After listening to Obama tell about his birth place, I headed to the “Office” to see if I could find something to do this morning. Â Don wanted me to go see and old GM friend of mine and offered to take his Deuce roadster. Â He Â just installed a 200R in his roadster and wanted me to see how the new low gear added to his heavy right foot. Â I jumped in and we headed over the hill to the Valley to see Dick. Â Dick is one of those guys who can do it all, fabricate, body work and paint, and final assembly. Â He does this is a small space under a carport at his house. Â The end results are of very high quality. Â Dick is 75 Â years old and still keeps the flame going in his neighborhood. Â I only got a photo of his engine using my iphone and I promise to visit him again when he is further along on his Nova wagon. Â Dick also has a Deuce roadster hiboy he has owned for many years. Â Everyone has a Deuce roadster in their garage in the Valley….no kidding. Â I rode with Don back to the “Office” and came home inspired to work on Lucy.
The wind blowing in your face at 80 mph makes you want a roadster and hat strap to keep your hat on. Â I need to go to work now.
Don is 80 years old and has put 17,000 miles on his roadster in the past couple of years. Â He keeps it immaculate and is heavy on the gas pedal most days. Â Bob O wants him to install whitewalls and bias tires but Don likes the ride with the big tires.
Don and Frank share the passion for Hot Rods. Â Frank is going to miss his 5 window which he sold recently. Â Don will have his forever.
This how Frank’s 5 window looked when he started. Â The picture was taken outside London a few years ago.
I did not have my camera at Dick’s house so I shot this with my iphone. Â I am still learning how to make them better size wise. Â The engine detail is very nicely done in a cream and gray color with many brackets and braided hoses.
I know a lot of Don’s that own Deuce roadsters. Â This is one of my favorites. Â I noticed he has added radial tires to improve his ride to LA once in a while.
Another iphone photo showing Bob’s radial whitewalls with steel wheels. Â The color on the coupe is CMG.
Here is the whole car showing the standard version of the clean little coupe. Â This is a classic ride that will always be popular with the crowd.
I found this photo of Tom’s roadster that was taken when Gary first had it in his possession. Â Note Drilled axle.
Manno’s sedan is another RB’s creation that must be a true hot rod ride with those pipes, blower and louvers blasting down the road.
Today’s 34 hiboy roadster…..dreaming!
I think this is the very first 34 hiboy roadster I saw on the street. Â I immediately adopted this car as my base line for my own build. Â I added the quickchange due to later seeing Lobeck’s Deuce of the 70’s.