Grant found the "Cream Puff" car advertised on a placard at the St. Louis 2000 Model "T" Club's Swap Meet. It was advertised as a "1930" but it's a 1931 slant widow Deluxe Fordor. By the looks of the paperwork it was last registered in Wisconsin -- in 1954. It may have looked like this:
Grant had advertised that he wanted to buy a "nostalgia" hot rod, but found no good prospects. Thinking this '31 might provide the "basics" if he built his own hot rod -- and also thinking the "Cream Puff" might be a good subject for his Model "A" club's annual "Start Up Party," Grant bought the car.
Members of Grant's Model "A" Club, Robie Haines, Fred Burk and Terry Oberer got the car out of the mud and onto Robie's trailer. Then they took it to Terry's house in Byrne's Mill, Missouri where the next step was to