We had a perfect weekend in La. Â Bright sunshine and clear air made the hot rods come out in mass. Â I spent Saturday working on Andre’s lower quarter panels. Someone in the 60’s had installed some lower homemaide patch panels and bondoed over them. Â They looked terrible when you looked underneath the running board. Â I had to remove rusted screws and spot welds from the panel in order to provide a clean surface to weld in the new Bob Drake panels. Â He does not specify a sedan delivery patch panel but they are the same as a coupe. Â The delivery has a wood “B” pillar and the coupe has a metal one so you need to trim the panel to weld to the quarter panel. Â I spent almost 4 hours removing the old patch but it now is ready for the new panel.
My son and his wife were at the Queen Mary for a wedding so Jane and I headed to Long Beach to have brunch on the ship. Â I have been to the Queen Mary several times with GM but never spent much time looking over the ship. Â We went on the tour and enjoyed the history of the ship from 1936 to present. Â I was impressed with the engine compartment and the 200,000 hp engine as well as the cabins for First Class passengers. Â I am not a cruise ship patriot but I could really relate to the history of this ship.
While in Long Beach we drove by the Motorama and viewed all the hot rods on the lawn. Â It looks like they had a great turnout for the show. Â I did Â not have time to stop but many photos are on the HAMB. Â We finally arrived home in time to watch the football game and fall asleep early.
Yes, the ship requires some serious hp to cross the Atlantic.
I know this is not car related, but if you want a great brunch go visit the Queen Mary on Sunday. Â This is the Grand Salon and seats several hundred for Brunch.
Bob needs to build a dolly like this to panit his new sedan. Â I build one of these for every car I have. Â Mobility is the key for people who have several projects in the garage. Â The paint job looks $$$.
Steve in IL was going to update the engine this winter so he could drive his sedan delivery in the left lane.
The interior is perfect and is the way a nice hot rod should be done. Â Henry didn’t do much wrong in his initial design.
Four door Deuces make the perfect family car. Â Kugel sold this one a few years ago. Nice ride.
This is more my style and is one of my favorite Brizio builds.
33 roadsters are rare and this one with a hemi is really rare.
Dick has my style and he still drives the wheels off of this beauty. Â I shot this photo at the LARS when he drove out from St. Louis.
Today’s perfect pair….dreaming!
Both of these driven Deuces are sitting outside Roy’s shop Â where I took this photo. Â The coupe is really a nice hiboy and well maintained. Â Dennis has driven his thousands of miles since completion.