When the car was built to run at Indy, it failed to qualify due to an oil scavenging problem.  The restoration of this car was to be as authentic as possible.  Calls were made and letters were written in an attempt to contact anyone and everyone who had knowledge of this car.  Photos were obtained from track photographers and from the Indianapolis Speedway Photo Department.  However,  the new owner didn’t want the restoration to be so authentic that it included the same oiling problem.
    The first step in the restoration process was to acquire and build an engine, then get the car running in its current sprint configuration.  After it was running (and some fun was had at a few vintage race car events), the car was completely torn down for a ground-up restoration.
    Below are photos of the car being restored.  Click each photo to see a larger image or click on the “Slideshow” link at the bottom to see a slideshow.
Restoration Photos
Fabrication
Fabrication
Fabrication
Fabrication finished
Fabrication finished
Master Craftsman Roger Beck
Decal work
Engine installation
Mechanical work