Friday’s Fords

I am really having a great day today. Bob-O and I picked up Pepe’s rear door and it came out great. I still need to massage the rear door handle to engage properly in the latch, but that is a job for tomorrow. I know I have complained about Paint Jail, but I guess the wait was worth it. It seems anything you have done outside your garage is outside of your control. Patience is the key ingredient to overcome the anxiety associated with having work done by others. My advice, chose your shop wisely, do some research, ask some important questions — like when will it be done and how much will it cost. If you like their answers, proceed — still with caution —  as correct answers are sometimes canned responses with no hope of being accurate. I still had a “No Bad Day” experience today and the door is back on Pepe and he is enjoying the warmth. Thanks Bob-O and Scott.

We are looking foreword to the Doheny Woody event this Saturday where a hundred or so Woodies will gather for some good times. Doheny is located in the beautiful venue of Dana Point, my old stomping grounds. The weather forecast is promising and while always a little cool this time of year, it should be just right for the Woodies. Jane and I will be going with our group for breakfast prior to entering the beach.

Just a note on the passing of Prince, who was always on my list as a genius in the music business, left us too soon but his music will keep him in our memory for years to come. While somewhat controversial as a performer and a pioneer in the distribution of his records, he nevertheless created music that I enjoyed. He really impressed me with his on stage performances such as the Super Bowl. He will be missed.

Stay Tooned!



Frank and Jill have been driving the wheels off of their Deuce now that they have a new Rod Top installed by Conejo Upholstery in TO. He has owned more cars than most but I think Jill will let him keep this one. Malibu is the setting for the photo and is one of my favorite spots on PCH.


The day was perfect for the first voyage in 2 months. The new tires raised the front about 1″ which should help the chin problem.


The back door still needs to dry and be rubbed out again but it looked good to me as you can see in the reflection.


Rich will be joining us in his new 40 Woody.


The rear of a 40 Woody is just about perfect in my eyes. A nice flow of the body lines and fenders makes it one of my favorites.


The scenery from our lunch table at Harpoon Harry’s was fabulous.


If my ship comes in soon I could be a candidate for these lots. I wonder if they have a HOA? lol!


From the nearby Marriott a couple of years ago I fell in love with the elephant display.


I still love the model 40 sedans like this one with the stock top.


I don’t think I could chop one but this one sure looks good to me.


Greg had his Phaeton put in primer and stored away for his future builds. This is the real deal folks.


Here is a different 33 delivery. No information but I have never seen one done like this.


The back looks too long with the windows from this photo.


I think I could be persuaded to try this look — even though it is a Deuce. Note raised real wheel wells and Pinkee frame.


I have been looking past 48th street lately and have seen some nice rides like this 55 Chevrolet sedan delivery.


In my senior year of college I traded my 64 Chevrolet hardtop for a 62 Corvette like this one – 327/365 hp. I thought I did good!

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