The Olympic Games from SOCHI are coming to an end tonight. All of the athletes will be headed home after a few weeks of hard work, anxiety, and exhaustion from trying to compete with the best in the world at what they do. Many were successful, some were disappointed, some were injured but all of them had one thing in commonâ€¦determination. These men and women work for years perfecting their expertise in an effort to become a member of the Olympic Team. I congratulate all of them for their outstanding efforts and providing us with a fantastic show.
I think about my lingering projects and hopefully some of the determination shown by our team will rub off on me and move them along a little quicker than in the past. Athletes participate under some extreme conditions sometimes. They stay in the game despite physical and personal conflicts which is seldom realized by the audienceâ€¦they give all they have to be a winner. I need to remember that! As the famous Nike slogan goes, -“Just Do It!”
I admit to watching too much of the Olympics but I have been busy in the garage also. I made the metal pieces for Dave’s front crossmember after a few trips to Harbor Freight to secure some cut off wheels for my grinder. I don’t know why my air die grinder doesn’t cut very well, but I finally used my Craftsman electric grinder with a 4 1/2″ wheel and it buzzed right through the 3/16 plate. Maybe it is time for a new die grinder (20 years old). If I stay determined I should have it done tomorrow. The new rails must be coming by pony express but I do know the weather has made shipping difficult in some parts of the country. It would be nice to locate some “Henry” rails but that seems to be impossible today.
I will be heading to the Pechanga Casino on Sunday with the Early Times and several of my friends. I hope my wife gets lucky on the quarter slotsâ€¦she loves them.
Enjoy yourself and stay determined to succeed with your projectâ€¦do a little each day and soon it will be done.
Dick’s old 40 coupe still looks good and is in good hands in the Bay area. There is lots of history behind this little coupe.
If you arrive early on Friday you can cruise the swap meet isles at the LARS in your stunning 40 coupe with a flatty.
Shorty, Lynn Williams, was always a great person at the LARS. He would open up his shop prior to the show and always brought a dozen or so of his vast collection of early Fords. We miss you Lynn.
Before the Deuce RPU craze, a Model-A RPU made a nice looking ride when done up by Roy.
I think was one of the first Knecht dashes that Roy installed.
A basic black 3-window is hard to beat. The stock top looks good for a change.
Jeff owned this basic black full fendered roadster a few years ago. I wish I knew the secret to keeping them clean and shiny.
I think Keith built this nice little hiboy when he opened his shop. I have not seen it in a long time.
I like the Lyon Blue color on a 40 coupe. Mercury wheels and caps give it a true 50’s look. I need this one in my garage.
Roy built this 40 delivery for the first GNRS in Pomona and it was a big hit with me. I was in a wheel chair due to a back operation but my wonderful wife pushed me through all the buildings.
Friday’s Four Door!
If you have the talent you can take a 4-door and make it into a tub. This is a local car and was built in his garage in the mountains. Lots of very crafty ideas incorporated in this old custom hot rod. The top comes off.