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Buzz Pitzen's 1923 Ford fiberglass bodied Model T roadster of Redondo Beach, California. Buzz bought the body from Diablo Speed Shop in Walnut Creek, California, and it is believed to be the first fiberglass T Bucket ever made. Known as the Glass Image, the build was completed in 1960, making it the worlds first known Fiberglass T-bucket hot rod. The chrome on Buzz's roadster was plated by Roy at Appliance Plating.
Richard Torres' 1951 Chevrolet of Lawndale, California. Restyled around 1957 - 1958, Richard's Chevrolet featured a scallop paint job by Bill Hines of Long Beach, California. According to Richard, his Chevrolet was the first car to have a set of reverse chrome rims installed; "They came from Gardena Plating in Gardena, California which became my sponsor. In return, I advertised the wheels for him."
Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan of Fresno, California. The car went trough several iterations in the 1950s. In 1956 it received a Candy cold and red scallop paint job by "Screwy Looie" of Fresno. Late 1960 or early 1961 Roy chromed the wheels on Gene's ford. The rear wheels were chromed and reversed.
Don Broyles' 1932 Ford roadster of Dayton, Ohio. The car was originally built in 1951. In 1956 Don installed a 1956 Chevrolet Corvette 283 engine in the roadster. By 1970 the car ran Appliance Plating wheels.

Appliance Plating of Gardena, California. The company was run and operated by Roy Vachon.

Cars Featuring Chrome by Appliance Plating

Buzz Pitzen's 1923 Ford Fiberglass Bodied Model T Roadster - The Glass Image
Gene "Clean Gene" Sadoian's 1934 Ford Four-Door Sedan

Cars Featuring Apliance Plating Wheels

Don Broyles' 1932 Ford Roadster


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