Friday, March 26, 2010

Daytons --Future Legendary Car?

I could be putting my foot in my mouth just for posing the question. But the car stand on it's own. We'll see what happens soon.

Luckily I shot a short video just before Thanksgiving documenting the car as I got it. You see some of the interior, the top, and the overall look of the car close up.

Daytons isn't much different from many nostalgic hot rods being built today. It has everything any great hot rod has and more. Some of the parts might be hard to get, ie. the wheels, but with patience they can be found, I guess. The difference is, the car was assembled in the 50's.Will it become a legend? The car has really never been known before. There are no pictures of it in early magazines that I've seen. No-name builder, don't know yet. But time will tell.
Well the car will be hitting the streets soon, it's first shows season is here... featured in a magazines maybe. I call it 'Daytons', what is everybody else going to call it?


  1. If you had said that the car was originally built in the forties, I would have found it even easier to believe, with the exception of the fenders which may have been an equipment problem where the cops more aggressively enforced an old law in the '50s as a means of bearing down on rodders who were thought to be hoodlums. Now the gray haired guy driving a rod in not seen as a threat to civil order. The Cragar B engine tells little except that the Flathead V8 was installed in an unlikely era for it to be fashonable,but more of a retro move. Later in the fifties, and into the sixties you could barely give a flathead away, but that's another story. By '62, this car was almost a relic. Hard to understand why a flathead would have been installed in a later era unless the banger failed and the V8 was an easy replacement in the '32 chassis or the conversion happened after the flathead was rehabilitated as a rodding icon. AJ will surely surely stay on this history project. Hope he finds the facts and not just the hype. Good Luck: Fred A