When I was really young, my dad built a ’29 Ford with a Merc flathead out in the garage. He always seemed to have Tri-Five Chevys around, too. Growing up in Los Angeles, you see all kinds of cars, and the first time I saw one with a chopped top, I knew that’s what I wanted. Then I learned that a lot of that stuff—the methods and techniques for building cars—came out of L.A., so it meant even more to me. The Barris Brothers, the Ayala Brothers, all the custom and lowrider stuff, I loved all of it ... Read the full article on Hagerty.com:
Whether, like me, you veer to largely stock vintage road cars, luxe or not, old sports cars, or like Coulter Jacobs, rods, kustoms, his concluding four sentences better sum what it's all about better than anything i've read, and he's an entire generation younger'n i.
Meanwhile, i didn't realize his '37 is unfinished 'til i reread his story. Primer, machine, battleship gray, or "elephant's breath gray" as Ian Fleming described an old Bentley in one of his comic books, it's a lovely, softly elegant hue as it is. Don't add or change a thing. Don't even clear coat it.