The East coast is really taking a beating this winter and California has seen some cold spells they haven’t experienced in a while, but today is perfect. Â The sun is shining and the roadsters are running around thinking it is summer. Â I am working outside on Andre and just came in to do today’s blog. Â It is wonderful that sunshine still inspires to me to work on my cars. Â The warm weather really makes me feel good and happy. Â Today’s project was to cut the steering arms off the 40 spindles. Â I used a chop saw and cut them off close to the boss and then ground them smooth on the belt sander. Â I hope to install the steering arms tomorrow if the sun shines.
Bob O called and he too was inspired and re-did his front spring on his 40 truck. Â You may recall that he broke the Mono-Leaf spring and I gave him a stock spring which he re-did and it turned out way too low. Â Now he is on his third spring from Ron and it turned out perfect. Â A stock spring with reversed eyes on a Magnum axle works the best. Â I still use a Mono-Leaf to mock up the front end prior to installing the stock spring as above. Â I will check out the stance and take a photo tomorrow. Â The wife is going away tomorrow so I have the whole day to visit some shops and pick up some parts. Â What more could a man ask for?
Lou had a great idea with the 57 325 Hemi. Â If I could find one I might put one in Andre. Â Tom is putting one in his 40 truck.
This is the start of a chop on a nice clean 40 truck. Â Note step to keep rear window stock height.
Roy entered this delivery in the first GNRS held in Pomona. Â The 39 headlights and smooth bumpers were done to create a different look on this BRG delivery. Â The Sid’s interior was one of his better ones in a delivery. Â Baseball stitching was used on the bucket seats.
Larry was known for his 40 Fords and this pristine example was for sale for quite some time. Â It was in Atlanta when I lived there in the 70’s.
Lou’s delivery was a 1941 Ford standard as you can see from the grille. Â Some folks same the fenders are different but I have yet to find a difference in the 3 I have owned.
The fellow claimed this was a one off “95 Special” and had the chrome on the front fenders and a 95 in front of the Ford script on the rear of the hood. Â I don’t think so!The spot light is a common option on commercial trucks and I am glad Andre didn’t have one….one more hole to fill.
Harvey still has this one stored away in his garage waiting for a revival. Â It has been there for over 30 years.
Harvey also has this cherry pie 34 roadster sitting behind his garage. Â I have the chassis from this one under my 33 roadster with paper work. Â He won’t sell the roadster or the delivery. Â Smart man.
Sometime it pays to look in the storage yards to find your dream 40 coupe. Â This is a local photo.
Today’s Tribute to Barry….he built some Deuces to remember!
Barry built this clone of his first hiboy using a Wescott body and one of his chassis. Â In reality this was a much better built car than his first one but his first one will always be “The One for me”.