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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Office space

Contemporary Home Office design by San Francisco Architect Cathy Schwabe Architecture

Finishing touches on my new office space,that's mine on the left thru the barn door

Hard to imagine that is started lie this..

Oh and my weekend'r mountian cabin is finished too.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

test drive double z'd sedan hits the streets

Dave got to drive his hot rod around the block a few times.
The old hi-po SBC from his high school Malibu provides the power.
Over the winter all the little the details can be sewn up,glass etc..

Monday, October 29, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Double Z'd Coupe on the way

Down in sunny California
Silva got his custom double Z'd frame
Can't wait to see the updates
Shootin' for a full on show car

damn nice coupe body
(and custom spec'd frame)

started fitting the two

Friday, October 26, 2012

Frames Ahoy ! El Roberto to CA for Greg

Down in California where the Elk hang out in Groves,there's a guy named Greg.
And he's gonna build himself a nice solid fenderless little pick up.
Here's the foundation getting shipped off. (I bet the back half of that pallet don't make it)
I spent all day running between fab shop,office,pallet co.,office,loading dock.
The next one is going Monday,ran out of time.And I'm all sweaty and tired.And ready for a Oskar Blues !
me myself and I unloaded the 12 foot+ long beast

Thursday, October 25, 2012


go ahead,knock me the fuck out.
Love it when I must spend a couple hundred dollars on boxes.
Ah well,must mean I've been shipping a lot of parts lately

Cool hot rod umm cold

Left the PU outside in the driveway
and it freakin snowed last night
Oh we'll
Missed blogging yesterday , have a couple drafts What the hell, ain't gonna fire myself

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet home Alabama Rosey's sedan update # 1

We started talking about Rosey's sedan project back in July I think it was.
He decided to have us build the whole chassis. Gonna be 8BA flathead powered
T-5 overdrive trans..sweet. Got the frame home last week.Alabama is going to have a nice hot rod.
Watch as we post up pictures as it gets finished up.
(blogger changed up the pic order,can't figure it out..)
roll around tires will not be staying
this here 8BA is the power source
complete chassis from Riley Automotive world headquarters
start with something nice
I can't argue with that.
let no man put asunder

Monday, October 22, 2012

1st pic from PA swept front

Brian got his new frame home today
One dummy on a loading dock sure can foul things up Its all good now
Texas and PA are my two best states
(But lately the upper Midwest boys have stepped orders for sure)
Here's the latest hot rod in PA
I spy 1928-29 body parts

Sunday, October 21, 2012

1928 Dodge 4 door sedan update

Here's the stuff that fires me up!
Mike sent me a picture of his frame on his trailer the day it arrived.
And later the same day ...
He's got the body trimmed and fitted to the frame !
He's on it and I can tell he is gonna build a good one

Saturday, October 20, 2012


I didn't take any pictures.
But I did sell off a bunch of old parts.
Brent bought the Dodge tub,and now Tim is getting to build it.
Future hemi powered roadster. More better posts soon.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Frames Ahoy matey

Arrrrr,that was a arse buster
Silva I got it out today !
Will email the PRO # later
Now I get to load up "rusty gold" for the swap meet tomorrow

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Rod and Custom

Rod and Custom did a nice article this month on the sub rail kits we sell.
Been keeping my friend Henry (Steadfast owner) busy cranking them out.
Made to put a 1932 frame under a Model A body.
Cool deal to get a mention. And Mark Schneider the owner of the coupe under the knive
was just by here visiting...

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Matt got his car back

Since his move up to MI from Texas he's been missing his hot rod.
My old friend (?) Marcie hand delivered it to him.
Just in time to store it away for winter.Glad the trip and delivery went so smooth.

getting loaded

ahh picture problems..
zzappp magically appears in Mich.

I like this picture

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

283 for me

I like early small block Chevy's.They make great hot rod motors.My 1961 283
Nothing to radical, Early Edelbrock intake,Mallory dual point,"camel hump" heads.
Little cam,stock rockers,early Cal Custom valve covers.New 2.5" rams horns.
Going with a T5 5speed.Should push the 32/34 pick up around just fine.
My pal Bruce at Hillsboro race engines built this one for me.
I like all the little stock pieces
valve covers still need one more cleaning and then detail
splash of chrome,
notice the 'vette oil fill with PCV ?
2.5" Corvette outlet ram's horns..yummy
been waiting years to use that Moon gauge
Love the old Mallory 3 piece caps and big condensor
infamous cample humps

Monday, October 15, 2012

Rat rod sedan up in Minnesota gettin' closer

Matt up there in Duluth has been working on his Tudor for awhile now.
Big 440 Mopar will thunder !
Sneak peek..
I'm guessing the term Rat Rod wouldn't bother my buddy Matt.
He brought this one back from the edge for sure.
(I'll let you know how the floor kit is coming along)

Frames Ahoy Brian in PA swept front

More of the same looking pics
Framed strapped to a pallet
Today I tagged the banding machine at the freight company
Hope they don't get mad
cut one foot off the pallet to match frame length
pretty day today outside
last yellow decal I had