’41 Willys: Bad in Black

10 May

If you follow our posts, Rick Kime’s nasty Willys coupe left us in gelcoat to go off to the paint shop. We posted photos here.

We thought its gelcoat was pretty flawless, but the Renteria Brothers in Morgan Hill took it and knocked it right out of the ballpark. Rick had considered a variety of different colors for the Willys, but we were told the Renterias made the decision for him. They wouldn’t paint it anything but black.
Photographer Fred Childers shot a number of photos of the Willys at the NSRA Appreciation Day up in Lathrop a couple of weeks back. He was kind enough to share ‘em with us…

It was the first time we’d seen the hood piece painted. Check the reflections in the Willy’s flanks — and it hasn’t yet been rubbed out!

Rick’s put quite a few miles on the coupe and reports back that he’s having a blast. We imagine that some of those miles have been sideways, he says it’s been hard to keep from misbehaving in it.

More of Fred Childer’s photography can be found at his own website here.

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