Since most of the country is starting to thaw out from the long winter months, I thought I'd throw together a few fair-weather roadsters for our "Early Iron" column this month. Enjoy!
Scott Witherell's Elyria, OH-based '23 T is truly a homebuilt hot rod. Scott built the little roadster with safety, comfort, and handling in mind, even going so far as designing his own split solid-axle frontend.
Don and Crystal Sauer turned what was a roofless '29 Ford coupe into a convertible, complete with a modified set of MGB roof bows and a fold-down top. Don used square tubing to finish off the door caps and rear section between the B-pillars before dropping the body on a 289ci Ford-powered Total Cost Involved chassis.
Don Jaros from North Port, FL, cruises the Sunshine State in this bright red '32 roadster built like he remembers 'em from his high school days. A few nostalgia touches include the American Racing Salt Flat wheels wrapped in wide whites, subtle pinstriping, and the simple pleated interior. Motivation is provided by a small-block Chevy with Olds valve covers and a Stelling & Hellings-style air cleaner.