Last Saturday was hot. Nothing unusual about that, its summer in Texas and hot is the norm, you just deal with it. The problem is I had a shop full of problem cars that had been kicking my ass all week, and I was not in the mood to deal with it. I wanted a day off, but what to do. Sitting around the house is a no no, as I know that after an hour or two boredom and guilt would kick in, and I would end up at the shop anyway. I know! I'll take a ride out to Wades Rod and Custom, I had left the gas door for the Chevy with him a couple of weeks ago to get some paint matched, it should be ready by now. Well I am half way there and decide it might be a good idea to call ahead, he answers, and I tell him I am on my way. "I'm just leaving" he says. "Where you going?" "Sachse [say "sack-see"] Rod Shop, their having an open house." "Do me a favour" says I, "leave the gas door and a 3/8 wrench where I can find them, and I will see you out there."
Now my Saturday is looking up.
Sachse Rod Shop is a full service company, and builds some of the areas finest modified automobiles in whatever style, be it "hot" "street" "muscle" or "custom", that your heart desires. http://www.sachserodshop.com/
The owner has a nice collection of Studebackers that he is going to get to one of these days. I don't know if this one is his or a customers.
The rest of them are out here.
This shop stays busy.
The heat kept most of the owners in the store or under the shade canopys, away from the parking area, so not much in the way of character studies, but plenty of clear shots of the cars.
Dash from above '60 Ford wagon.
Are badger bristles traditional.
Original idea for heel pad.
A little bit of everything showed up.
Wade, [remember him from the beginning of this story?], built this. Watch for it in an upcoming Super Chevy magazine.