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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Parts is parts,sometimes

Sometimes they are just more then parts.
Something about a rare 4 carb intake for a flathead...

Say hello to Torrington for me

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WW APU / custom frame

Not secret code,
Willy W. Model A Pick Up
Not a radical piece but completely
custom. Built to his exact spec's
Which work cuz Willy builds good hot rods. Stock wheelbase can take fenders later. I will have finished pix of this one for sure

Something about the cracker box trucks

yeah,you could

almost ready to haul the minature goats to market

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Shane's blown coupe

Looks like 99% of my customers are building coupes.
Shane in IL.had us build a swept front chassis for him about 9 months ago.
It is looking killer.Love the little blower,chrome wheels with blackwalls.
I would like to call this one my own.I dig flatheads,but a blown smallblock? oh hell yes.
Watch for updates as the summer chugs along..
good choice in beer too,I like the High Life in cans (have the neon to prove it)
I can see visions of burnouts in my head,just like Hammered Hank use to do..
pulled this one out of my memory bank..straight from my brain,new I-phone ap..

Monday, May 28, 2012

day off ? let's mock up a chassis

Trying to blog everyday,kinda want to see what I do when I'm at the bottom of the barrel for ideas.
Not even close yet,still licking the spoon.
Day off, national holiday.Lets sweep up the home shop.And mock up a chassis that's laying about.
blog'd from phone.Not the best filter choice
split wishbones hanging loose
If I owned a tavern and named it "Ladder bar" would anyone show?
glimpse of the special'nes of the frame..
my driveway is clean,weird filter..
it was a ninety cent ap
maybe I will cover my drive with denim

Sunday, May 27, 2012


Got the 283 up on the engine stand
Getting set to do final detail
Thanks Todder for dropping off my cherry picker

Saturday, May 26, 2012

My new rat rod Don't like the way I drive !? Then stay off the sidewalk

Flat black with flames.red wheels,dirty white walls . So corny I had to have it
Pal Scotty is a semi-pro picker specializing in bikes, asked him to look for a cruiser for me. And damn he found my a road worthy rat rod
sidewalk,get it?
pedals real nice,good rehab for me
two rat rods?
says so on the gusset,must be true

Friday, May 25, 2012

AV8 for Tony B

Shipping to So-Cal next week
Down to the short list
Will share pretty pix before I ship it

Thursday, May 24, 2012

1932 Ford coupe - a little oops ..

Couple things I do like more then others in my vocation.
One is the people.Guys that love old cars,I naturally get along with.

Woody up in Michigan was having a bad day.Knocked the headlight off his 5 window
by accident. The two of us figured out all the parts he needed for the repair.
And had a fun chat doing so.

I like old worn paint and bias ply tires,but can't argue with SBC 3x2,chrome wheels.
Couple pic's of the coupe Woody drives ..

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chassis re-do,another Model A coupe

Kaboom! blew it apart yesterday. Pulled all the good meat off the old bones.
It served it's purpose,but all worn out and broken.Getting a new double Z'd frame.
Should have regular updates as this goes together.Frame will be done next week.
Here's the carcass picked clean. No more Spooky30A

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flathead Ford

59AB the correct choice
Just say no to the yucky 8BA
More soon on the infamous AV8

Monday, May 21, 2012

Philly Dan has a plan

Got some updated pix over the weekend.Philly Dan has been working on the ol' coupe.

 I'll post of some early pictures of his project.Like to see what y'all started with.

hey what's under the tarp behind the trailers?

sheet,it's a Model A Ford I think

Ooo yeah,we can fix her up

"going to California"

Dan's frame,sitting on BudLight Clamato. RIP M.K.

the body is sneaking up on the chassis

all aboard !

looking like a car now,keep it up Dan !

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hot rods,aeroplanes,rain. Good times

Yes it rained.It never rains here.(growing up in Seattle)
But the cars we like and drive ain't made of suger.
Didn't get to see the planes fly,maybe if we hung around longer.
Cool mechanical details on the old machines..
no caption needed
little water ain't gonna hurt
guess who ?
black and white makes the sky look wow,wish I took more pix
she looks good wet
perfect example of scallops
I did have a V8,and vodka
newer plane there -Texan?
Black and white,the new shoes look great
hmmm,maybe on my BSA bobber?
other guys had the same idea,lets drive the old Fords !
the stitching,remember this stitching
insert corny remarke here
back mount gauges,and the stitching
6 windows worth of 1932 Ford