The powder coater called and said they would deliver the chassis and parts tomorrow morning. I have the garage full of other stuff right now so I spent the day moving everything around in order to make room for the chassis. I have a concern about taking the chassis off the truck as I cannot do any lifting. Loading was no problem as the lift gate did the work. I hope we can use the same method to unload the chassis as it is wrapped in protective sheeting. I have some dollies I may be able to slid under the chassis and just slid it off on the lift gate. I am a worrier but it usually works out just fine. I have another batch of parts to send but I am not quite finished with the prep work. I will haul them over next week for the final finish. I hope I can remember where all of these parts go especially the little parts. This is fun!
We are expecting a heavy rains tonight so I put everything in the garage that could get wet or damaged due to the strong winds that are blowing. Sometimes you need to take a step back and relax prior to the big day. I sure hope the chassis looks good and I don’t have to re-do anything.
One of our vendors left for Bakersfield today as set up day is tomorrow. He didn’t know what to expect this year but I have to believe that most people will attend that always attend and a few may stay home due to the gas and economy. I think the count is normally around 1900 cars which is more than you can look at. I will have photos on Monday.
The rear window on a Deuce top needs to be slim not tall. Most people use the 34 window which has this shape.
Before you start bad mouthing hidden hinges remember Joe Nitti did them in 1948 and everyone thought they were cool. I know guys who have removed them and added outside hinges back to their cars. How our thinking changes.
I can’t see a thing wrong with Joe’s roadster in this photo.
I like the rear windows to be small on chopped cars. I know they are more difficult to see out of but big windows don’t look correct o me. Take 3 inches out all the way around.
Here is the finished product from Custom Auto in CO. This one does it for me.
Holes are in today and this Deuce chassis has had the treatment. Maybe the rear cross member is too much.
If anyone has an update on this OR beauty let me know.
Alan has a very nice mint 37 slant back that he is keeping. He kept the flatty but added a MII for a better ride.
Pete and Rick are recreating the Deuce sedan from their youth. See the HAMB for details. They promise to have it at the LARS in June.
Here is one of their earlier collaborations which also has the look still popular today.