Friday’s are fun for me. Â I always love to go someplace different to look at some cars. Â Today the weatherman scheduled rain and cold weather but that wasn’t the case this morning. Â I headed over to Bob’s to see the progress on his roadster and go to the Carriage House for Coffee. Â Bob O and Dick drove their cars and we made the parking lot look like a photo shoot for the Rod and Custom magazine. Â The clouds started to come in about noon and I put Ruby back in the garage for safe keeping. Â Bob O had installed a new radio with a USB port that allows him to hook up his Ipod and listen to over 500 songs he has downloaded. Â These little devices are wonderful for long trips where you don’t have XM radio. Â I want to install one in Lucy so I watched him install his and will order one for me. Â He selected a Pioneer unit and it works wonderful. Â The electronic age really is wonderful for us old guys.
Dick drove his 1957 Mercedes Gullwing for us to admire. Â I had never noted the steering wheel prior to watching him enter his car. Â The wheel tips down which allows you to get in and out of the vehicle with ease. Â The car is beautiful inside with matching luggage, square weave carpet and leather seats. Â You might recall Dick also owns a super nice Carson top 40 Ford convertible that he drives to most of the shows. Â I don’t normally feature these cars but thought you might enjoy a look at how the other half lives.
The Trompers Swap meet is tomorrow morning and the Long Beach Swap meet is sunday along with the B&M Car show. Â We are praying for good weather and a good turn out at all events. Â Have a great weekend and…
Dick was leading the group today with his beautiful 1957 Mercedes Gullwing.
Here is a photo of the steering wheel in the locked position. Â The cockpit is very comfy and detailed.
This photo shows the steering wheel in the unlocked position for easy entry and exit. Â An original wheel goes for about $5500 when you can find them.
Here are the three musketeers stopped at Bob’s for a peek at his new roadster. Â Ruby was in the middle for safe keeping.
Bob O had the power parking spot to attract any new folks to our friday meeting at Bob’s. Â He has installed the new radio with the USB port for his Ipod. Â We call him hi-tech Bob O now.
Bob has his fresh black paint all detailed and standing tall. Â The entire car was powdercoated and then painted with DCC9000 single stage urethane which has been buffed to perfection by Bob. Â This baby is straight.
The hood and side panels are being finished buffed by the detail man and will soon be installed on the black beauty. Â No more louvers for Bob!
I always rave about the 40 dash but the 39 convertible has a good looking dash also. Â These parts are pricey and hard to find in good shape. Â I love the heater which is missing one strip and the side stripes. Â Forty Larry has these parts if you need them for your heater.
Bob happens to have an extra 39 convert or woody dash for sale. Â If interested let me know and I will put you in touch with him.
He also has the window moldings that go with the dash. Â These are not perfect but look good from the outside.
Today’s Deuce sedan….dreaming!
Boy this one gets my heart pumping. Â Dennis better look out for a new build in Ohio. Â The frame is a RB special with a baby hemi and all the unique items they install. Â To top that off, the body is a rust free no patch panel original that is almost too nice to chop….Naw! Â Chop it. Â Read about it on the HAMB.