What Are You Working On? Alan Miller

The Color Code Car before the roof got chopped off.

The last time we heard from Alan Miller he was trying to reduce is hat size with the use of a car lift. Check this out. He has since recovered and moved on to safer ways to entertain himself. If you know Alan, you know he doesn’t especially like easy projects. He likes big challenges.

This time around, Alan is working on a 1969 428 Color Code car. Like, I said, he needs a challenge so he had to build a table jig to hold the car in place while he cut it up.

The jig makes sure everything is in place and stays there.

The jig has eight mounting holes and ten alignment points. He used the chart in the 1969 Ford Shop Manual to get all the measurements exact.  The jig is made with 2″ and 1 -1/2 ” square tubing. Everybody should have one of these, right? There is no way you could do this on a rotisserie.

The car’s frame was tweaked in the front and rear.  He was able to pull it back into spec.  If you look closely you can see most of the rook is also missing. He is replacing it with a new roof that includes the front “A”pillar posts.

Note the roof and “A” pillars are gone.

As if that isn’t enough, he also has to replace the passenger side frame rail. After saying the cowl needs to be replaced he stated: “The car is “very rough” butI can bring it back from the dead.”

With taking a shot at the Mopar TV show, Graveyard Carz; he and Dr. Cyclone, Tom Wilson, say they are going to have a show called “Graveyard Cyclones”.

Tom said Alan isn’t scared just a little crazy.



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About the Author: Some of my first and strongest memories from my childhood relate to cars. I still remember when things happened based on what car I was driving at the time. I grew up and lived in Iowa for nearly 40 years before moving to Southern California and now live in Tennessee. I was a Corvette fanatic for years but then re-discovered vintage American Muscle. My wife, Katrina, and I decided we wanted to focus on unique and rare muscle cars. After a lot of research we fell in love with the Ford Blue Oval Aero Cars. These were only built in 1969 and and aerodynamics became an important part of winning races. The only purpose of these limited production cars was to win NASCAR races using the Boss 429 and 427 power plants complimented with a special, wind cheating, aerodynamic body. The Ford Talladega and Mercury Cyclone Spoiler II are terrific and historic cars. This site is devoted to these car and their owners past and present. We provide an Online Registry for recording the long term history and ownership of every remaining Talladega, Spoiler and Spoiler II.

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  1. Alan Miller says:

    The gray primer car is project Rustout . I built the jig and test fit it on that car . I knew that car was straight .

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