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    Texas rodding. Life between the coasts.

    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.




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    Plenty of goodies to peruse inside the store, its cool in there too.


    Back outside and more cars to see.




















    If I had to take one home, this would be it.








    So all in all it turned out to be a great day. I met some new friends, chatted with some old ones and saw a bunch of nice cars.
    Many thanks to the Millsaps for opening the shop for us.
    Also thanks to the members of Top Tin for supplying the hot dogs and Cokes, and for suffering in the heat to grill and serve them.

    Addios!
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    Pete, thanks for the report - looks like a fine day out in Sachse. Hey, I can see a real nice Handyman in the background. How you managing without a/c? Speak soon. D

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    Absolutely LOVE the Roadster with the louvered boot.

    Wonder if he would swap for my 56....

    No? Thought not.....

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    Just realised that the Flatty is in another car, so as it already has a proper motor in it I will throw in a Kidney to sweeten the deal...

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    Great stuff, Mr L..

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    Been missing these reports Chuffed now though

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    Hello Pete. Good to hear from you. I can only imagine the heat. Regards. Ken.

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    Pete shame we can not transmit the Movie Night over to you live with web cam or something. I am sure there will be an empty seat for you there Pete.

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    We need to take lots of pics for Pete - he knows most everyone - I don't, but guess I'll snap away anyhow. Perhaps a group photo of all Pete's mates (not just but definately SOTF) in return for the great show coverage - and to encourage him to send some more reports from TX!

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    Here! Here! Dave

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