Big day today. My friends Bob and Bill picked up two Deuces they purchased from a widow in the SD area. We have all heard the stories of these finds, but this one is true. I have pictures to prove the cars are still out there in peoples garages. Both cars are all original and hot rods. The coupe is very stock looking as is the roadster. Each car has an Eastwood chassis with SBC’s and 4 speeds which was and still is the way to build a traditional hot rod. Congratulations on your find.
I worked on the motor for the roadster today and have decided to install the early Corvette valve covers with the hp decals and breathers. My first new Corvette out of college was a 1965, 327, 350 hp convertible. My wife and I were married in this car in Chicago and drove it to Detroit the next day and I started to work. One fact from those early days is my college buddy, Chip, who I have kept in touch with all these years lives about 15 miles from me and is a Corvette specialist. Small world. I phoned him and he confirmed I could indeed find the parts I needed. I had these units on my 48 convert and everyone loved the look. I have J&P tumble them for the sand cast look. There will be no chrome on the engine…paint only. That is the plan.
I have several more pictures for you today from the show. The quality of the cars inside and outside of the buildings was higher than ever. The Suede Place had some really nice cars that I liked. If you like music, dancing and hot rods you could not be in a better place than here. These folks know how to have fun with their cars and are very nice to talk to about the cars. This trend will not end anytime soon.
I have been following the delivery on ebay and have talked to Bob about his car. This will make someone a nice car with a little work. I know the history of the San Jose car and you are getting good sheet metal. If I did not have Andre I would purchase the car and build it.
Lets look at some cars…
Here is one of Bob’s new Deuces. Maroon in color and super nice sheet metal. I have owned five 3 windows and loved all of them.
Here is the roadster they drove home with the coupe. Full fendered cars are growing on me….especially roadsters.
Tom built this beautiful traditional roadster for Sidney in TX. The car looked great under the lights in the big tent.
Not the best picture… the interior features a lot of detail with Auburn panel and Art Deco heater. Sid did the interior and top featuring Walsh top irons.
I am smiling again. The cover car building had a lot of traditional style cars. This was the entrance with Tom’s car and an another early cover car standing guard. Tom’s is one of my all time favorites and this is the real one.
A Foose designed 34 for Ken had a lot of outstanding workmanship. I am not sure about the 36 grille but it doesn’t look bad. I like the 37 grilles better.
Outside The Suede Place was a very nice bare metal roadster. For some reason, I really like bare metal cars.
Rear frame horns were moved up so the QC really stands out. Nice look, but I prefer tank out back.
A wonderful group of guys. The PRC had a nice show of cars in the Palace. Richard’s 34 is another favorite. Nice man.
My weakness for 5 windows show through on this car. The car had a blown SBC and was for sale for some serious money.
This is an amazing place and even though they were busy getting ready for the show Troy had a very nice lady give us the tour. We all appreciated the time given us old folks who love the great craftsmanship this shop produces. Thanks HHR. They were the featured builder at the GNRS.