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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by John Lee Williamson, Sep 10, 2017.
Socal34, you're pulling them out of the woodwork, thanks Man, that 40 Chevy is really a rare one.
The 40 Chevy is a 41, not a 40. It's a car that never existed. The owner had every body style of 41 Chevy, and built this one to go with his 41 2 door convertible.
Thanks, for the correction, it's extra rare!
I did this Christmas Card for a couple of years ago... seems appropriate here and now.
Thank You Rik, what a great card at a perfect time.
Red Heinz classic 23 T Custom tub , chaneled in the rear only, still around today.
Excellent article on it in the current issue of Hot Rod Deluxe.
I was as taken with Red's T tub since I first saw it on the cover of HRM (1950)
I had just 'inherited' my complete HRM collection in a Paper Drive, at age 11...this was in 1953.
Mark "Morty" was so impressed with this car that he did a 'loose' tribute to it with his '27 tub...My tub's also a '27, but on Deuce rails.
I saw Red's tub at a Billetproof run some years back, was amazed that it was the original car. Just amazing, this hobby. (addiction, more like)
Glad that you like my car. It is a convertible sedan... roll up windows. I have just agreed to trade this car for a 36 roadster AND a 36 PHAETON... more of a true "tub" to my way of thinking than the convertible sedan.
I'm betting the HAMB is going to like them both. Flathead powered, old Ford trans and stock rear ends.. with hydraulics!
Here's pic of the back of the phaeton as a teaser until we get the cars swapped around.
Thanks again for the kind words about my car. It is a beauty.
I found what I was looking for! A couple examples of '36 sedans turned into tubs. I recently made a deal on a '36 Ford slantback that I'd love to turn into a tub! Any more pictures of 2 door tub conversions?
Here is one we built in the late 70's
And we used and abused it too.
Rik Hoving article on The Ray Vega 38 Ford custom tub
Subject: Rik Hoving did a great article on Ray Vega's 38 Ford tub
nice and rare 2 dr A tub, thanks.
Really happy to see your tub coming along and to think it was just a basket case sitting with a bunch of my junk parts
Miguel, yes, thanks again for doing the swap of stuff and dough for the tub parts, took 5 yrs and it's a running and driving pretty good looking tub with a 40 delux front end. I have some picts but can't get them out of my camera and into my computer. When my daughter comes over I'll get her to help load them. John W.
Here is a picture of my 33 phantom back in the day
Can't wait to see them
I remember John's Tub very well, My Packard Phaeton, 1935
Thanks AJS, Stunning good looks, your car belongs here and now it is, running great since the engine rebuild. Tubs forever! JW
Custom chopped 39 Ford tub with 48 bumpers a bashed in rear fender racing the lakes, pict from Kustomrama
327 powered 39 Ford tub for sale on the web, ready to customize.
More Ray Vega 38 Ford tub picts no top, top
As promised, here are a couple pics from "The Trade" that took place at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
After a couple runs, my pal Bad Bob had the best lap times with his truck and trailer with a 36 roadster on an open trailer; I was the slowest with a 36 convertible sedan... in my box trailer!!
Yeah, it is BS but still a good story!
Back to the present. Early yesterday we took off with my convertible sedan in my box trailer following a pal that was pulling his empty trailer. At the same time a couple fellas in GA, down Atlanta way, did the same thing but both open trailers were loaded... one with a 36 roadster and the other with the 36 phaeton I teased about getting several posts above. We met at the Charlotte Motor Speedway which was almost EXACTLY half way between our garages.
The VA gang also had an added pit crew(more about that later) made up of Shadow, Gene, and George.
I think the GA boys outclassed us because they had ladies riding with each of the drivers!
Nonetheless we met at the speedway at about the time we'd figured except we were about a half hour late due some brake issues with had with my dang suburban! Thankfully, the five of us managed to persuade the old suburban to limp along and complete the trip as planned... with some initial needed adjustment to the brake shoes on the passenger rear wheel and a stop every few hours to wet the brake drum down to cool it off!!
Of course that little situation amplified every other little noise and wiggle we felt in the truck for the rest of the trip!
The hot rod gods were smiling on us and we eventually got home safe and sound... and not really much more than an hour or so later than if the brakes hadn't given us an unexpected "opportunity."
I was a bit stressed and forgot about getting any pictures but thankfully one of the pit crew thought to grab a few pics of the event.
The incoming phaeton and the outgoing convertible sedan.
The GA guys had the cars unloaded and ready for our inspection and test drive. Both cars were did fine for me as did the convertible sedan for them.
This is about all of the roadster that got pictured but, hey, this thread is about tubs!
I'm not sure what was going on here but did think it would be cool to show the Charlotte Motor Speedway sign even if the somewhat reluctant suburban of mine was in the shot. Speaking of shot, I must confess it crossed my mind a couple times to shoot the suburban and put it, and me!, out of our misery when the brakes acted up!
Sorry not more pictures to share but a big thanks to Gene for thinking to get these.
Al, Thanks for the 36 Fords update and picts, the hunt is the most fun, then drive around and see how the car fits you, hope your new 36 fits just right. JW
I just moved the phaeton to my pal's shop for its first showing to the club members at tonight's meeting. After sitting in a cold trailer I got in it and pulled the choke a little and hit the starter and it fired right up. Happy Day!!
I hope it is always like that. I backed out of my trailer and then drove it to my pal's building a couple miles away with no issues or surprises. It seemed a bit spunky, even in cold weather, so I suspect it has a 4.11 rear end. It drove well but want to check it over more. Of the two, the phaeton has seen the most attention and use over the last several years... that is probably why the wheel cylinder let go on the roadster... not enough use.
Sorry didn't think to get new pics but will soon.
I'm really disappointed that I can't get the roadster to the meeting but am afraid to risk driving it knowing that at least one wheel cylinder has failed. I'm still tempted but maybe age and the accompanying better judgement has finally kicked in for me... at 68!! I was hoping to remain a teenager, in my mind, forever.
The pal with the building doesn't want me to touch it... not even the rotting rubber on the running boards. He says he hasn't seen a better candidate for a "patina special." I'm sure I'll get all kinds of advice from my club members tonight... they have never been bashful!
Thanks for the kind words and good wishes.
Hit your club with "Where's yours" that usually works. JW
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