Toppers Tuesday

I missed yesterday as I worked real hard on Andre. The dash is now out and ready to blast and repair. The bolts came loose without any trouble but getting under the dash is a problem for this old man. I also drilled some more on the door lock cylinder as I broke off the easy out in the hole. This is really fun. I know I have 10 hours in the door cylinder and it still is not out. Now you know why the big shops charge so much money to disassemble a car. You never know what you will run into. More updates on Friday.

The weekend was very nice and cool. The Throttlers Picnic was well attended by the normal Burbank crowd. This is one of my favorite shows for traditional cars. Flatheads, Bangers, Nailheads and Hemi’s are real popular with this crowd. It seemed like there were a lot of Deuces this year which is O.K. by me. I started with the pancake breakfast and headed out to see the cars. I have seen most of these cars many times but never get tired of looking at them. A good car is a good car. I will share some photos with you.

Raining in LA today so Toppers will be light and no roadsters. I will enjoy the Pizza and the BS…

Stay Tooned!



Early morning at Johnny Carson Park. The owners arrive early for the Pancake breakfast.


I looked at this convertible sedan many years ago. The car is an old custom that was stored in a trailer for many years. It could well be one of the six 40 convertible sedans that Henry built for the Worlds Fair in 1939. Art Branum claimed to have the other one in town. Bruce purchased the car recently and has it back on the road. It originally had a Carson top but was not chopped. John fixed that. Another one that got away.


Rear view of sedan. Stude taillights, shaved trunk and Desoto bumpers. The look is right on for the pre-war period.


Mark’s very nice 37 woody. Dave had a hand in finishing this car. Original East coast car.


This little 5 window was sitting up on the hill waiting for people to admire her. I certainly did. Nice detail work, especially on around the firewall.


A sample of the cars that show up for this event. These guys live the part of early rodders..clothes and all.


This Choppers 5 window has been in this same condition for years. Heavy chop and nailhead.


The Miller conversion on this banger was the hit of the show. Lots of time spent detailing the engine. The car is a 29 RPU.


A common site around LA is this red 3 window. What more do you want!

Today’s rides….dreaming.


Low mileage B400 recently acquired by a friend of Tom’s. Jerry has another beauty. Did you know they are making new B400’s in Detroit. Many have been made out of sedans, but these are all new. Thanks Tom for the pictures.


More my speed is this nice older done sedan. Tom sent this in and the car may be at the Hot Rod Reunion this weekend in Bakersfield. Lee has it for sale…$38,500.

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