We went back to the Habit for lunch today and sat outside in the beautiful California sunshine. Â We have been having terrific weather for roadsters and a couple showed up today. Â Dick and Myron came but did not drive their roadsters. Â Don drove his red beauty and we all have a great lunch discussing the upcoming Hot Rod Reunion. Sometimes a change can be a good thing and it sure breaks up the menu of pizza and salad.
When I returned home my parts from Pete and Jakes had arrived and the wife had them sitting on my workbench. Â Upon opening the package, I noticed they had a flyer announcing some new parts and website. Â One item that I have been talking about lately is the lower steering column bushing for a 35-40 Ford steering column. While I make my own, this one looks better with its bronze bushing and steel outer case. Â I think I will order one and give it a try. Â As a former marketing manger, I certainly do recommend you send a flyer with each shipment to your customers to let them know what is new or special at your business. Â I did a monthly newsletter to our customers asking for their input and business. Â It really does work and cost nothing to ship as the customer is paying for the shipping. Â You can make your own flyers with an in-house system and really keep the cost of production down. Â When you have a strong brand like P&J’s you can’t afford not to stay in touch with your loyal customers. Â I have been purchasing parts from P&J’s since 1974 and have never been disappointed in the products or service. Â Jerry and Jason know their business and I wish them many more years of success.
I need to go back in the garage and accomplish something today so…
Boyd built this Deuce woody for Don Smith and used a Brizio chassis with P&J components. Â The car is still in use today.
Terry built this Deuce and used the traditional parts from P&J on the chassis. Â He is the master metal man in LA.
Terry also built a real Deuce roadster with his skills. Â This car is still roaming the streets of LA. Â Terry probably made his own components but copied the look of the P&J era. Â Four bars were the hit of the 70-80’s and then the hairpins came back into vogue with the SO-CAL speed shop line of Deuce parts. Â I prefer the look of the P&J units but that is a personal taste.
For me, Lobeck’s roadster was the one that really put him on the map and everyone tried to copy, including me. Â Bill’s Rod & Custom in Springfield offered the same parts as P&J. Â Lobeck installed them on his roadster and had Pete Eastwood approve on one of his trips to Springfield. Â Bruce Meyer owns this car today.
Gibbon saw the market for a 34 hiboy roadster and this is number one at Columbus in the 70’s. Â P&J components make up the chassis suspension.
Rodger Bell also builds some show stoppers with the traditional look. Â Note the long hairpins on his chopped Deuce phaeton. Â I hear he still has 50 gallon drums of Dupont 99 in storage. Â This has always been one of my favorite phaetons.
My friend Steve located another seat which Bob O would like to have done in the same pattern. Â These seats are comfortable if the springs are good.
Here is a nice tan 40 coupe with orange wheels. Â Bill has a great looking coupe with a Corvette mill. Â All Deuce owners are required to own a 40 coupe during their tenure in the hot rod world.
Another 40 coupe with a killer stance and the sneaky cut outs hanging below the running boards.
Today’s 40 coupe….dreaming!
This is one of the best photos of a 40 coupe I have seen. Â Note tach on dash and beautiful 5 spoke Americans. Â The car looks like Dick’s except for the style of flames.