!

Neat custom ideas.

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:| I am not really sure about the Chartreuse engine color,
or is that a special heat resistant primer?

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Wow :shock:
More pictures please.


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