Thursday’s Thoughts

I was up early to take the wife to the airport for a 7:30 flight to Chicago. She has been real busy lately. I now have 4 days to work on my cars or visit a lot of shops. Today is over and I did nothing but visit Albert’s Upholstery Shop in North Hollywood to watch him finish putting the rear window in Bob’s top. Once that was completed we headed for Bob’s house to install the rear flap and window. The window is a 34 thin window which looks very nice in the 3 inch chopped top. We had to use a heat gun to stretch the top material. It is now setting in the sun to erase some of the wrinkles around the window. The top really sets off the car. Pictures below.

I have been spending a lot of time looking and riding in 32 Fords. The roadsters are a magnet everywhere we go. I think any style Deuce is a good conversation piece. I have been a big fan of the 1932 Ford for over 50 years. The sedan is the only one I fit in but I like all models.

I found some nice new examples on JJ as well as in my own files so today is 32 Ford day.

Stay Tooned!



Henry Astor’s sedan. Chopped 4 in the front and 3 in the rear. Rex Rogers photo from Custom Auto in CO.


Front view of Henry’s car. The hiboy approach was a good one in my mind. I fit and can take friends.


Looks like a late Vortec head chevy small block.


Bruce gives his approval of the sedan. Bruce should know as he owns the best of the Deuces.


Another beauty from Rex Rogers at Custom Auto. I love 3 windows also but a little small inside. Cozy for the wife.


One more sedan from Loveland. Some folks don’t like a sedan from the rear due to the straight back. I think it looks fine.


It takes two strong men to pull the material tight enough to fit over snaps.


Bob’s new top with window installed. Window is a 34 which is only 2 3/4 tall. Looks correct to me.


Baking in the sun waiting to go to Bob’s Big Boy tomorrow night.

Today’s ride…dreaming.


Don’s very special deuce at the AZ Deuce Day. You need to hear the little 327 purr. I don’t know if he has a top or not. He is younger you know.

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