Friday’s Valentine

Today is the day for loving and giving special thanks (gifts) to our sweeties. I couldn’t think of a better gift from my wife than a new axle for inventory. She has heard me talking about a dropped axle for the last couple of months and so she found out from a friend what kind to buy and presented it to me. I  think it is much better than a box of chocolates but doesn’t taste as good. We even celebrated by going out to dinner last night and had some delicious BBQ at Bob’s. I am sure you can all relate to Valentine’s Day in the early years where you had your eye on a special gal/guy and debated over what to give them other than a card. We used to make them in school with the heart shaped design that spelled out the names for all to see and drew and arrow through the middle.

Happy Valentines Day 



The SOCHI Olympics has occupied a lot of my leisure time and I am really enjoying the athletes and their performances. “The thrill of winning and the agony of defeat” always is fascinating to me and I know how hard each person worked to make the team. And how good/bad they feel when the results are posted. I can kind of relate that feeling to building a hot rod. You work very hard over a couple of years and when finish you stand back and feel good/bad about what you see. I have been  mostly happy with my builds but not all of them have been gold medal winners or even placed but I always felt good about what I accomplished with my efforts. I think Shawn White said it best when he stated, ” I am O.K. with that.” I wish our American Team the best of luck in the remaining events.

The weekend will be quiet for Pewsplace and maybe time for a little work in the garage on some of Mr. Bill’s projects. Have a super weekend and for you in the snow country I hope you all have power and heat.

Stay Tooned!


Bob answered my request for more phaetons with this Deuce beauty. He promises more photos when the snow clears.

The 35 phaeton sure looks like a wonderful ride also. A man needs both the 40 coupe and a phaeton to have a good Valentine’s Day.

My friend Gary is on the hunt for a nice steel 34 roadster to go with his sedan. This one looks pretty good to me.

I really like this photo and angle of the beautiful 34 roadster. It is a SAR body with a Cadillac engine and real Halibrand wheels.

John picked up this very nice 34 coupe which has that 70’s look and stance. They look nice un-chopped for a change.

A very nice interior with wood grained moldings and tan pleats add to the flavor of the build.

I am a big fan of the Deuce sedan delivery especially when painted the medium Dark Red from the 78 Ford truck. I believe this builder had a sedan this same color a few years ago that ended up in LA.

A 41 pickup makes a wonderful ride and provides versatility for when you go on long trips. Not for tall guys but very nice.

When it comes to Deuce sedan this one makes my heart beat a little faster. Mild chop, black, perfect stance…you get the picture.

Here is the rear end set up we settled on. Pete and Rick built this one and it works well. Dave found me a spring that will make the assembly complete.

Here is a close up of Pete’s work. I had this set up under my three window in the 70’s and changed it to a Boyd rear end. Times change don’t they?

Hollywood’s Finest!

Dick, from Kool Tools has been very busy in his “Hobby Shop” completing this magnificent 1941 Hollywood Graham.

He is an excellent engineer and built all of the components you see here in his shop. Everything is one-off for this Cadillac Northstar.

The rear view shows the advanced styling of the Graham 4-door sedan. Very nice indeed and we need more info about the engine.

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