Topper’s Tuesday

Toppers was hopping today. Big turn out, even some roadsters showed up for the BS. Bobo was late as he had to run and pickup a new spring for his project. He had his old one narrowed and the eyes re-rolled. Turned out great. The conversation covered various subjects and had very little to do with cars. Some days are like that.

The subject of paint jobs was discussed and it was determined that $40,000 plus might be a little excess for a hiboy paint job. I know of people who have spent even more. I know it is expensive, but come on is the paint that much better… I don’t think so. I looked at a paint job Donnie did yesterday and it turned out great. He said a good quality gun makes all the difference in spraying the color. He used 3 quarts of blue and a few quarts of clear. I am not sure what he charges but I am sure it is under $4000.

The Streetscene boys showed up today and it was good to see them back to normal after the passing of Joe. Plans have been made for his memorial and it will be held on July the 11th in Simi Valley, CA. Dave made shirts that turned out really nice. Proceeds from the donations will go to the American Diabetic Society. Great job Dave.

I came home early and worked in the pool as it is real hot in LA these days…

More pictures from the weekend…

Stay tooned!



This convert had the rear bow lowered a bunch. Looked out of proportion.


A better view of the same car. You need to do something on these tops but I have not seen many I liked.


Drip rails can be a problem on deliveries. C&G solved the problem by molding in the side and rear drip rails…not too bad.


Rear molding looks good in this picture. Gary has this done to his.


Beautiful Tahitian red convert. The car had a very well done interior in camel leather.


Motors vary in 40 Fords. This meet had a little of everything. Here is the traditional flathead which always looks great.


For you French flathead fans there was a beauty in this sedan.


You don’t see many BBC but they do show up once in a while. They are 4 inches longer in the front of the mount than a SBC.


If you want different, how about a blown Hemi for you ride. Beautiful car that has been around for a long, long time.


Dashes were not woodgrained in 40 Fords, but this one looked good with Chevelle dash insert.


I liked this one even better. You can see a 40 dash in about every configuration you want at this event.


Interiors are also very different depending on owner’s taste. This was a stock pattern in vinyl.


I like the T&R in this sedan. Classic and looks like a Hot Rod should.

Today’s ride…dreaming!


I know Tom is thrashing for Bonneville so here is my inspiration. Thanks JJ for photo.

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