Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Ruby Tuesday - Custom Roadster

Sue and I went out for breakfast last week and this car was parked near the front door.  I would guess that this is a one off project rather than a restoration of a original car.  No doubt the owner was inside eating breakfast but we left him undisturbed.

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Actually, the car has a very interesting history. [I know the owner] It may or may not be a one off - there were lots of "Speedster" bodies for Model T Fords available in the 20s, 30s and early 40s by many aftermarket companies and by Ford themselves. This car was rebodied about 30 years ago using the old 'original' body as a pattern that the previous owner found in the hills of arkansas about 65 years ago. Frame, wheels, block etc are what was found under the crumbling coachwork. He never finished the car and sold it a few weeks ago, in pieces and boxes to the current owner who now has it running like a top. Cosmetic restoration may, or may not, happen this winter. It is 18 kinds of cool!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Almost forgot... note too that the car now has disc brakes ; Model T's didnt have brakes on the wheels. The owner is a master fabricator...

Liz said... [Reply to comment]

How cool!

Red and Gold

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

That solid axle and leaf spring in the front tells me that the quality of the ride is going to leave something to be desired. Great Ruby Tuesday post though.

Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Now that's different and what an interesting history from YHH.

I can understand why you took a picture of this car! Never thought I'd write that:-)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Catfish - may you rest in peace my friend. Murdered by a drunk driver 21 jun 2015.