Robert Reeves 1934 WCM Fords
For several years I had been looking for one of the WCM ‘34 Fords. I now have 3! It all started back about 4 years ago, when I won a auction on E-Bay for a Skellenger rear. After winning the auction, I was making shipping arrangements when the man I bought it from told me he was in Little Rock, Arkansas. As luck would have it, I was going through Little Rock that very weekend. I decided that I would pick the rear up in person. After meeting the guy, he asked me if I would be interested in some other stuff that he was getting rid of. Being a 1/4 scale nut-case, I said “Sure!” In this “stuff” was a ‘34 Ford body as well as other items, which I bought for $50.00.
I was not sure what I had at the time. After returning home, I began to do some research on this body. That's when the true search began. After having the body for about a year, I was talking to Ed Berube about the car and needing a chassis for it. After several discussions over the phone, he made me a nice custom chassis. (I later sold this car to a friend of mine). During this time, I found an all original ‘34 here where I live. The owner and I went back and forth for 3 years before he decided to sell. That’s how I acquired the red one.
About 4 months prior to this, a friend of mine asked if I would look at something he bought and tell him what it was. It was a beautiful ‘34! It was an all original, awesome car. I told him what he had and if he ever wanted to get rid of it, call me. Three months later I got a call. I am now the proud owner of the maroon one. It is all original as it was sold with all options. This car is sweet! I also have the original brochure, and a replica gas pump just like in the brochure. This car is complete and ready-to-run. All I have done to it is polish it.
Now, having 2 of theses cars, I knew I had to do something drastic! I took the red 34 and turned it into a ‘pro-street’ beast! I narrowed the chassis, cut the body, did all I needed to do in order to stuff a ‘Blown’ V-8 in it, and tuck a set of 8" street meats under the rear. I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase the blown Conley V-8 from (Ron) a good friend of mine in Canada. Then I got a call from another friend of mine (Bill) asking if I was interested in a one-off 9" rear! DUH! Needless to say it is in the rear of the red pro street. Naturally, I had to fit it with a killer set of Ed’s Drag Star wheels!
About the Hi-Boy. One day about 2 months ago, I was watching a ball game when the phone rang. A man on the other end introduced himself and asked if I was looking for a ‘34 Ford. I thought “Are you kidding me?” After several calls back and forth, I received the Blue Hi-Boy ‘34. It too has the blown Conley V-8 and radiator, Rick's custom wheels and a Skellenger rear. This is how I came to have 3 of these rare cars.
I have purchased several sets of Ed's (First Quarter Racing) wheels for my toys. The quality of these wheels is unreal, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to put some serious bling on their ride.