The winds are blowing today and it is much too cold to work in the garage. Â The wife and I decided to go over to IMS and stop by the IKEA store so she could pickup a few things. Â I did manage to secure the aluminum I needed but had to purchase a whole sheet as partial sheets Â were not available in the thickness I required for my water cooler motor plate. Â I can use the rest of the sheet on some future project. Â I completed the wiring of the motor and switch on the water cooler and Bob came over and blessed my work. Â The motor works fine and should last as long as I will be welding. Â Now for the final assembly and I will be back in business.
I have some more photos of the GNRS to show you today and probably tomorrow….So…
I know I liked this hiboy from the moment I saw the Washington/Lombard blue paint and dark brown interior. Â It looked like a SO-CAL car but I don’t think they built it. Â It is hard to beat a nice looking hiboy roadster like this one. Â You could drive this one on the street or show it and be proud.
Rudy had just finished this Mercury and it was breathtaking to say the least. Â The chop and body work were perfect.
Green seems to be the color to use with black cars this year. Â There were several Mercury’s in the show but this one was my favorite.
A well advertised car this Alan Johnson built hiboy really is quite trick with all of his Perfection Parts installed.
Roy at West Coast Street Rods built this local car. Â The car now sports a new Gabe interior and caught my attention at the show. Â I had seen the car in Roy’s booth at Father’s Day but it was not finished. Â The black paint was a mile deep and the sheet metal was arrow straight.
Pat had a prime spot in building 3 this year and his roadster was looking good. Â Note his Polished wheels for another look when he decides those WW’s need a rest. Â Cadillac powered and a real Deuce roadster.
It seems a lot of people are building RPU’s and this green and black fendered car from Fresno was well done. Â Wire wheels are really popular on 32’s.
Brookville had a new set of fenders and pickup box available for you 32 pickup cab. Â These will not fit a stock Deuce pickup bed.
Outside the Palace was this record holding brass screw sedan. Â I quite counting at 10,000 screws. Â I know someone spent many hours and days doing this work. Â The interior was full of special constructed items also. Â Definetle,y in your face style, the workmanship was great.
Today’s Custom 1940 Coupe….because he can!
Donn Lowe, a renown custom car builder, had a show stopper with his radical 1940 Ford coupe. Â As you can see in the bare metal picture he knows how to do metal work properly. Â I would hate to guess the hours or dollars involved in the build but it is a true show car as we used to know them.