When there were far fewer people around, far fewer laws and regulations, when the legal speed limit was 75 mph, when gas was cheap, when driving was a pleasure, if you owned a hot machine you could point the grill down an empty road and go!

Making It Fit!

In 1949 Stan Blinco had a '27 T roadster that had been a circle track car now converted to street. It had a grille shell and an aluminum hood from a Franklin car and looked striking.
This inspired Don Krueger and a friend who had a '29 Ford roadster that they were building into a hot rod. They also had a complete, running 1930 Franklin sedan -- a nice 18 year old car. The Franklin was air-cooled; Don and his friend took the hood and grille shell to use on their '29. After some cutting, fitting and pounding, it was clear that the hood would not fit. A nice, complete Franklin sedan went to the scrap yard! I don't know what happened to the '29.
Here's a photo of the '29 roadster with the Franklin front end.
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