Monday, April 20, 2020

God bless old school guys...Like Hasse at Roger's Custom

We praised him before. But he's worth to be acknowledged. Here's why. During a normal Friday afternoon car part shopping spree, Hasse at Rogers Custom in Gothenburg Sweden informed me, between the lines, about his ability to tailor make exhaust system.

Here's the conversation that followed.

- Yes, I'll make the piping based on a good drawing or just try to replicate the old system if you bring it in one piece. I can make it based on car model too.
- Is that so? How about making one for my 1949 Oldsmobile 88 fastback.

Hasse bent his back 30 degree and picked up a very old and worn catalog. Flipped down his reading glasses and browsed until he found Oldsmobile. No luck. Nothing older than 1960 could be found in said publication. 

But there was determination in Hasses face. It was obvious that there was a plan B. 
- I think we need to look in the old catalogs, he said with a grin.

Hasse dispersed. Minutes felt like hours. But suddenly, around the corner he came. Holding what I would define as a ancient car part catalog. And it was. It had exhaust system references to mid -40 ties.

There it was, on a yellowed page stained by time was the 1949 Oldsmobile exhaust system part number formula. And yes, Hasse had the exhaust system description needed.
Hasse, a tube bend description and a tube bender. All you need to get the exhaust system you need.
...oh I forgot. A bend-graph from Huth is needed as well.
Hasse made the tube and it was ready for pick up one day later. Carina demonstrate the importance of driving a car with a reasonable sized trunk, like an Olds -38 Business Coupe. Magnus is showing that he has time to spend on tube transport.   

 Summary: To be able to buy tailor made part for a -49 and have it delivered the next day, is simply amazing.

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