1933 Chevy Roadster
1933 Chevy Roadster
This 1933 Chevrolet Master was originally a 3-window coupe. It was converted into a streetrod roadster in the late 1970's by its owner in Oklahoma. We purchased the car from Tim Butler in Mississippi in January 2000 and drove it home to Oregon (via Route 66 from Tulsa to Santa Monica). The old Chevys have a lot of wood in the body inner structure and I discovered that the wood, being 70 years old and weakened by the removal of the top, had to be removed due to stress cracks forming in the outer sheet metal. The plan was to replace the wood with a new metal inner structure and give her a new, stiffer chassis.
That's it. Simple, right? Just a few months of work over the 2001-2002 winter and drive it again in the spring. Well, not quite...
What you see here on this web site is the pictorial story of the 13 years it took to go from a rough, wood-laden Chevy "Coupster" to an elegant, quality roadster with flowing lines and glowing paint. The goal changed from just fixing rotten wood to restyling the lines, taking out the "sharp edges" and making her a unique ride that anyone would appreciate. So much was changed. In fact, everything changed from what we purchased in 2000 except most of outer sheet metal. But even that was not spared; every body panel on the car was restyled. All other parts are new including the chassis, suspension (front and rear), fuel tank, drive line, motor, transmission, interior, wheels, and many, many more things that you can see in the pictures.
So please browse around and see what it took to create this wonderfully beautiful hot rod that we call, "ADMEYER."
- Greg & Dotty Meyer
Valspar press release (press link):
"...this thing is like an island of mechanical serenity and perfection." -- BangShift APEX: The Admeyer 1933 Chevrolet Roadster Is One Of The Classiest Hot Rods At SEMA 2015
"The Admeyer ’33 Chevy had paint so deep it looked like you could swim in..." -- Autoweek
"With Chevy's like this why all the fuss about building the 32-34 Fords?" -- Dennis Sanders
"Here is the roadster to beat. A 1933 Chevy Master Roadster with a rumble was entered into the America's Most Beautiful Roadster competition here at the Grand National Roadster Show by Greg and Dottie Meyer of Tigard, Oregon. The enthusiastic couple brought an entourage of helpers all wearing the "ADMEYER" logo, the nickname of their car." -- Classic Car News
Originally a 3-window Master Coupe
All steel body. Wood removed from inner structure and floor
House of Kolor Kandy Tangerine paint
Modified or handmade the following at A&M Deluxe Customs:
H.E.R. stainless steel grille insert
Harley Davidson V-Rod headlights and buckets from Steve's Auto Restoration.
2004 General Motors LS6 crate motor
Imagine Injection 8-stack intake system with Accel engine control unit
Comp Cams XR275HR-12
400 hp and 400 lb-ft on engine dyno
Chromed Holley aluminium oil pan
Street & Performance pulley system
Street & Performance ceramic-coated headers
Machined and chromed Street & Performance valve covers
2004 General Motors 4L65E crate automatic transmission
TCI 2400 rpm stall converter
TCI transmission control unit
B&M transmission cooler
Twist Machine wireless paddle shifters
ADMEYER-engraved and chromed aluminium 10-quart transmission pan
Griffin aluminum radiator
Custom machined caps and handles by Kustom Knobworks:
2 x 6-inch steel tube hand-formed rails
Rails pinched-in rear 2"
Kugel Komponents front suspension
Modified Jaguar independent rear suspension
Inland Empire aluminum driveline
Billet Specialties "Rail" wheels with custom-machined center caps (with ADMEYER logo)
Toyo Proxes 4 tires
Wilwood disc brakes (front and rear)
Hurst roll control (line lock)
Bilstein shocks (front and rear)
Ridetech ShockWaves (for ride-height control in rear)
Flowmaster Hushpower II mufflers
Custom stainless steel exhaust with cut-outs (by A&M Deluxe Customs)
Custom stainless steel fuel tank and lines (by A&M Deluxe Customs)
Edelman Brulee "Santa Fe" brown leather with Mercedes perforated black leather inserts
Glide Engineering front seat
Front and rear seat heaters (must keep the wife warm)
The following was custom machined stainless steel and copper by Kustom Knobworks:
JL Audio speakers and sub-woofers
Apple iPad Air 2
Builders, Metal Fabrication & Shaping: A&M Deluxe Customs, Cornelius, Oregon
Paint: Ben's Custom Paint, Oregon City, Oregon
Interior and Top: V34 Custom Interiors, Eugene, Oregon
Machining of all knobs, gauge panel, steering wheel hub, gear shifter, caps for radiator, gas and oil filler: Kustom Knobworks, Molalla, Oregon
Machining of wheel center caps, valve covers and transmission pan: JC Custom Machining & Design, Hillsboro, Oregon
Artwork and Design: By Todd Design, Aloha, Oregon
Engine dyno and in-car tuning: Schnell Automotive, Portland, Oregon
Chassis dyno and in-car tuning: Blood Enterprises, Auburn, Washington
Powder Coating: West Coast Powder Coating, Portland, Oregon
Glass: Auto Glass Past and Present, Vancouver, Washington
Oregon Plating, Portland, Oregon
T.F.C., Portland, Oregon
Street & Performance, Mena, Arkansas
Sherm's Plating, Sacramento, California
Wiring & Assembly: Greg Meyer and A&M Deluxe Customs
Web Design & Development: Catapult Web Development
Dotty Meyer: Without the support, love and tolerance from my wife, many dreams would not be possible.
Paul & Carrie Clark: Such a huge help and inspiration.
Chuck Brewton: For helping me find the diamond in the rough.
Eric Bellwood (In Memoriam): Thanks, Buddy, we really miss you.
ADMEYER proudly uses Adam's Polishes for its award-winning paint and interior.