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Thursday’s Thoughts

Thursday’s Thoughts

February 3, 2011 12:24 pm6 comments

I have been thinking about doing something different this year with my car hobby.  I have considered selling all my junk and focusing on my website and a possible purchase of a new hot rod.  I think we all get there at some point in our life and while it is a big decision, once made, the future looks bright.  A few years ago I faced a major surgery decision, sold all my cars and never looked back.  I still miss some of the cars but I have replaced them with new projects.  The last 7 seven years have been spent recovering from the surgery and focusing on too many projects.  My wife is very understanding and helps me daily with my projects.  I am just at a point in my life where I am much happier polishing and driving hot rods than I am building them.  Oh sure, I still like to make a bracket and weld a few pieces together but the disassembly, sandblasting and heavy lifting are chores I need to leave behind me.  I am happy in the driver’s seat and looking at cars under construction in various garages around the LA area.  I no longer have the urge to have a garage full of projects.

Having said that, I will continue to write my daily blog and feature traditional style hot rods with a few technical articles.  I enjoy all the correspondence from the viewers and really like to see their projects and progress.  Lets all have a great 2011.

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

Lenny, of SO-CAL Las Vegas had his retro Cadillac powered 5 window in the Suede Palace.  This would have been a true high school hot rod.  My very first Deuce was a 5 window.

This display was in building 3 and sure was a very true picture of most of us.  How many days and nights have you been in this same position?

The Roadster Shop has this Speed 33 in their booth.  The current trend of beveled holes and one off dashes was well executed in this roadster with windows.

Bob O likes this convert and even considered purchasing it a few years ago.  Lots of history in this one.

Roy built this 35 panel for a Ducks Unlimited customer who wanted a classy ride to the meetings.  Sid finished the interior with saddle and duck fabric material.  An LS3 powered the big panel and the color was close to CMG.  I really liked the truck.

Alan had this fresh 3 window in his display and it was outstanding.  I don’t know if it was an original or a Brookville body.  I can’t tell the difference when they are this nice and it really makes no difference.  The end result is what is important.  A light tan interior and woodgraining really set the car a few notches above most three windows.

The interior was stunning and well thought out.  While more modern than most it fit the car’s theme and the dash panel was totally cool.

I haven’t seen the MG lever shocks for many years but they work good and look good on the 34 coupe in Pinkee’s display.  He does excellent work and is a former GM employee.

If your top opening is butchered Eric can make you a new insert.  We need to save all the old Fords we can.  I still like the fabric tops with metal underneath.

Today’s Sedan Delivery….dreaming!

Steve sent along some photos of Jim’s very nice black 40 sedan delivery.  I saw the car prior to his undertaking and he has made the car striking in black with red wheels and WW’s.  I hope he has the flat rear bumper for this beauty.

Surprise….a Cadillac dual quad engine is under the hood and looks perfect.  I remember these as 1956-57 models but I don’t know the year of this engine.  Fits nice.

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6 Comments

  • John Hubler

    Lynn, I just wanted to write in and say how much I enjoy your website! I check it every evening! Thanks so much for the great photos and the narratives. I understand where you are in your life with hot rods. Do what feels right for you and the wife!
    Thanks again for the site–John

  • I was referred to your site a few months back and since have looked at it almost daily . Very enjoyable with a nice tempo. I to have come to the time that I enjoy cleaning and driving over the heavy building , and it’s not a bad thing . I look forward to your future entries .

  • Walter Baynes

    Lynn,

    You do not need to buy a new hot rod. You and Jane can use Ruby as long as you like. Ruby has never looked any better that it did at the Malibu Christmas parade. Hopefully you will not wax all of the paint off. Oh well that is no problem we can have it repainted. That is why God made great painters. On second thought maybe you should buy that 1940 Coupe that you keep referring to. Or maybe that 1932 5 window coupe. Or maybe that 1934 tudor sedan.

  • Bob Huffman

    I ENJOY YOUR PICTURES AND THOUGHTS, AND I AGREE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS CONCERNING PROJECTS, GOT’EM ALL OVER THE BACK YARD, RATHER SIT HERE AND READ YOUR BLOGS, GOT A DRIVER, AND OTHERS JUST AREN’T A PRIORITY. FRUSTRATING, BUT THINK I WILL GO DOWN THE STREET TO SQUEEG’S AND SEE THE NEW TROPHY.

    BOB

  • LYNN:

    THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP ON THE TOO MANY PROJECTS.

    WE REALLY ENJOY BRINGING THEM HOME ON THE WEEKEND AND CLEANING SOMEONE ELSES SHOP BUT THEY STAY WITH US MUCH TOO LONG. ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR BLOG.

    LOU IN IDAHO

  • Bill Swanson

    Lynn, Your the best, Please keep up the great work. I look forward to your blogs every day. Stop by sometime. Even though I have a 40 Ford, you might be interested in some other cars.
    Thanks
    Assistant Lot Boy, Bill

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