If you are like me, you often push your hot rod out in the driveway to make more room in the garage for working on your other projects. Â I had just returned from Frantic’s and was pushing the car out in the driveway when a strange car pulled in the driveway. Â Two gentleman got out and introduced themselves as hot rodder’s from Nebraska. Â They are visiting some friends in the neighborhood and asked if they could look at my cars. Â I knew they were hot rodder’s by looking at their car shirts. Â It is 80 plus degrees here, so I offered them a cold drink and we preceded to talk about hot rods and the old days. Â I meet more people by driving an old Ford than a brand new Cadillac. Â Their main interest was finding some old time hot rod shops in the valley and looking for hot rod cruises on Friday nights. Â I told them of all the places I knew of and after a nice visit they were off to the valley. Â I love new friends who share the passion for old automobiles.
I finally sat down to write today’s blog and due to the heat will make it short again today. Â I don’t have any new photos or ideas to share with you so I will just wish you a wonderful weekend wherever you are and make sure to take you wife out for a drive tonight. Â Jane and I are headed to Bob’s to see some muscle cars and maybe a hot rod or two.
Frank keeps me busy uploading his new rides. Â He now has a nice pair of Deuces for sale. Â Must be a tough decision deciding which one to drive to Bob’s tonight.
Sometimes Frank starts with coupes in this condition. Â He seems to find all the Deuces that are for sale before anyone else does. Â This one is in England.
Roy is ever expanding his business and found this 40 coupe in his facility. Â That tape dust will clean right off the coupe. Â How about those plates!
GM has sold a ton of these 350/290 hp motors to hot rodders. Â This example without the water pump will set you back about $2700 at your local Chevy dealer. Â I still build my own for a lot less and with a more aggressive cam.
A local car with all the trimmings and super built flathead engine. Â Apple green wheels were the rage of the 70’s… then along came Boyd.
I have lost track of Chris’s Salt Flat Tudor, but I am sure he is making it a nice one. Â The heavy chop requires a low seat.
There is something to be said about a Folkstone gray Â coupe with maroon wheels. Â Bob builds lots of coupes and some are not CMG. Â This coupe will always be in style and maintain its value.
Sometimes our projects just sit while we dream about what comes next. Â I like the bias tires on Dan’s beauty.
I think this 5 window has the perfect chop for me. Â Not too severe of a chop makes them Â a stunning hot rod profile. Â I would call this one done and ready for Bob’s tonight to show those muscle cars what hot rodding is all about. Â Pinks anyone!
Pete’s wife has her own hiboy roadster. Â She looks happy to me. Â Do you think the snow has left Ohio yet?
Today’s model 40 coupe….dreaming!
JJ had Pete build him a clone of “The Kid” and here it is. Â I don’t know who owns it now but I think it is one of the best out there.