Winter has arrived in SO-CAL. Rain, sleet and snow along with freezing temperatures make it a rare day in LA. I have been inside most of the weekend except for a wonderful trip to Malibu to see the Woodies. My friend Walt, could not go so I went by myself. I saw some movie stars and lots of beautiful homes and scenery.
I have received some very nice pictures from some of my readers and will post them for your viewing. In all the gloom and doom that is on the news today I am very happy to see the love for the Hot Rod is still alive and doing well across the World. My friend in Canada, John, who I have known for 40 years sent along some pictures of one of my early 3 window coupes. I was really happy to receive them as I had forgotten about the build.
I have located another sedan delivery from my ads so I am off to Orange County this week to view some cars. I understand Steve has sneaked into LA and bought himself a nice 40 Ford coupe. Way to go Steve.
Thanks to my friend John here is a photo of my 3 window being worked on in my first house. Circa 1969-70. Jane and I drove to Minnesota in a snow storm, paid a plow man to make a road for us and brought it home. The car was very nice and provided the family a lots of fun for many years. The new owner still has it in Atlanta.[singlepic=1815]
The car was apart as you can see. I had just finished putting in a 3/8 x 3/8 flathead built by one of the best in Detroit. If Jane only knew how much it cost. I also installed a new Bell axle I purchased from California. The car never ran hot. Jim Babb radiator was the solution. Yes, both Jane and I were working and not children.[singlepic=1816]
Rear view showing spare tire and stock wheels. I later changed to KH curved spokes with big and littles. The interior was stock with woodgraining and mohair.[singlepic=1817]
Harry, a long time Detroit Hot Rodder is restoring a 29 roadster that was in HRM in the 50’s. The car will be the same except for Ardun power.[singlepic=1818]
Ted’s 32 roadster with thirsty Hemi is a beautiful sight rather than the SBC’s seen in so many cars. Detroit is all about cars and I hope will continue to be in the future.[singlepic=1819]
40 Mercury convertible from the central coast of California. The car sure has the early look with chopped top and all.[singlepic=1820]
Beautiful Deuce with baby Hemi and lots of chrome. The engine is sure coming back into the Hot Rodding scene. Have you priced one of these lately. WOW![singlepic=1821]
He is also building a 32 RPU with a Cadillac and a unique dash treatment. While not quite finished this promises to be a head turner when completed. Nice work.[singlepic=1822]
Rear view showing bed and stance. Green looks nice on these cars.[singlepic=1823]
I am not sure what the dash is but it sure looks good in the car. I am guessing Chevrolet.
Santa’s Deliveries Red, of course.[singlepic=1825]
Nice red beauty I found last night while getting the toys ready for delivery.[singlepic=1826]
Bumper appears to be a 41 similar to Lou,s red SD. Note dual taillights. Real shiny car.[singlepic=1824]
Another red delivery with billet wheels. Santa goes high tech.[singlepic=1827]
Red delivery with steel wheels and white walls. Yes, I like these.[singlepic=1828]
Santa is trying to fit my new sedan in his delivery. I hope he makes it happend