While most of us consider the last quarter the “Off Season” of Hot Rodding, we should consider it the planning season. Yes, there is plenty to plan for and still enjoy our hobby. Car shows play a dynamic role in the “Off Season” as well as working on our projects where possible. Most large cities have a car show that will keep the “flame burning” and provide you with some new ideas for your project. We have the GNRS which is really a wonderful show. Detroit has the Autorama which is also a fantastic show. Smaller shows are held all over the country and will keep you busy at least one weekend. You should also be planning for your travels to some distance shows like the Deuce shows in Canada and Lake Havasu. You will need to make your reservations early or be left out. The LARS is always sold out well in advance and this year will be a little different from in the past. I am not sure what is changing but I will let you know when I find out.
Finally, make this last quarter productive on making your Hot Rod Road ready for the season when it does start. I have lots to do to Pepe and have started this week with the engine review (tune up, cleaning and overall maintenance) plus a nut and bolt check. I found several loose bolts that needed my attention. Once in perfect condition you can spend the rest of your time playing with the grandkids or your own kids.
Driving from Chicago to LA in a 39 Woody would be a wonderful trip in the Summertime, but this fellow just arrived here in LA and has lots of stories to tell.
I watched this Deuce being built at CSR in Huntington Beach in the 80’s. Chuck had some of the best craftsman working on this car. Note the elimination of the rear wheel wells.
The stock height Cabriolet was built for the owner of Harvey Aluminum. Chuck also built him a one-off sedan that won the Sloakner Award in Oakland at the GNRS.
Here is another way to chop your Deuce tudor. A step cut keeps the lines in the correct position.
This chop is done in a straight line and looks to be like 3″. Do you think Brookville will make a sedan soon?
If you have room this is the way to go for small garages. Nice pair of open cars.
The 8BA looks good all dressed up in this 40 coupe. White firewalls were the coolest in my days. Add stickers and you were really cool.
Dave is adding the steel rear corners on this hiboy Deuce. I really think these finish off the rear on a hiboy. I am not sure who makes them but I think they are available.
I have the boxing plates all tacked in place except for the center which will be the last ones after I have the X – section welded.
I came across another Winters rear end but it is not the newer model. It does fit the early Ford housings and has a positive traction differential.
Do you want more room and something other than a roadster? Try building a tudor sedan Phaeton.