Friday’s Fiberglass

I very seldom enter into a conversation about traditional roadsters that someone doesn’t mention the word “Fiberglass” as if it was a four letter word. I have owned several 32-34 Wescott roadsters and two phaetons without any negative comments about what the body was made of. This stigma has been around since the introduction of FG car bodies in the 70’s. Sure we would all love to have the original Henry sheet metal or a reproduction metal clone, but that may not be in our budgets. I have watched the demise of the FG market over the last several years since Brookville came out with their primo bodies. Wescott’s are about the same price $11-12K so most people go with the steel version. Builders will even steer you away from the FG models noting the declining market value of completed cars. I think the reasons are threefold: 1.) The market demand for hot rods (as we define them) in general is declining. 2.) The DMV is some states require significant documentation and permits to build a “Kit Car”. 3.) A preconceived notion by many enthusiasts that they wouldn’t invest their money and time in building a FG hot rod due to the declining market value.

While all of the above may be true, I would not let a nice FG roadster, priced “Right” get away from me – Gentleman, now is the time to buy your dream roadster. For example, if a well built FG car cost $125K to build in the 90’s and can be purchased for $35 – 40K, that is a sensation deal in my simple mind. Even if the market continues to decline you could lose another couple of thousand but you would surely get that much enjoyment out of the car during ownership. You think nothing of loosing 50% on your new car after three years but we all expect our Hot Rods to appreciate not depreciate. Those days are gone for ever due to rising cost of building a car in today’s economic climate. If you can live with people asking you, “Is the car fiberglass?” then by all means proceed to go – and collect your dream. Tell the inquiring mind that you choose FG to save having to bondo and entire steel body to make it paint ready as is done by most competent shops today. I look at a car without any concern what the body is made of but that is just me. To each their own as they say.

I finished the front chin, skimmed in bondo, and will paint it Screaming Yellow tomorrow. I love the bondo work and hate cleaning the garage afterwords but I guess that goes with FG repairs on steel parts.

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

db_100_07831

Don built this beauty which I always admired even before I knew it was FG. He has the eye for traditional cars better than most. Wescott body.

Car Show 02

He followed up with this perfect example of an early racer “Mines Field”. Again, setting a new standard for a FG car. Wescott body.

1934FordRoadster3

SO-CAL employee, Mick Jenkins, built this 34 roadster and it was a winner from day one. GMT did a lot of work on this one. Deuce Customs body. NZ

Picture 007-1

Home builder, Gearhead Bill, built this Wescott roadster with a perfect top and drove the wheels off of it to the LARS. Wescott body.

shop stuff 029

Gary, built this beauty in the early 80’s and was a hit everywhere he drove the car. He still owns it and it looks as good as it did in the 80’s. Wescott body.

33 rstr GNRS 14-1233_4-4

He also had a hand in building this beauty that Tom now owns. What a stunning example of a nice 33 Ford roadster. Gibbons body.

silver1933 021

Roy also builds FG cars with the same high quality he is known for. I always liked this car and tried to purchase but was a little short on my offer. Wescott body.

1933-ford-roadster-side-profile

Terry finished my dream roadster and the new owner is enjoying his version all over LA. Wescott body.

lobeck32

Barry Lobeck built a lot of FG cars during his career. This is his second roadster. Wescott Body.

lobeck33

He also built some Ridler contenders out of FG. Downs body.

34r-blue-wtop-3-4-front

Small picture but big car and a winner in the 90’s – built by Barry. Wescott body.

10273295_10201051963060438_2698109834958718152_o

Adams Rod Shop in Georgia is the current leader in building FG cars that have the look. I don’t know whose body they use.

 Fiberglass Friday!

012507GNRS118-vi

A Top 75 pick was Pete’s Limefire.  This beautiful roadster was a 90 day wonder featured in Hot Rod and the start of Pete’s successful career an eventual president of SO-CAL Speed Shops. Wescott body.

Comments 221

  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s equally educative and interesting, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy I found this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  2. Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting tired of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.
    https://txt2080.com/

  3. Hi, I do believe this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it ? I may revisit yet again since i have book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.
    https://liveone9.com/

  4. Pingback: keto diet exercise

  5. Pingback: does keto diet work

  6. Pingback: keto breakfast fast food

  7. Pingback: italian free dating sites

  8. Pingback: free online dating sim games no download

  9. Pingback: free dating christian singles

  10. Pingback: best free geek nerd dating sites

  11. Pingback: 100 free dating sites scotland

  12. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a video game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these Second Life websites and blogs

  13. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is basically a video game where you can do anything you want. SL is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you would like to see more you can see these second life websites and blogs

  14. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a online game where you can do anything you want. sl is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these Second Life websites and blogs

  15. Pingback: best free christian dating sites

  16. Pingback: best free dating sites reviews

  17. Pingback: top free online dating websites

  18. Pingback: best free online dating sites 2021

  19. Pingback: free online dating chat philippines

  20. Pingback: tinder valuation

  21. Have you ever heard of second life (sl for short). It is essentially a game where you can do anything you want. Second life is literally my second life (pun intended lol). If you want to see more you can see these sl articles and blogs

  22. It’s a?propriate tim? to make a few plans for the future and
    it is time to be happy. I’ve ?ead this publish and if I may just I desire to suggest you few interesting issues or suggestions.

    Perhaps you could write next art?cles ?eferring to this article.

    I want to learn more issues abo?t it!

  23. I blog ?uite often and I s?rio?sly t?ank you for your information. This article has really peaked my interest.
    I am going to boo?mark yo?r ?ite and keep checking for new information about
    once per we?k. I subscribed to your RS? feed too.

  24. With ?avin so much content and articles do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or copyright
    infringement? My site has a lot of unique content I’ve
    ?ither authored myse?f or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all o?er the internet without my authorizati?n. Do you know
    any techniques to help protect against content fr?m being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  25. Hi there! ?o you know if they m?ke any plugins to saf?guard against
    hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about los?ng everything I’ve worked
    hard on. Any suggestions?

  26. He?pf?l informat?on. Fortunate me I discovered your website by
    chance, and I’m shocked why th?s coincidence did not came about earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  27. P?ease let m? know if ?ou’re looking for a writer for you? ?log.
    Yo? have some really great posts and I feel I ?ould ?? a ?ood
    asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off,
    I’d absolutel? love to write some cont?nt for your blog in ex?hange for a
    link bac? to mine. Please shoot me an e-mail if interested.
    M?ny thanks!

  28. Hi ev?ryone, it’s my first go to see at this website,
    and piece of w?iting is actu?lly fruitful designed for me, kee? up posting such content.

  29. Swe?t blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo Ne?s.
    Do you have any s?ggestions on how to get listed in Yah?o News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I ne?e? seem to get there!
    Thanks

  30. Swe?t blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo Ne?s.
    Do you have any s?ggestions on how to get listed in Yah?o News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I ne?e? seem to get there!
    Thanks

  31. Hi! I’m at work bro?s?ng yo?r blog from my new iphone 3gs!
    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look f??ward
    to all your posts! Carr? ?n the superb work!

  32. Nice p?st. I learn someth?ng totally new and challenging ?n sites I stumbleupon everyday.
    It will always be helpful to read through articles
    from other ?riters ?nd use something from other sites.

  33. Nice p?st. I learn someth?ng totally new and challenging ?n sites I stumbleupon everyday.
    It will always be helpful to read through articles
    from other ?riters ?nd use something from other sites.

  34. With havin so much cont?nt and articles do you ever run into any iss?es
    of plagorism or copyright violation? M? blo? has a lot of exc?usi?e content I’ve either create? myse?f or o?tsourced but it
    looks like a lot of it is popping it u? all over the internet without my autho??zation. Do you
    ?now any techniques to help stop content from being stolen?
    I’d really appreciate it.

  35. Interesting blog! Is you? theme custom made or did you download it from
    som?where? A theme li?e yours wit? a few simp?? tweeks w?uld really make my blog jump
    out. Plea?e let me know where you got your theme.
    With thanks

  36. ?e stumbled over here from a different web page and thought I may as
    well check things out. ? like what ? see so now ? am following you.

    Look forward to ch?cking out your web page yet a?ain.

  37. Pr?tty nice post. I simply st?mbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I have really loved surfing around you? blog posts.
    Aft?r ?ll I will b? subsc?i?ing on your f?e? and I’m hoping
    you write once mo?e soon!

  38. Tod?y, I w?nt to the beach with my children. I
    found a sea sh?ll and ??ve it t? my 4 year old daughter and said
    “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She place? the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinch?d her ear.
    She never w?nts t? go back! LoL I know this i? totally off topic b?t I had to
    tell someone!

  39. No matter ?f some one searches for his ?equired thing, thus he/she d?sir?s to ?e
    available that in d?tail, thus that thing is maintained
    over here.

  40. I enjo? what you guys tend to be u? too. Such clever work and coverage!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve incorpo?ate? you guys to
    b??groll.

  41. Greate ?ost. Keep posting s?c? kind of info on your page.
    Im re?lly impress?d by it.
    Hello there, You’ve done an incredible job. I’ll certainly di?g it and ind?v?duall? suggest to my
    friends. I’m confident they will be benefited from this site.

  42. ? got this web page from my friend wh? ?nformed me concerning this web page and
    at the moment th?s t?me I am visiting this site and read?ng
    ve?y informative article? at t?is place.

  43. ?t’s perfect time to make some plans for the futu?e and it is time to be happy.

    I have read this post and if I could I wish to
    suggest you som? interesting things or tips. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I want to read ev?n more things about it!

  44. T?rrific article! Th?t is the kind of info that shou?d be shared
    around the internet. Sh?me on Google for no longer positioning this ??t up higher!
    Come on over and seek advice from my website .
    Thanks =)

  45. I ??s suggeste? this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether
    th?s post is written by him as no one else know such deta?led
    about my problem. You a?e amazing! Thanks!

  46. You’re s? interesting! I don’t think I have read a single thing like
    this before. S? great to find another person with a few unique thoughts on this issue.
    S?riously.. thank you for starting this up. This websit?
    is someth?ng that is need?d on the web, s?m?one ?ith some originality!

  47. Thi? design is stel?er! You definitely know ho? to keep
    a reader amused. Between y?ur wit and ?our videos, I was almo?t moved t?
    start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excel?ent jo?.
    ? really loved what you ha? t? say, and more than that, how yo? pre?ented it.
    Too cool!

  48. I’ve b?en exploring for a bit for any high-qua?ity articles or blog ?osts in this sort of area .
    Explo?ing in Yahoo I finally st?mbled ?pon this we? site.
    Studying th?s information So i am happy to convey that I have
    a very just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what
    I needed. I so much definitely ?ill make certain to do not overlook t?is website and provid?s it a look regularly.

  49. ?hat i? a great tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Short but very precise information… Appreciat? ?our sharing this one.
    ? must read post!

  50. I’m not ?ure where you’re getting ?our informat?on, but
    great topic. I needs to spend some time finding out much more or figuring out more.

    Thank you for magnificent information I was searching for
    this ?nformation for my mis?ion.

  51. I don’t ?no? whether it’s just me or if perhaps everybody else encountering problems with y?ur blog.
    It appears as th?u?h some of the ?ritten text within your content ?r? running off
    the screen. Can someone else please ?omment and let me know if thi?
    is happening to them too? This could be a issue with my browser because I’?? had th?s happen previously.
    Cheers

  52. It’s amaz?ng to visit this web page and reading th? views of
    all mate? on the topic of this ?aragraph, w?ile I am
    also eager of getting familiarity.

  53. It’? actually a coo? and useful piec? of
    information. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this
    helpful info with us. Please stay us up to d?te like t?is.
    Thank you for sharing.

  54. Hey there! ? simply ?oul? like to give you a ?uge thumbs ?p for the e?cellent information you’ve got
    here on this post. I’ll be retu?ning to your web site for more soon.

  55. ?ice blog here! Also your web site l?ads ?p fast! What ?ost are you using?
    Can I get you? affi?iate link to your host? I wish my website loaded up as
    fast as yours lol

  56. Hey th?re! Do you know if they make any plugins to safeguard against hackers?

    I’m kinda pa?anoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any tips?

  57. V?luable info. Fortunate me I discovered your site accid?ntally, and I am
    ?urprised why this accident didn’t happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  58. Its ?ike yo? read my m?nd! You appear to know a lot about this, ?ike
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that
    you could do with a f?w pics to ?rive the message home a little
    bit, but other than th?t, thi? is wonderful blo?.

    A fanta?tic read. I will definitel? be ba?k.

  59. I am not s?re w??re you are getting yo?r info?mation, but great topic.
    I needs to spend some time learning much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for excellent information I was ?oo?ing
    for this info for my mission.

  60. ?reetings from Idaho! I’m bored to death at wor? so I decided to
    check o?t y?ur site on m? iphone during
    lunch break. I really like the information you provide here and
    can’t wait to take a look when I get home. I’m surprised at how quick yo?r blog
    loaded on my ?hone .. I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G ..
    Anyhow, fantastic ??t?!

  61. It is t?uly ? great and u?eful piece of ?nformation.
    I’m happy that y?u just shared this us?ful info w?th u?.
    Pleas? keep us informed li?e thi?. Thanks for sharing.

  62. ?’m not that much of a internet reader to b? honest but your sites reall? nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark y?ur website to come back later.

    Many th?nks

  63. My partne? ?nd I stumbled over here from a d?fferent web address and thought I might as well check things ?ut.
    I like what I see so now i’m following you. Look fo?ward to checking out your web ?age again.

  64. ?ey! I just wanted to ask if y?u ever hav? any pr?blems with hackers?

    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several ?eeks
    of hard work d?e to no backup. Do you h?ve any solutions to stop hackers?

  65. This is the perf?ct webs?te for ?nyone who hopes to
    understand this topic. You know so m?ch its almost tough t? argue
    with you (not that I a?tually would want to…HaHa).

    You definitely p?t a b?and new spin on a subject that’s be?n written about for ages.
    Wonderful stuff, j?st wonderful!

  66. Hell? ever? one, here every pers?n is sharing t?ese experience, so it’s nice
    to read this website, and I used t? go to see this blog ?ll the time.

  67. Go?d day very nice site!! Man .. Excellent ..
    Superb .. I w?ll bookmark your website and take the feeds additionally?
    I am satisfied t? find a lot of useful information rig?t here in the submit,
    we’d like ?o?k out more strategie? in this regard,
    thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  68. My br?ther recommended I w?uld possib?y like this
    website. He u??d to be totally right. This post truly made my day.
    ?ou cann’t c?nsider simply how a l?t t?me I had spent for this info!
    Thanks!

  69. My ?artner and I absolutel? love your blog and find the
    majority of ??ur post’s to be just wh?t I’m l?oking for.
    can y?u offer guest wr?ters to write content for you?
    I wou?dn’t mind producing a post or elaborating on most
    of the sub?ects you write concerning here. Again, awesome w?b log!

  70. When some one searches for hi? vital thing, so he/she desires to be
    availabl? that in detail, thus that thing i? m?intained over her?.

  71. What’s up to ev?ry body, it’s my first pay a visit of this web site; this weblog consi?ts of rem?rkable and truly excellent material fo? visitors.

  72. Us?ful information. Lucky me I discovered your ?ite by chance, and I am stunne? why this coincidence did
    not happened earlier! I bookmarked it.

  73. Hello all, here ?very person is sharing the?e kinds of know-how, therefore it’s
    good to re?d this blog, and I used to pay a quick visit
    this webpage dai?y.

  74. I have so much fun in my glass car. I agree with all your points. Would I rather have steel? Of course. But I’m happy to have what I have and I will keep it regardless of the depreciation. It’s all good to me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *