Busted Knuckles in Buenos Aires
Let’s just face it, if you wrench on old cars and live in the USA, we are spoiled beyond belief. Compared to the rest of the world we have: Extremely cheap gasoline, access to any automotive tool ever made, and an abundance of vintage OEM and aftermarket parts at the click of a computer mouse. We can complain all we want about getting a project finished, but it’s not like enduring the extreme dedication required just to build a traditional hot rod and keep it on the road in many distant countries. Thats why I smile when I see these pictures my buddy Bob sent me from Argentina yesterday. Two guys wrenching on an old school roadster on a busy street corner. No garage and minimum tools. Check out the hand built details like the custom grille insert and a fabricated Duvall-style windshield. This is scrappy ingenuity, my friends; Making it look as good as possible with limited resources at your disposal. The crown jewel in my eyes? The torsion bar front end with piston connecting rod linkage! Hot Rodders of Buenos Aires, I salute you!