As we grow older we tend to become a little grouchy when things aren’t perfect. Â The SL Roadster show this weekend is being threatened by some inclement weather and the old dudes may pass on the show. Â It maybe a little cold with some scattered showers. Â I can remember when it didn’t matter what the weather was going to be we always headed out and had a great time. Â I think the more you keep your body in motion the better off you will be. Â A little rain can be fun even if you are in a Woody.The rain doesn’t hurt the wood and won’t hurt the interior in your leather seat roadster. Â The cold weather can be overcome with a nice plug in vest. Â The wife always has lots of blankets and makes sure we stay warm. Â If you stay home you will miss a great event and people will accuse you of being a Wimp. Â The late Joe Mayall had some No Wimp stickers made up for the roadster guys. Â Yes, I have one on my windshield but the car is still in the garage.
I have not worked on my cars for a couple of weeks and I am starting to feel guilty. Â Maybe I can accomplish something this week to report on. Â In the meantime, here are some more photos from Roys.
Here is a photo of Cliffs 5 window that I featured previously. Note the forward rake and channelled body
Here is the mock up photo of the deeply channelled roadster that Roy is building. Â The rear wheel well will be removed and replaced with a flat crowned panel. Â Lombardo built one like this for his customers in the 80’s. Â Little John also built his 29 with flat panels featuring Steve Davis metal work.
Phil reminded me that Steve Davis originally built this 27 for one of his customers. Â John has changed from a banger to a V8 60 with a set of ultra rare Ardun heads.
John also had his full on salt flat car on display.
The Moal chassis has torsion bar rear suspension also. Â Note the inner fender panel has been cut out and replaced with a flat piece to accommodate larger tires.
I love to look at nice metal work on the chopped cars. The top was only cut one inch and a small vertical slice was required to line up the sheet metal.
A very well detailed flathead was looking good in this 29 hiboy roadster. Â Note the reflection in the firewall.
The interior was very well done and smelled new. Â The Knecht Auburn dash panel looks like is was made for a Deuce…. It was!
Today’s B400…..For Sale
Jerry has decided to part with his B400 and has listed it on ebay. Â This is a super nice original car with a hopped up banger that will put out 125HP. Â See ebay for more information.