I have been thinking about doing something different this year with my car hobby. Â I have considered selling all my junk and focusing on my website and a possible purchase of a new hot rod. Â 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. Â A few years ago I faced a major surgery decision, sold all my cars and never looked back. Â I still miss some of the cars but I have replaced them with new projects. Â The last 7 seven years have been spent recovering from the surgery and focusing on too many projects. Â My wife is very understanding and helps me daily with my projects. Â I am just at a point in my life where I am much happier polishing and driving hot rods than I am building them. Â 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. Â I am happy in the driver’s seat and looking at cars under construction in various garages around the LA area. Â 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. Â I enjoy all the correspondence from the viewers and really like to see their projects and progress. Â Lets all have a great 2011.
Lenny, of SO-CAL Las Vegas had his retro Cadillac powered 5 window in the Suede Palace. Â This would have been a true high school hot rod. Â 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. Â How many days and nights have you been in this same position?
The Roadster Shop has this Speed 33 in their booth. Â 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. Â Lots of history in this one.
Roy built this 35 panel for a Ducks Unlimited customer who wanted a classy ride to the meetings. Â Sid finished the interior with saddle and duck fabric material. Â An LS3 powered the big panel and the color was close to CMG. Â I really liked the truck.
Alan had this fresh 3 window in his display and it was outstanding. Â I don’t know if it was an original or a Brookville body. Â I can’t tell the difference when they are this nice and it really makes no difference. Â The end result is what is important. Â 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. Â 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. Â He does excellent work and is a former GM employee.
If your top opening is butchered Eric can make you a new insert. Â We need to save all the old Fords we can. Â 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. Â I saw the car prior to his undertaking and he has made the car striking in black with red wheels and WW’s. Â I hope he has the flat rear bumper for this beauty.
Surprise….a Cadillac dual quad engine is under the hood and looks perfect. Â I remember these as 1956-57 models but I don’t know the year of this engine. Â Fits nice.