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Thursday’s Thoughts

Thursday’s Thoughts

July 17, 2008 12:19 pm0 comments

The wife is off shopping this morning so I am sitting here thinking of what I can do today. I had a great day yesterday working on both the garage doors and the roadster’s top. I am featuring a picture of the door and the top to show that I am making the effort on the doors. I only have a month to go.

My friend, Bob has a new white 40 coupe that I saw yesterday on his web site, Roadsultans.com. You can see he has lots of nice cars for sale. The 40 is old school with 283, 270 H.P., solid lifter cam motor hooked to the stock drivetrain. Yes, I know this is really old school, but it has been together for 30 plus years. This is a rust free black plate car.

Another buddy of mine thought he would lower his long time owned 33 sedan to give it that Fat Jack look. You can see the results today..too low to drive. It is the thought that counts…right! I have had to do several modifications over more than once. If you have not had this experience, then you are not a true enthusiast.

I have been writing this Blog for over a year and wonder why I spend so much time on the computer. The Blog keeps my mind active and has kept me in contact with Hot Rodders World wide. I miss some days, but in general I find something to talk about that keeps me motivated. I am amazed at the people who respond to my Blog and their continued interest in old Fords.

Now, it is time to go out in the garage and look at the other 4 doors that need painted. Maybe I should go to the Donut Shop first to see what the latest BS is about that Deuce Sedan that came on ebay this morning. It has been for sale for $25K, but no takers. Perhaps he had money in IndyMac. I hope not. This is a nice body and frame.

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

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Bob’s new “Old” White Knight 40 coupe in front of his 1885 Victorian home.

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Rear view showing stance and the beautiful lines of a lowered 40 coupe.

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Another lowering profile of the stylish 33 Ford tudor sedan. Looks great, but impractical for sure.

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Tools needed for the top. Conduit bender, 3/4 steel tubing, .060 wall. Bends without kinking if your careful.

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Here you can see that I first bent the tubing in radius to match the rear of the body then pie cut the areas to conform to the shape of the deck.

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The top is made in two sections so I will splice with 5/8 rod and TIG weld them together.

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Drivers side still needs some more work to be perfect.

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Yes, here is door number 1. Primed and ready for paint. The dream Deuce tudor is behind door number 1.

Dreaming

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ebay Deuce today. I looked at this body and chassis at the Roadster show and it is a nice one, not perfect, but really nice and worth the 18K if you want one.

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