I am off to the office early to see if Bob brought his new top home. I sure hope it come out to his liking. Bob likes things nice and clean so I am sure it will be done right. I hope to spend most of the day on Andre. I want to remove the rear lock cylinder without the hassle I had on the first one. Piece of cake.
I received a lot of mail concerning yesterday’s 40 coupes. The fellow who builds these cars is a perfectionist and has the process down to a science. Tim is retired and works on cars as a hobby not a business. He is restoring a 1957 Chevy FI car right now, but has plans for another coupe in the future. I think you will agree his cars have the traditional look with the modern conveniences. He does drive them and they provide a quality ride with a solid axle.
Another builder of 40 Fords is Bob in Clearlake. He has built several real nice forties. Bob is a good paint and body man and painted some of Tim’s cars. Bob has a real nice coupe for sale which is pictured below. Forty Fords will always be one of my favorite cars and I am grateful to anyone who restores them. If you can only have one car a 1940 Ford is not a bad choice for style, ride and comfort.
I need to head out and take some photos so…
Bob’s Tahitian Red 40 coupe. Real nice.[singlepic=3291]
Bob’s top was done so I took some photos at the office. Looks really good in my opinion.[singlepic=3292]
The bows and irons really show up against the black headliner. Neil Gates really makes great top assemblies. He has the eye for the correct look for a Deuce hiboy top.[singlepic=3293]
Rear profile shows top style for a correct period top.[singlepic=3295]
Inside view of a chopped 3 inch windshield. Looks cool from the passenger seat. I just fit if I slouch down. Albert will lower seat by 2 inches and it will be perfect. I need a place to ride you know.[singlepic=3296]
Bob wanted the snaps and they look very correct for the period.[singlepic=3294]
Another view from the front. Flap at windshield keeps wind out.[singlepic=3302]
Side profile shows the early look with the top being parallel with the door. Great job by Albert. Maybe I will take my top irons over to him when he returns.[singlepic=3300]
Bo’s top has the same look. Circa 1948.
Today’s ride… dreaming.[singlepic=3301]
Another sedan hiboy going together on JJ. Photoshop chop of 5 1/2 front and 4 1/2 rear. A little too much for me but really has the Bonneville look.