We have been blessed with 80 degree weather the last few days and that brings out the roadsters. Â We should have a good turn out today for lunch. Â The restaurant has installed new seating and huge 55 inch TV’s all over the place. Â They like us old guys and our cars.
I have been working on my lowering blocks most of the morning. Â 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. Â I have not finished the top mounting pin but I have it figured out. Â I have made my own before and figured why not make another set. Â I mocked up the car with the new blocks, put full weight on the springs and the ride height is perfect. Â While I was under the car, I measured the wheel back space and fender/wheelwell clearance for Andre. Â I am going to use a 15 x 7 with a 3 3/4 ” backspace with a 225 x 75r x 15 BFG tire. Â I used 8 inch Real wheels last time and they were really tight. Â 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. Â I am nearly finished with the chassis and hope to have a roller by Christmas Day. Â I am off to Toppers for some real BS.
Julian and Kathy pose in front of Julian’s new 36 phaeton which has quite a history in LA. Â Kathy is the daughter of Roy Fijastad of Deuce Factory fame.
Kathy tries her hand at driving the phaeton. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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. Â Basically home built it stands out wherever it goes. Â Dave knows classic looks and build cars that will always be in style.
Here is another one of Dave’s builds. Â He is wanting to move on to another project and would like to find a good home for this beauty. Â 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. Â 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. Â Black paint doesn’t lie about the body panels.
Today’s Deuce find….dreaming!
From the HAMB comes this very nicely chopped 3 window. Â I don’t know where they keep finding these cars but I am glad they do. Â It makes me keep looking.