I know most gearheads watched the Daytona 500 yesterday and were surprised at the young winner. Â I can imagine the thrill this young man had when he was in the lead and knew he was going to win the big one. Â I am happy Ford did well in the race and hopefully the slogan “What wins on Sunday, sells on Monday” applies to Ford. Â In my career with GM I attended several Daytona 500 races as well as the Indy 500. Â Watching on TV is a great thrill, but there is nothing like being at the race and watching close up. Â The noise and crowd really get the adrenaline flowing.
I accomplished very little on my cars as the old back is not doing good. Â I mainly stayed in the garage and did a lot of dreaming and planning. Â I guess a man needs those kind of days also. Â Planning your next step on your projects is really important and when you accomplish the task you feel really good about staying focused. Â Andre’s next big move is to the blaster to have all that crud removed from the inside and outside of his body. Â I can’t wait to see the outcome and pray it is a positive one. Â Ajax is not busy so I should have him back home in a couple of days.
This old tub found its way to Portland years ago and just sat for a long period of time. Â Note the Carson style top bows that have been added to the stock irons. Â John did the same to his.
From the HAMB comes a nice start on a tudor. Â The car needs a haircut but has a great beginning.
A Winters QC is peeking out of the rear and the Model A spring is sure to please the traditional Hot Rodder.
Ionia can build you a stock looking chassis that is set up for the 350/350 and retains the K member look. Â I am not sure what they charge for a chassis but I am sure it is reasonable for the amount of work performed.
Here is Bumper Iron Bob’s sedan with the shortened rear bumper irons. Â They pull the bumper in where is should be.
Bob has sold over 800 sets of these precision bumper irons and still has a few more sets available. Â They only come in a raw finish. Â If you are interested let me know in the comment section below.
A sedan like this would be a nice choice for any collector. Â You take a restored model 40 add juice brakes, a dropped axle, a strong flatty and you have obtained the hot rod look.
Imagine yourself in this cockpit looking over the custom wheel on a 40 column and a SW dash that has been installed on a highly customized dash board. Â The windshield is a one off with curved glass.
Here is a better look at the roadster. Â Smoothy even back then. Â I am guessing it was jet black. Â It doesn’t appear to have a dropped axle.
Today’s 5 Deuce….dreaming in Bob’s driveway!
Bob has owned his share of Deuces and this one was primo. Â The car was basically stock with dropped axle, mild flat head motor and the mandatory red wheels. Â These kind of cars sell quick and bring big money from the right buyer.