WOW! A Super Bowl to end all Super Bowls. I thought Arizona would take the prize, but no such luck. Having the Boss, Bruce, at halftime really was what I needed. I had been working on the roadster all day and maybe overdid it so when he sang “Glory Days” I felt much better. Now that football is over, I should have plenty of time to get some work done in the garage.
My latest task is putting the sheet metal on the roadster. Thirty-three Fords can be very difficult to get everything aligned correctly. I have it close, but I will need a professional to make it perfect. I can’t decide whether to have the grille chromed or paint it. Plating is almost prohibitive on these grilles so painting is looking better every day.
On a sad note, I received an email that Dee Wescott, a pioneer in the fiberglass body industry, passed away on January 29th after a long battle with a brain tumor. Dee made it possible for people to enjoy old Fords when a steel one wasn’t available. I have owned 5 of them and they were all of very high quality. My current roadster is a Wescott and I love it. We will miss Dee. I know he will be finishing his 33 without any more pain.
This is how I started. I am much too old to be jacking up cars, but I never learn. Very stiff today.[singlepic=1959]
Here is the passenger apron that fits pretty close. Some trimming around the shock mount fixed most problems.[singlepic=1962]
Ugly without aprons. Boyd used to pinch the frame and pull the hood all the way down to the frame.[singlepic=1964]
More work is required on the hood for a nice fit. The driver’s side is another story for another day. Joe..help!
Lynn’s outside yard with perfect fitting hoods and aprons…fenders also…I can’t imagine.