Shortly thereafter Quintal opened up his own shop—Super Rides By Jordan in Escondido—and in 2005 Barton decided to hand the entire project over to Quintal to finish. It was a big job as there was much to be done but Quintal completely understood Barton’s dream and managed to both complete the car and fulfill Barton’s vision.
Only one photo shoot of the car was ever conducted and it never surfaced as the magazine went out of business before the feature could run. It’s almost as if the car was cursed. But the fact remains that this is one awesome car and now that some time has passed, Barton was willing to let us shoot a full feature on it and tell you all about the car. It was probably good for him to drag it out, have it detailed and see a bunch of guys slathering all over it. The original love for the car was kind of rekindled in 2014 as we wrapped up our photo session in Barton’s driveway.
The differential, built by Currie, has a 3.58:1 ratio. A GearVendors overdrive allows for a final ratio of 2.7:1. The differential housing and axles were made by Mark Williams. The tube and reproduction 1932 box rail chassis, built at Boyd’s, has independent front suspension with Aldan shocks. The wheels are custom one-offs made by Evod Industries. Mickey Thompson tires cover the 18 x 8 wheels in the front and the 20 x 15 wheels in the rear.The steel body and aluminum top were made by Marcel Delay and his sons Marc and Luc. The Ex-7 HID headlights are by Headwinds. Charley Hutton did all the body fitment, final finish and custom paintwork. He used PPG paint (now called Axalta). The striping was laid down by Pete Finlan.
This was definitely a project that took a lot to get done and Barton is quick to point to those who helped. He wanted to be sure to thank Jordan Quintal III, Phil Hayes, Roy Schmidt, Mike Curtis and Steve Waldron for their craftsmanship.