Thursday’s Thoughts

Sometimes you must take a day and clean the garage so you can move around and locate your tools and parts.  Yesterday was one of those days.  The day started with strong Santa Ana winds (60 mph) that played havoc with my trees and pool.  Jane and I spent the morning cleaning and decided to go ahead and do the garage at the same time.  We didn’t finish until today but I am now ready for the winter months. We pushed Andre outside and  placed all the parts I am not going to need in the overhead attic.  I made an inventory sheet so I won’t forget where those precious parts are stored.

Due to the strong winds I did not make it to Pomona last night but I am shooting for the December meet for sure.  My friend Bob needed my help to clean his outside storage area as the wind blew all of his popups away and left the skeleton tubing.  I hope his insurance covers the damage to his property. Luckily none of his car projecst were damaged.  Tomorrow I should be able to get back to work on Andre.

Stay Tooned!


Here is a finished photo of the primered coupe I showed you a couple of days ago. A very nice period hiboy coupe.

The engine and detail of the washington blue coupe are first class.  How about the dual coils!

Frank had his red 3 window out flanking Johnson’s sleeper 40 coupe that I showed you recently.  Frank has a stable full of Deuces and Forties.

The coupe has had the SBC removed and he transplanted in a Ford powerplant for us to admire and keep up with.

Steve ask about this famous LA rpu of Bob Lopez’s which shows up at JCP once in a while.  Purchased in 1958 for $100 bucks and it is still going strong.  I think the Deuce RPU has become the new trend in RPU’s.

I really appreciate the fact that the owner provides a write up sheet on the history of the car.


John also has a stable full of hot rods.  This 40 gasser was at Nicks a few years ago. The American’s are worth a fortune today.  Magnesium wheels  always need cleaning. Note fenderwell headers.

My friend Dave loves customs and sent me this photo of a primo 39 convert.  Skirts were the rage in my youth and still are today for custom lovers.

I show you the back of this Deuce hiboy truck as you can see the nice chop job. Dave lets give yours a haircut.

Today’s SR Cover Car….dreaming!

I took this photo at HHR’s open house a few years ago.  The workmanship on this masterpiece must be seen to be appreciated.  Different but traditional is the title I gave it.  Troy and his crew build some really one-off hot rods.


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