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  • #53319

    Rik Hoving
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    The famous Eddie Dye Roadster restoration has been in the works for many years. The beautiful looking roadster with some work done by the Ayala’s is a Hop Up Magazine Cover car and has just been photographed by the Rodder’s Journal team for an upcoming bare metal feature.

    Jimmy White shared these pictures of the car in bare metal at the RJ studio.

    “We have been working on the Eddie Dye roadster for awhile now, we finished it up enough for a Rodders Journal bare metal photo shoot. I have been staring at this car in my shop for the past year and a half, sometimes I look at it with disgust other times I look at it and realize it’s a bad ass hot rod!! Sitting in the studio I have realized how fortunate I am to be restoring this car, and how fortunate I am to have good employees working on it.Omarcarb did some amazing metal work and Dice43 had been helping out on it as well.”

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    #53358

    Ian Gibbons
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    Great pictures! Very cool car.

    #53359

    Jeff Neppl
    Participant

    So glad to see this one getting done. Another piece of Ayala history we can see.

    #53411

    Tinwolf
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    P7240080-viMy favorit Hotrod of all , I have wondered what ever happend to the restoration , looks spectacular , makes me happy seeing it coming together , what an Icon Ayala car !!!

    Wolf

    #53431

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Another photo from the Rodder’s Journal photoshoot.

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    #55533

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    The Eddie Dye Roadster is currently at the East Bay Speed and Custom Shop getting painted…

    Here is a sneak peak… in black and white of course!

     

    And the car is featured in bare metal in the current (#77) issue of the Rodder’s Journal.

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    #55534

    Tony
    Participant

    I got the issue a couple of weeks back…it’s a fairly good one. Dye roadster looks fantastic.

    #55843

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Another Rodder’s Journal photo…

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    #55855

    Truly an iconic car – in all it’s forms..  It’s great that all the original custom metalwork was located and re-united with the car for a true restoration.  It’s amazing in bare metal, but I wanna see it in colour!

     

    Dave

    Jus' creepin' along..

    #55858

    Ian Gibbons
    Participant

    Love this car and as Dave mentioned it looks great in bare metal but I as well look forward to seeing it in it’s Cherry Orchid colour!

    #55872

    kustomland
    Participant

    Now that’s some awesome metal work I like too see…!!!

    That roadster is really awesome..

    Im not sure but is this the car the TWO different guys have the parts….??? One guy has the nose cone..??? And wont sell it…??? And the other guy has this roadster…???

    If it is that car im  not sure if the DU Vall windshield on this car is the original one……????

    If I remember correctly and this is that car 2 guys have the parts ???? There is a guy who has a shop on the high way going to SANTA CRUZ in California  who has the original Du Vall windshield that was the original one on the wall in his shop…..He had some connection to the roadster and had some of the original parts….. I tired to buy some parts off him ….. Can some one tell me if this is that roadster the 2 guys have parts and wont sell the front clip..?

     

    Also speaking of Du Vall windshields, I spyed and original N.O.S. Du Vall windshield and know the owner of Sacramento vintage Ford has a stash of uber KUSTOM rare goodies and he has a N.O.S. Du Vall.

    The guy is a pretty savvy fellow and some how finds some really awesome parts……

    KUSTOMLAND

    #55875

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Luke,

    From what I understand is that the original nose and body and frame have finally been reunited again, and all original parts on on this car. I’m not sure about the original DuVall windshield. Perhaps that is in the Rodder’s Journal article on the bare metal Roadster. I don’t have this issue, perhaps somebody else who has a copy can look for it there.

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    #55876

    Ian Gibbons
    Participant

    I am pretty sure it is all original. The guy that owned the original hood and nose piece also owned the original Duvall windshield and I am pretty sure it was all purchased for this car. My understanding is he had built a clone with the pieces, he passed away and the current owner bought the whole car. I don’t have my copy of TRJ yet so hopefully someone can confirm or deny this but it is my understanding that they got it all.

    #55889

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Putting it all back together for the last time.

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    #55898

    kustomland
    Participant

    Hi Ian yes it will be good to see some more info, The reason I made the comment about the parts is there was a 1940 MERC sitting on the roof of another car on the side of the high way for many years but it was near intersection and I just never got around to stopping for years….. Then one day I did and I bought the 1940 Merc. SOLD it to Anthony of the ” CAM TWISTERS L.A. There is a shop beside the yard the Merc was in, I saw there was a 1938 Ford frame with juice brakes and a WW2 seat from a bomber and I went to see if they were for sale, I got taking to the old guy and he had some connection to this roadster and he had original parts to it and a DuVall window frame and he said it was to this roadster. He had a shop full of rare parts , From what I recall of the conversation at some point this roadster was in the SALINAS / MONTERY area, I did not dought him because many of BARRIS cars and a huge amount of known customs were to frequent the area and also because of FORT ORD , Rod Powell and several other well know Hispanic builders were considered the out skirts builders from Los Angeles area, The slow Pokes car club was also from SALINAS, Also many well known cars were in WATSONVILLE also. Dan woods / builder of SALINAS C. A . And most of all ANDY SOUTHARD who is one of the most famous photographers in the world for cars in general of  SALINAS C.A  would maybe know if this roadster was in the area… At some point ??? And if it was I can bet for sure he will have photos of it…..

    Just a thought Rik I know Andy is up there in age but a regular photo section from his collection would be nice on the C.C.C. Because he has just about a photo of every car ever built ……..LOL…for realz he does….I spent 10 hours one night with him in his loft looking at slides until I nearly passed out from exhaustion….. And whats even more carzy is

    Not many people know of have seen his huge collection of GERMAN NAZI officers photos he interviewed every officer during the end of the war…….. He worked as a photographer in WW2 and has every Nazi officers personal photo and autograph including every officers who was stationed in the ” WOLFS LAIR ” in East Prussia. The German historic museum said they don’t even have what he has…

    None the less it was a long slog out for this roadster to came back together and I thought it would never happen…

    What a huge challenge to make this all happen , I GIVE THE GUY KUDOS for handing in there, I bet it nearly did his head in trying to get that front clip, I bet the poor fella had to pay a lot of fedia to make it happen to…..

    KUSTOMLAND

     

     

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