Toppers Tuesday

We have been blessed with 80 degree weather the last few days and that brings out the roadsters.  We should have a good turn out today for lunch.  The restaurant has installed new seating and huge 55 inch TV’s all over the place.  They like us old guys and our cars.

I have been working on my lowering blocks most of the morning.  I could only find aluminum ones and I prefer steel blocks so I made my own out of 2 1/2″ square x 3/16″ wall tubing.  I have not finished the top mounting pin but I have it figured out.  I have made my own before and figured why not make another set.  I mocked up the car with the new blocks, put full weight on the springs and the ride height is perfect.  While I was under the car, I measured the wheel back space and fender/wheelwell clearance for Andre.  I am going to use a 15 x 7 with a 3 3/4 ” backspace with a 225 x 75r x 15 BFG tire.  I used 8 inch Real wheels last time and they were really tight.  I need new U-bolts with the new blocks and I will look for those after lunch.

I am also going to pick up some tubing for my drag link and tie rod which I need to make tomorrow.  I am nearly finished with the chassis and hope to have a roller by Christmas Day.  I am off to Toppers for some real BS.

Stay Tooned!


Julian and Kathy pose in front of Julian’s new 36 phaeton which has quite a history in LA.  Kathy is the daughter of Roy Fijastad of Deuce Factory fame.

Kathy tries her hand at driving the phaeton.  Bob O had one of these for a long time and his had a Carson style top rather than the tonneau.

I think she liked the car and who wouldn’t.  Note the Rod and Custom sticker on the windshield.

Julian’s brother, Tiki, worked for Steve Davis and chopped the top on my 3 window back in the 80’s.  Their father owned a body shop and had a beautiful Regency Red Deuce 5 window coupe which I believe they still own.

I really think the 34 roadster is one of Henry’s best overall designs.  This stocker would look good with a dropped axle and nothing else.


The 1938 Ford woody is a rare bird and this one is one of the best.  Basically home built it stands out wherever it goes.  Dave knows classic looks and build cars that will always be in style.

Here is another one of Dave’s builds.  He is wanting to move on to another project and would like to find a good home for this beauty.  If you have any interest contact him at Seabright Hot Rods.

Another Dave loves 40 converts and is deciding what color to use on his top.  I prefer the white with the black. Lots of custom stuff on this convert.

The top is chopped and the hood is nosed for that true custom look of the 50’s.  Black paint doesn’t lie about the body panels.

Today’s Deuce find….dreaming!

From the HAMB comes this very nicely chopped 3 window.  I don’t know where they keep finding these cars but I am glad they do.  It makes me keep looking.






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