Friday’s Deuce Tubs

I need a little R&R for the old body so I will make it short today. I haven’t spent much time in the garage this week or at the keyboard. I enjoy seeing the videos and photos of the “Road Warriors” doing what they do best, drive, eat , drink and sleep. Now that is a good life. The Smart phones bring real time to the world of Hot Rodder’s who can’t make the trip. I give all of you a big “Thank You”. I hope all of you are in good health and can enjoy the season where good times a good friends breed long term relationships.

Have a wonderful Weekend driving your Hot Rod!

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

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The boys stopped by the Hot Rod Garage and sent along this photo of Jim’s Deuce Tub. He has made some improvements since I last featured the car, one being the new 3 – piece hood and the Tulsa Timing Association logo. This should be a fun tub to chase parts and cruise the back roads.

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One of the first Tub hiboys to be built with the Wescott body was this one by Tom of SRM fame. He built two more that were full fendered as I recall. The orange roadster in the front of Tom is Roy Fjiastad’s creation using a V6 engine and work by Boyd.

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Tom had some wild ideas for his Tubs. I believe this was a FG tudor Vicky to start with.

 

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The last one I remember was this Carson (sort of) top brown one that he drove all across the country. His color schemes were unusual to say the least.

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My friend Gary also built a very stylish Tub that was a hit on the West Coast in the 80’s when Tubs were in. He still has the car after trading it for a hiboy.

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If you prefer fenders then this oldie would suit your needs for a daily driver in the 60’s. It must be the photo as the windshield looks really small.

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Another hiboy with the Stanley Wanlass windshield is a recent rendition of a once popular hot rod.

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Here is another look at a recent build using a chopped windshield and bias tires.

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I attempted to build a copy of the Kolmos Tub but by the time Boyd got done with the chassis I changed to a roadster as I was only $50K away from having Boyd finish it.

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I also started another one while living in MN and had Jim at MetalFab build me a chassis as I was working 80 hours a week back in the 80’s. He built this one for a customer in TX.

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I finally acquired a running and driving Tub from Steve who was into 40’s at that time. We enjoyed this car in the 90’s except on the freeways it was a wind tunnel.

Friday’s Tub 

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Paul built the cream of the crop Deuce hiboys using the real deal with every accessory ever offered attached to body.

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Paul added fenders and took another shot at the AMBR title but fell short. I would have voted for it as the fenders made it perfect.

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