I spent all day Friday looking at 40 Fords in Orange County. The cars were great and the weather was perfect. I used to live in Laguna so I am real familiar with the area and all the Hot Rod Shops. Most have changed over the last 20 years, but the buildings and memories are still there. I love Orange County. They used to say there is no life East of the I -5. Surfer Dude!
The first place I visited was Car Crazy in Orange. Chris has quite a collection of cars in his shop and one was a 1941 Ford sedan delivery. When I arrived he was just pushing it out so I could inspect the car. One look, and I recognized the delivery was the same one that came from my town several years ago. I know the car well and while not a bad car it was not the one I was looking for. Since I was close to CW Moss I stopped and looked at all the stuff in Harold’s place as well as Reid’s Auto Parts which is next door. I did purchase another Chassis Engineering front axle as they are my favorite. I selected the plain one as I will have my friend Doug do some different holes for me.
The next stop was Boyds old shop on Monroe where I spent countless hours in my long association with Boyd. The place looks good and there is a 40 Tudor for sale stored in the building where Cadzilla was built years ago. I was not able to see the car but I will go back next week. I did stop at California Street Rods, Scandinavian Street Rods and Dan Fink Metalworks just to bring back some found memories. What a trip. My last stop was Lindow Engineering to see Ed’s new 32 RPU. This car is a stunning, black, very straight, Fat Jack chassis, Big Ford power with a 5 speed and a Winters QC beauty. I hope to take some pictures next week and show you. I finally headed home after a long and tiring day in Orange County. No 40 delivery yet.
Gary thinks I enjoy the hunt, but after locating about 35 deliveries over the past 3 years I am finally burned out. Maybe next week I will start over and seek out a nice sedan or coupe.
Here are Friday’s Feature cars.
41 delivery for sale at Unger’s in Orange. Solid old delivery that came from the Valley. Price is $20K..core only no motor or trans etc completely apart.[singlepic=1600]
Pete’s Lobeck 41 delivery in Ohio. Price is $28k, but runs and drives. Appears very solid and straight.[singlepic=1607]
Paul’s history Deuce. 1946 real Hot Rod with all the do-dads you can think of. Paul is a walking encyclopedia on Deuces and old cars in general.[singlepic=1606]
Interior shot showing stock Deuce wheel and Lincoln dash panel. You could look inside for a long time and not see all the add- ons.[singlepic=1605]
I don’t know is these are Artillery wheels or what, but they wobble a lot when he is going down the road. I believe they are 18 inches in diameter.[singlepic=1604]
Rear view of the Deuce. Notice the Lincoln Zephyr taillights and accessories added to the trunk and spreader bar.
YAYA is my neighbors 48 convertible I sold her a few years ago as a Christmas present. Joan takes very, very good care of this car. Yellow with tan leather, SBC, 9 inch and Brizio built. Spotless.