Wheeler Dealers Season 10 Episode 8

1958 Ford Popular 103E Hot rod - All Season 10 episodes

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Vehicle: 1958 Ford Popular 103E Hot rod

Budget: £10,000

Purchase Price: £6,000

Final Cost After Restoration: £18,250

Final Selling Price: £23,000

Profit/Loss: +£4,750

Original air date: 24 September 2013

Work Completed: Second-hand front suspension and front brakes from a Jaguar XJ installed by replacing the previous, badly installed Triumph Vitesse front suspension with modified chassis rails, shortened XJ subframe, and sway bar. Rusted metal front wings and bonnet replaced with one-piece fiberglass flip front panel. Rear lights and exhaust back pipes moved to the rear wings. Car painted in one of the original paint schemes from the famous “Pinball Wizard” Ford Popular[3] with Medium flake Purple for the base coat and Holographic flake Gold for the stripes. Engine spruced up with new rocker covers and headers, chrome alternator, HT leads and a retro air filter. Original headlight pods replaced with Venom LED retro headlights and LED taillights. Interior upgraded with re-trimmed vinyl dashboard and door cards, new carpets and simple vinyl seats. Four custom made aluminum rims and custom back lit rear number plate installed.

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