I haven’t written about sedan deliveries in a while and thought I would feature a few in today’s blog. I have Pepe down for the rear door repair which has now been in Paint Jail for about two weeks and will probably take another week per Scott. It seems the bondo was bad and all peeled off the door in small pieces. He promises to fix it right this time. I sure hope so. I reduced the driving to once a week in hopes of saving the door paint but it all had to come off back down to bare metal again. I need to learn how to do this so I can fix it myself.
Sedan deliveries are not for everyone. They have a huge blind spot that requires careful driving with good mirrors to guide you in making lane changes. I have driven enough of them that I drive with ease on the freeways and back roads. The benefit is the large rear van like storage compartment that allows for all of your necessities for a trip for a few days or few hours. My wife loves the space and manages to fill it full every time we travel. I also just like the looks and comfort of driving a sedan delivery. Even the Deuce delivery is an excellent driver with the seats moved back. Sedan deliveries are rather rare and usually in poor shape due to their commercial usage over the years. I was fortunate to find mine and I knew the history for the last 40 years. I should have it back on the road in the next couple of weeks or a least prior to our trip to the Stow House in Goleta.
Jane and I will be heading down to Huntington Beach for the Beach Cruiser Event â€” See you there!
Enjoy your weekend driving your Hot Rod.
George had Jim install the McRae kit in his sedan body.
Lots of work but the metal finished body is a work of the master.
The floor really came out nice
The assembly prior to paint gave a lot of headaches but were all solved.
The rear bumper was built by Mckennet Restorations in Portland.
Final assembly began and George chose the Washington Blue color and Jumbo wheels for his delivery.
George made it a General Tire Service Delivery. He will make the trip to Canada this summer.
Lobeck built his version of the Deuce delivery. Paul Beck made the conversion.
Paul also did the rear door on CSR delivery which I had for a short time.
My first sedan delivery 1969. Fresh out of West Point.
Nellie, my first sedan delivery, still looks good after 50 years.
The Model 40 is a popular sedan delivery and a nice ride.
Here is another 34 that has a real clean look. The wheels are early Centerlines. (80’s)
The interior of the Model 40 has lots of wood as do most deliveries.
The rear doors were really weak and basically just a sheet metal skin.
The Regency Red 1934 Ford is a sweetheart with a filled roof and stock appearing body.
Dave had the nicest 36 delivery in his fleet but parted ways with it after a few years.
The 1937 is a stylish sedan delivery as shown and is very clean.
The unique rear bumper is similar to the Deuce bumper shown above and provides access to the rear compartment.
I have not seen many of the 1939 sedan deliveries but they do exist.
Craig captured Pepe at the Early Times event. I love this car.
The out of the box Signature Series Edelbrock motor had a carb which didn’t run smoothly.
The installation of the Inglese EFI made the 460 hp engine as docile as a baby.
Jane loves all the room in the rear for all of her things she needs on trips. Storage compartments are on each side.
Walt’s father had a 1941 sedan delivery. His sister is showing off her skating skills.
The stock seat allow access to the rear compartment.
I like the sedan bench seat which the dealer could install. Note wood grained garnish moldings.
I tried to buy Tim Holts beautiful delivery but didn’t. I found this flower truck in Altadena and made it a Hot Rod.
Here is the finished product which is owned by the HRG in Oklahoma.
Brian traded a beautiful 40 sedan for this delivery.
Frantic helped me with the build by guiding me in the right direction with these large deliveries.
Another Flower delivery in red with whitewalls.