This has been a good week for working in the garage. Today, I made some patterns for the front motor mounts. In the past I have used CE or P&J mounts, but thought I would make my own just to see what I could do. I made the mounts so they would bolt in and make the installation easy. I spent about two hours making the patterns and tomorrow I will cut them out and tack them together. I just wish I could stay focused everyday like I have been doing lately. If I keep up this pace I will have Andre ready for paint in a couple of months…Right!
I received some photos from my friend John who also dreams a little. He and I have similar taste in cars and collecting parts. I select a car for its appeal rather than glitz. History cars really do it for me. Spencer, Morrison, and many other roadster owners of the early days are some of my favorites. Bruce Meyer has the best collection of traditional cars that I dream of.
The weekend promises rain so I will probably stay in the garage and make some more brackets for Andre’s rear spring hangers.
Bob sent me some photos of his newly painter 40 SD. He builds real nice 40 Fords. I think the color is Cordoba Tan.[singlepic=3811]
The rear door has been converted to a bear claw latch for improved locking.[singlepic=3815]
Note clean firewall and front cowl panels. This is going to be a nice delivery.[singlepic=3817]
Gary’s 37 Woody is the same color or very close. I think the windows and the brown top help the color a lot.[singlepic=3812]
John likes 3 windows and this little green one looks very traditional with flathead motor.[singlepic=3813]
Another local three window is also one of my favorites. The owner keeps the car in this finished form. Yes, it is finished.[singlepic=3814]
I also have seen this WB roadster which now resides in LA. Nice ride on the highway.
I would give up my sedan dream for a nice 5 window like this. I love the color and the hood treatment. Maybe a Hemi? Is this one of Poteet’s cars.