Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ads: a Necessary Evil

Yes, the Gow Cart Blog contains ads and the reason being is building the car isn't free. I could use your help. All I ask for is a click, and you don't have to buy a thing at all. I've enabled ads on this blog in hopes that the good people who read it also will take a split second even on their way out of reading this to click on the ad bar to the left hand side of the screen. This is doing the build a HUGE favor. So please again, don't be mad. Its a click with no obligation for anything. All proceeds go to the build. Thanks for your time and understanding!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Body Snatachers

In some strange way I feel like building this hot rod is just retrieving the parts that have been scattered to the four corners of the USA and bringing them back to where they came from, right here in Detroit. These pieces were meant to be together and I'm just a facilitator in doing so.

Catching you up to date on what has been recovered:

The Engine for the Gow Cart was the first piece in this big old puzzle and it was recovered deep in the middle of Tennessee back in 2004 pulled from an old Cadillac by my wife and I about a week after we were married. 

The Chassis is currently a 30-31 frame that was recovered in Illinois, approximately 10 miles from the Iowa border.

The Rear axle (48 Ford Truck, banjo rear end) was recovered with help from my friend Jason in Michigan. That was an easy one.

Now, the body is next. 1929 Sport Coupe which will be used as the base for a roadster. It's a long haul but this one has been target practice for kids way down in Texas for years now and tomorrow, right after Thanksgiving dinner, Hyman and I are hitting the road to bring this Original Detroit Tin home. 18 hours straight through. 

The body is in the hands of fellow Road Devil Woody from the Tornado Alley chapter. 
Stay Tuned for updates because this is looking like it's gonna be one crazy ass trip.