Lieb’s 1929 Roadster
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Tom bought this roadster all the way back in ‘58 and has had it sitting in his shop at Scat Enterprises ever since.
The trigger was pulled in 2007 to put in motion the many ideas Tom had planned. The car was brought to SO-Cal Speed Shop and Jimmy was chosen as project manager because the two had worked together prior. The build team included Richie Noguiera for his incredible fabrication abilities.
The concept was to build a traditional car from a stockpile of OEM parts Tom had compiled over the years. It became ritual every Thursday morning for the two to meet, enjoy coffee and sift through boxes of some of the most obscure and rare parts on the planet. The hit list goes like this: an original ’29 Ford body (including a 3” cab stretch) channeled 1” over a ‘32 chassis, folding convertible top, ‘33 Ford hood sides, heavily modified original Ford suspension components, Halibrand magnesium quick change, custom 17” wire wheels and ‘36 Ford-themed BB truck hub caps, hand-built dash insert with custom gauges, trunk-mounted aircraft fuel tank, “Tom Lieb Blue” paint by Mick Jenkins and a green interior by Gabe lopez inspired by ‘20s-era “brass cars”.
As of mid-2015, the car is undergoing some detail work to prepare it for competition at the 2016 Grand National Roadster Show and vie for the title of “America’s Most Beautiful Roadster”.