The sports events, tennis, golf and basketball won out this weekend. I am a big fan of Federer, Woods and the Lakers so all went well for me. I did manage to make the final boxing plates for the sedan frame. I like holes, so I cut some 2 1/2 ” holes to match the front and rear plates. Cutting holes with a hole saw is not difficult if you take your time, reduce your drill press to the slowest speed and use plenty of cutting oil. I have some pictures of the finished plates. They look good to me. I don’t have the dimpled hole which is popular today, but these will do and the price was right. Time only.
The LARS is coming up real soon now so I am getting my left over parts ready to take to the swap meet. I didn’t think I had many, but I really do have lots of duplicates that I purchased for the sedan over the past two years. I think I purchased some last year at the show but don’t need them anymore. If you love roadsters and can’t make up your mind what you really like then you need to visit the show and take pictures of your favorite rides. I did this before I entered into the 33 roadster project. I rode in my friend Joe’s 33 and what a difference in the passenger compartment. In a Deuce, I can’t stretch out my legs and my knees hit the steering wheel. The room in my 33 allows me to sit comfortably and stretch out my legs. I can adjust the seat forward and back so my wife can drive. I still like the looks, history and coolness of the Deuce, but only for bragging rights and unique events held for the exposure. I will attend in my sedan and be cool with comfort in my old age. Brookville sure has made it tempting to build a Deuce roadster or coupe but you can purchase one much cheaper than you can build one today.
I have not received any more pictures so we can look at some old ones. The style I like never changes, but the quality keeps getting higher and higher. I like garage and driveway built cars, but go crazy at Brizio’s or SO-CAL’s open houses. They build the ones I dream of. I am waiting for my stimulus package to purchase one….right.
Now I need to go back in the garage and take some pictures so…
Moal builds some really unique roadsters. These two are more traditional than most. These cars are not for the light in the wallet people. You will not find these parts in the catalogs of major suppliers. Each car is custom crafted buy some of the best in the business. Step up or step back as John Kovar use to say.
This is one of my favorite car Steve built for John. The roadster was started by Mike Martens and finished after his death by John, one of his closest friends. The car is more traditional with a Deuce frame, QC, GW Ford motor and the body modifications by Steve Davis and Moal are suburb examples of the masters…a work of art.
The interior is beautiful with a rare dash panel, heater and little details like the upholstery panels matching the dash panel.
The engine is a GW head equipped Ford prepared by Chrisman and it sounds really great. Note Moal air cleaner, his specialty.
Seldom seen except on Moal cars… a front gravel pan which helps push the air up through the grille.
Steve’s handy work on the door tops. This has become common and is on several cars since Doane performed the sculpture on his beauty.
The trunk was not overlooked. The aluminum work was painted to look like upholstery.
My holes in the middle boxing plates. No comparison to the above work.
Front boxing plates with holes. Holes in the rear are 2 1/2″ while the front ones are 2″
From Pinkee’s Rod Shop a very nice 5 window with an LS1 detailed to look correct for the car.