Toppers Tuesday

Nice crowd today. Don was back from B’Ville and told lots of stories. I need to go one time to experience the salt. It sure sounds like fun. The weather was perfect and the cars were running great. Maybe next year.

The conversation today was about how I should build my new project. The term “Traditional” was heavily discussed and of course the younger people (40-45] think a MII is traditional since it has been around for over 20 years. The final thoughts were build what you want and not what other people think. My long time friend John sent me an email and stated the same thing. I grew up with QC’s, Jaguar, and 57 station wagon rear suspensions but always used a solid front axle. Why change now. The build plan will be to install a dropped axle, 57 nine inch on parallel leafs and a 350/350. Yes, I know it is boring but the build is real easy and can be done in a weekend with bolt on stuff form CE, TCI or P&J. Dial a credit card rod shop and your dreams can come true in a few weeks.

The car is going to the blaster next week so it should be ready for the installation in a couple of weeks. I have been told the after blasting it is necessary to sand with 80 grit, wash thoroughly and shoot with DP90 or ? That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

I have some new pictures today so lets take a look…

Stay Tooned!



Steve has a very nice 54 truck that Donnie is finishing for him. They are having lots of problems fitting the hood to the fenders. Not quite as bad as a 40 hood but close.


Here is one that surfaced yesterday. Nice old Eastern 40 convertible. The car has a Desoto 276 inch motor hooked to the stock driveline. I will go look at this one.


Front view showing trim removal from the nose. I kind of like it as is.


Black and white T&R fits the car. I am sure that is a 39 box that will need replaced and the first six pack is consumed.


Nice 5 window at L’Ville. $25K and firm. Probably worth it. All Deuces are worth the money aren’t they!


Here is a nice Ohio look Deuce. Big and little tires taken to the extreme. I call this the 60’s look and I like it.


If you have never looked at Fastlane’s website do yourself a favor and look at the one man operation rod shop. Dave is one of the best out there. Here is his just completed 32 roadster for a customer. Watch the build on his site.


I think this was the first dragster. John sent me picture. Way to go John.


George has the shot of the day. He and his wife were glad they drove the coupe rather than his roadster. They don’t melt.

Today’ ride…dreaming!


Nice today and I have passengers so I need the rear seat.

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