I was fortunate to have the help of many good friends on this car:
Diane Arias, 43+ year friend and wife, without whom I would not have survived to build this roadster
Jim Babbs, made the brass radiator 30 years ago
Cub Barnett, 30+ year friend, built the fine engine in this roadster
Bob Bauder, another 30+ year friend, helped with frame and more
John Blailock, 50+ year friend, carburetor help
Sid Chavers, upholstery and top covering
Bob Crow, 20+ year friend, machined the front spreader bar from one piece of 304 stainless steel 2½” X 4½” to my specifications. He also machined the front hubs, spindles & mirrors. Without his help this car just would not have the character it has.
Dennis D’Amico, 30+ year friend, owner of Avenue Auto Service (San Carlos, CA)
Additional staff at Avenue Auto Service: Jan, Doug, Bill, Aaron, Tony, Jerry, Bruce, Hal, Vince, Tommy, Dave, Louis, Rafael — thanks for all your help … and Ed too
Mike Dutra, removable top to my specifications; as a young guy in the world of ’32 roadsters, Mike gave me insight into ’32 Fords from a younger perspective.
Mike Fahey, 30+ year friend, ElecTricks (Half Moon Bay, CA), helped with the wiring and produced the wiring diagram
John Forbes, my good neighbor, helped with glass tail light lenses, wing windows and rear window glass
Thom Holmquist, 40+ year friend
Kurt and Don Johnson, Mel Johnson Metal Products
James La Rheir, cheerfully at my call for help whenever
Sam Lopez, 50+ year friend, has given me help whenever I needed it throughout the years and pushed me to take pictures to document this project
Ignacio Martinez, my fabulous gardener, who once a week stepped out of his gardening role and helped me with the car
Mr. Ed Morgan, gave priceless advice on engine-turning stainless steel
Dave Pollard (DL Pollard Co, Chico, CA, (530) 228-2306) performed the body restoration work; to call Dave a “body man” is like calling Rembrandt a “painter”, both are masters of their craft.
Joe Ridlon, painted my roadster at Avenue Auto Service; Joe caught the vision of this project and took it to the next level.
John Robertson, my southern California connection
Mike Sinnott, 20+ year friend, a real mechanic, was always ready to help me
Forrest Willcox & Terry King are two old hot rodders who let me bounce ideas off of them during workouts at the gym
Ron Zamagni, owner of Accessories Plus, polishing
(Order of credits is alphabetical)
Mike Fahey supplied A/V equipment, video footage, built TV stands and railings, built and programmed automated lights
Deb Shaw-Fahey prepared Judge’s Reference Book, display book, and video presentation
James La Rheir, digital pictures
Doug Layton, many pictures
Sam Lopez, video footage
Ralph Arias (that's ME), many pictures throughout the project
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