I have been doing a little work on the roadster and the convertible the past couple of weeks. Progress is slow, but I have managed to accomplish a few things. The roadster is my first priority so I work on it when I can. I have been completing the steering column and hook up so I can roll the car around. Installing the seat with adjusters and making sure the wife can see over the dash has been tricky. She sat in it yesterday and could not see over the dash to see the road. I had to put a pillow in the seat and now everything is fine. Building a top to fit the Duvall windshield has been the most challenging task. Thanks to my electrician friend, Bob, who can bend the tubing with ease I have some mock up pieces fabricated. Here are some photos.
Road Kings show in Burbank this Sunday, so I will have some great photos on Monday’s Recap.
Get out in the garage and off the couch. The Lakers were on the couch last night. Kolby should have wore the white arm sleeve.
Here is my steering hook up in the roadster. Square D shaft with key for 39 banjo wheel. I made the shaft and column. The silver spot on the frame is the VIN for the DMV. This frame came from a 34 Roadster that was on the cover of Hot Rod in 1953. I will post pictures later.[singlepic=1163]
The column drop was copied to look like the Mumford roadster that Roy built.[singlepic=1164]
I made a floor mount to attach to the floorboard. Came out real nice and had to be notched for the brake pedal.[singlepic=1165]
The top is a challenge for me and I think I can do it with the help of Bob. Stay Tooned.[singlepic=1166]
Here you can see the top profile from the rear. The top angles in toward the front which is difficult to bend.
This is the interior I have chosen for the 48 convertible. Labaron Bonney complete kit is only $3500. I can’t afford the woodgraining so I will be looking for a dash at the Roadster show.[singlepic=1168]
Bob C is building this beauty in his shop in Northern California. I love 40 convertibles with the top down…not up.