Monday, March 17, 2014

A Boy and His Car Prepare for Life With a Wife

There are a few key ingredients that need to be present for a great wedding; two partners, love, devotion, an officiant, a couple of rings, and a 1953 Dodge Meadowbrook. Wait, what? I guess that last one isn't completely necessary, but for our good buddy Tom Westcott it is pretty important. In a couple weeks Tom is getting hitched to his ever so wonderful lady-friend. He has been working his butt off on the rad ol' four-door so he and Rebecca can drive it on their big day.

A couple of weeks ago, the future groom put down the tools and closed up the shop so we could take him out on the town to bid farewell to his days of being a bachelor. You might be expecting tales of girls who dance on poles, fist-fights, fires, and debauchery of all sorts, but that didn't happen. We were perfectly capable of having a great time going to dinner and hitting a couple of our favorite local taverns.

Now, let us fast forward to this past Friday night. It was March 14th so naturally we had to celebrate Pi Day. That also happens to be "St. Louis Day" since Stl's area code is 314. We got together at a friends house in St. Louis to indulge in pizza and pie. Saturday my dad and myself drove down to Waterloo to help Tom-cat and his dad put the front sheet metal back on the '53.

Tom-Tom has done all sorts of things to his Dodge in the last couple months. He has cleaned up and painted the original, flathead, 6 cylinder, engine that was rebuilt by Part Stop. A disc brake conversion was installed from Scarebird Classic Brakes. Everything from the firewall forward was cleaned and painted. I am sure he has done plenty of other stuff on the car along with some suspension upgrades. This gray machine should roll down the road quite nicely on the wedding day. We are looking forward to it. Now enjoy all of my amazing, medium quality, iphone pictures.

Tom was already having a blast at his bachelor party and we had only had dinner at this point.

Mardi-Gras Tom.

This was in the men's restroom. Naturally, I was the first one to go pee when we got to this bar so I know none of our group wrote it on the wall. Must have been a sign from God.

Nick A, Tom, and myself were the only three up for late night grub after all of the shenanigans.

It didn't take long for Tom to crash.

Don't worry, we took care of the jokers who did this.

Pie for Pi night!

I have never seen a juggalo in Waterloo, IL, but they sure like their Faygo.

Nick Sr. deciding what piece should go on next while Tom bolts up the inner fender.

The flathead six complete with the old alternator from a little old hot rod named The Cockroach.

Tom's BMW bikes in front of his dad's newer BMW motorcycle.

Tom's dad and Tom's roommate getting another bike running.

Yeah, we ate pizza two days in a row and were more than okay with it.

Rich and Nick Sr. taking a lunch break.

Tom pulled out a bottle of whiskey. I was obviously having fun.

Tom and my dad fitting the hood.

L to R Tom's dad, Rich. My dad, Nick. Tom.

Front sheet metal is on!



1 comment:

  1. i <3 this 4 door! you guys are are th greatest. good luck!