I spent the morning chasing parts and finally came home and started to work on the roadster (Lucy). Â I went to several parts stores and after answering the question, ” What make and year are you working on?” I came home and ordered on line from Summit and it will be here by Friday. Â I know the brick and mortar stores are not happy with online companies but it really makes sense in today’s world. Â You can see what you want and even talk to someone if you are not sure what you need. Â I ordered everything in less than 10 minutes and never left my desk. Â End of conversation.
On yesterday’s trucks I talked about the compactness of the Deuce and Rudy responded with his solution. Â It seems in Â the early days all you had to do was locate a 5 window body and weld the rear section to the Deuce pickup body and have yourself a pickup with the same room as a roadster. Â I don’t think I have ever seen this done but I can’t imagine cutting up a 5 window to do the conversion. Â It sure sounds like it would work and you have a photo of one I would like to see it. Â I have seen them extended with metal strips but never by using another Deuce. Â WOW!
I am still working on the engine installation and hopefully tomorrow I will be able to install the complete driveline.
Dave Lane built another winner with Phil Becker’s 3 window coupe. Â I have known Phil for many years and think this is his best effort so far. Â He has owned a lot of Deuces including a nice Vicky with mint sheetmetal. Â Dwight, IL is a wide spot in the road but is home to some Super Deuces. Â Congratulations on your win at Columbus.
What can I say about the “Girly” coupe, she just keeps looking better and better with age. Â Pepsi liked her so much they used her in a commercial.
This is an excellent example of a resto rod Deuce tudor sedan. Â A car like this never goes out of style and will always return your investment if that is important to you.
On the high end for a 40 convertible this custom really was an excellent period correct piece and would look nice in Bob O’s garage. Â Studebaker tail lights were the rage back then and still are for custom lovers. Â The 49 Chevy rear license plate bar was also a required item in the 50’s.
This is a modern day version of how they are building traditional hot rods today. Â Note the excellent welding and design of the inset boxing and side steering mount. Â We never had this quality in my day but had some good gas welders. Â Elwood could weld tinfoil together.
Here is my son in the 70’s at the NSRA Nationals in Oklahoma standing in front of a nice 34 sd that he liked. Â I wonder what happened to these cars?
Craig has been working on this wonderful 40 pickup for a long time and I can’t wait to see it on the road. Â Note the Stude lights and Chevy license surround. Â Cool! Â He made the rear flat bumper from two passenger car units.
Four door hiboys aren’t for everyone but with a build like this you couldn’t go wrong and entry for the old guys in the back seat would be much easier. Â It has been for sale for many years.
Chuck has lots of cars and decided he liked the 4 door model with a little off the top. Â The stock Deuce color is a winner but the complete Corvette FI motor hooked to a four speed makes this one fun to drive.
Cornhuskers built this one a few years ago and I have added it to my dream list. Â The LA owner sold it but I was able to see the car a time or time while it was here. Â I loved the entire car but was a few $$$ short. Â Blackwalls and steel wheels and down the road I would go.
Maybe Frank has this one running by now, if so, please send me some photos. Â He can locate some of the best Deuces available.
I found this photo of my Fat Jack chassis tudor I was building in the 80’s. Â Note the front 4-bar set up. Â Jack made his own kit and it was a work of art. Â John now makes this set up for 35-48 cars if you want something that works better than the wishbones.
I had this 41 (Ruby 1) at the same time as the sedan. Â Jack in Detroit purchased it from Dick who had drug it home from CA. Â He said it was once the Beatty tow car for Bonneville but I never did pursue the history. Â My son and I hauled his surfboard to Dana Point on most weekends. Â Smooth running boards were in style in 1980.
Today’s sedan project….Dreaming!
From the web this sedan project would be a perfect replacement for Ruby. Â I don’t know if it was for sale but it looks like it might have been in the swap meet area at Columbus last weekend. Â The photo is from Kirk at Goodguys. Â See the HAMB.