I was just reading through the Rip Van Winkle posting and near the end l see that the cars are all displayed in the drive way, now that's a good way to both get that garage all cleaned out and two take a pic of ya stuff.
I'll start then ... all emptied and 3/4 cleaned ... my toys.
I am in need of one more '13 T to complete my year set..
The largeish singer "Meatloaf" once sung "Two out a three aint bad" ... that's true, but the full set would be cool....
OK that only leaves one more thing to say
SHOW US YA STUFF FELLAS.
It will be a month or two before I can get most of my cars out all at once.
I am still looking for the singer car you mentioned? You said it was largeish?
Don't mind me. I figured it out. I think.
Nice Ts! I like '13s.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Wayne, he was referring to the lead singer called "Meatloaf" :-)
I try so hard to ignore modern pop-culture. Sad to say, I did figure it out because I had heard of (him, it,?).
I want to see pictures added to David D's post (how many David Ds do we have now? Am I going to have to start using full names?). I took the whole front end apart on my "mostly '13" speedster, so the timing is lousy for me. I don't want to take any new pictures until I get it back together so I can pull it out of the little barn. Hence the month before I may be able to ad one.
Thanks David D and Gary S.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
COME ON BOYS AND GIRLS YOU CAN DO IT .... GET THE CAMERA OUT, CRANK ALL THOSE CARS UP AND TAKE SOME PICS BEFORE THE WEATHER TURNS ( for our Northern neighbors ), For us Aussies, nows perfect.......
It is a great idea David. It took me a couple days and an hour to start or push the cars in place and then the light was wrong and I ended up with more lousy pictures but here they are. Everything except the Coupe and the Maxwell which aren't ready for daylight yet.
Richard - what's the story on that bus? So neat!
Darren - Nice picture! BTW, I missed you at the OCF last weekend...were you there?
Dan, the bus was used in Yellowstone Park and is a 1923 White. It had been made into a wrecker in the 50's. I bought it in 1966 and spent 18 years rebuilding it as a bus again. Had to build the body, fenders, hood and top irons and bows. Lots of fun. Toured Yellowstone this summer with the kids and Grand kids.
Absolutely Fabulous Bus !!!
Added a couple since this pic.
O.T. More bus.
We couldn't make it this year. We had a busy schedule at work and I couldn't get the time off to go
Sounds like I missed one heck of a weekend though!
Rich -- You did a fantastic job on the bus. How appropriate that you took it back to its old "stomping grounds" for a tour!
Well here are a couple of different shots that would almost empty the garage. Still a few tractors and a couple of chassis not photographed. The first 2 photographs are my toys and the last one belongs to my wife.
It's nice that there's no requirement that any of this makes sense!
Bob,that one in the middle looks like it really flys (LOL)The 40? and 46? are beautiful.
Yup..it flies....and thanks for the nice words.
There even better in person and he did all the work on all of them. I sure wish I had his talents. Thanks for posting Bob.
Here is my collection . The yellow 1910 Hupmobile has a Ford connection (Bobbie Hupp worked for Henry before striking out in his own in 1909) I also have a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster in the shed getting some TLC . I need an early Ford V8 to complete the collection. I did have a 1934 Plymouth for a while . Mechanically may have been better than a 1934 Ford however still wasn't a ford V8 so it went. The cost of 1934 Fords means it'll be some time before I get one I feel -Karl
My Ts in front of my shop.I am currently building one more to sell at the Loveland Swap meet on September 21st. This is the best swap meet by far in Colorado for T parts and tools.
Heyyy Bob! Nice stearman!
Kidding aside Bob Gruber has more talent then he will ever admit to. And his wife Joan is so much more than just a pretty face, she's talented too!
Mike - That's not a Stearman. Tell ya' a bit of a story about how I first saw that airplane:
At the first Buckley Fly-In that I attended several years ago, I watched that beautiful plane land, and I made a mental note that I wanna' watch where that one taxis to after he stops to be sure and check it out! Well, the guy rolled up right next to where I was and killed the engine. I was the first one to talk to the guy when he climbed down out of the cockpit, and when I asked what kind of plane that was, he said that it was no particular kind at all, and that it wasn't even patterned after any kind of plane in particular, and that his Dad had built it to merely "resemble" typical bi-planes of the era. Turns out that his Dad was Bob Gruber, who at that particular time I had not even met yet. And what a work of art it is! I don't know much about airplanes, but the details are really a "study" in craftsmanship! As an example, that lighter colored area between the cockpit and radial engine is the most beautifully engine-turned cowling you ever saw! And you're right Mike,....Bob would never say much about any of the beautiful work he's done unless you ask him. He and Joan make quite a team,........harold
Carl, Don't sell the 34 Ford short. A friend of mine has a 34 Plymouth that he started to restore, he had the body off the frame, if you look at that chassis, compared to the Ford V-8 chassis, it's extremely crude. This friend was into Mopar's. In the middle of restoring this Plymouth, he bought a 33 Ford 2 dr Sedan. That was the end of the Plymouth, it went into his barn, in pieces. That was back in the seventies. He still has the 33 Ford, and as far as old cars, he hasn't bought anything but a Ford since. I even got him into Model T's. In fact a few years ago he pulled the Plymouth frame back out of the barn, he had to repaint it and redo the brakes, got that done and pushed it back in the barn to do a T Roadster, which he has finished and now he is restoring a TT truck. The only advantage the Plymouth has, is it is easier to work on than the V-8, and some would say hydraulic brakes, but not me. I have a Model A Phaeton, and a 36 Roadster, the brakes on both are adjusted right and stop on a dime. The price and desirability says it all.
Aw jeez guys!
You're making my face red!
Joan took that pic from the roof....I won't climb up there!
Nice job, keep em comin.