I forgot to publish yesterday’s post and I heard about it at Toppers today. Â Sometimes, when editing, I forget to hit the publish button and I was concentrating on keeping the pool from overflowing into my house instead of my blog. Â I will do a double duty today. Â We had a very nice sunny day today and three of us drove hot rods. Â Bob O has his new 12 volt system to show off and Dick had his new upholstery to show us. Â Nice turn out today and the group were off to look at a Hollywood Graham that Big Joe has for sale. Â I decided to come home and see what I forgot to do yesterday. Â I need to work in the garage today as it is supposed to start raining later today and continue through the week.
I did find the Centec Panel at SO-CAL but I think I will go with a Painless kit this time to see if it is really “Painless”. Â Speedway has the best deal on the 12 circuit unit that I can locate. Â They ship products on the same day you order so I should have it by Friday just in time for the weekend rain.
Walt wanted to know if I was going to the Huntington Beach Cruiser show on saturday and I told him I would meet him there. Â I always enjoy this show on main street in the surfing capital of the world. Â It might be a little chilly but that it why they make jackets. Â Jane loves all the little shops and wonderful eating establishments located in this beach city. Â Maybe she will save me some more money by finding a bargain or two.
In order to save some time today I will leave you now and let you enjoy the photos.
Frank doesn’t let any grass grow under his projects. Â This recent acquisition is now a beautiful black traditional hiboy that he has always liked. Â Looks good Frank.
My first SD was a 1934 Ford like this one. Â Jim Defrank also owned one this color in the 80’s. Â I don’t know what happened to his. Â He also owned a 41 black SD in the 70’s. Â I called mine Nellie and drove it to work for several years after coming out of the Army in 1968. Â GM let me park her inside during the winter months.
This little 5 window sold in a few days for $20K and looks to be really solid except for previous channel job. Â This has to be a good deal considering what a new repo body is going to cost from Pacific. Â Maybe a slight haircut (2 inches) and ditch the fenders. Â I like it.
My old “Sunshine” sedan delivery made it to GG’s for the Lone Star Nationals in TX. Â She was always a great road car with the Heidts front end and the CE parallel leaf 9 inch rear end. Â I should have kept this one.
My son and daughter were caught in Tahoe at their condo. Â This is in front of their place after shoveling snow for a couple of hours. Â Oh to be young again.
One of my regular viewers is building a very nice ride for himself. Â He thinks at the rate he is going he will need someone to drive it for him. Â I sure know the feeling Larry. Â I love the look so far…keep pushing.
Converting a 40 from 6 to 12 volts is not hard if you can lay down under the dash like Bob does. Â His wife made him a pillow to keep his neck from getting stiff. Â I have to have my wife do the wiring or call 911.
Bob O’s super 40 coupe, Walt’s Ruby and Dick’s 40 convert made the lot look good today. Â We have lots of spectators on nice days.
Ruby was really happy today having these tow handsome 40’s protecting her super wood and paint. Â Sometimes we can fill this whole back lot with hot rods. Â Come join us on Tuesday and drive your hot rod. Â This is a very congenial group and everyone is welcome. Â Today we had the model airplane club in attendance. Â Come fly with us!
Today’s 1936 Ford Roadster….dreaming!
I love chopped tops on 36 roadsters. Â Gary needs this one for Sharon for sure. Â If you see one of these on the highway you will slow down for a closer look.