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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Biscayne 1968 Biscayne station wagon

Y'all know I like the big ol Chevrolet's. And the uncool models are better.
How about a slammed wagon !?
I goof off a lot on tumblr, have a look at this one

This guy has been doing a bunch with the old drawings and factory photo's
click on it, fun scrolling thru the images.

I remember yanking a 327 out of a 1968 2 door fastback and throwing the car away.
(wrecking yard down the street took it for free) J & L ???  I will think about the name...

Even ugly forgotten cars look good slammed on the ground
Case in point- 1965 Mercury 2 and 4 door Monterey

I'm on tumblr as ....you guessed it vaphead. If you follow the blog a lot of the pictures will look familiar to you. http://vaphead.tumblr.com/

Monday, December 30, 2013

1932-34 Ford pick up parts

Dennis got his patch panels from Wolf
They look real good. Will update when he gets them welded in .

bottom of the rear of cab

cab corner, reaches up towards belt line..

Who's coupe ! ?

Found this on Tumblr sure looks like a Riley Automotive swept front frame.
Send me a email if you know who owns it ;
I will update the info when I know, but all the clues leads me to believe it's one of mine..
I like it a lot, mag wheels, shiny paint, cheater slicks look good.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Roadster and a truck

Mark"s roadster is looking good

 And check out this little cracker box 
Model A pick up used as a display at Bass Pro Shop

Friday, December 27, 2013

two wheels

I like bikes. Been riding dirt bikes my whole life.
Built my first chopper at 10 years old..(modified Schwinn)

Been looking and thinking about a simple little "cut down" bike.
The Yamaha XS650 is a good one..or maybe a thumper 500 single Honda..

here's one I like a whole lot.
the pipes following the frame disappear almost.

The drum brakes are cool don't need a m/c

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Time off,and sloppy fab work sample

Honestly, I'm taking the week off.(But I'm still working)
But let's go to a long lunch ! 
Won't always be on the phone....but will be checking emails.

Look closely at this turd...that steering is horrible !
and no shocks..and alternator brackets welded to frame...
and those sexy headers show off your fab skilzz 
And why is it that the turd rodders end up with tunnel rams ??
Always wondered why you see the swedged aluminum tubing used on turd rods,
looked them up today. Because they're cheap. $15.00 each...Stupid heim ends all over..

I learned a long time ago. Copy OEM. That means do what the factory did.
Did Ford Chrysler etc.. use aluminum tubing for steering? No. Did they use heim ends? No. They used steel and always had tie rod ends on the end of the tie rods. Copy that.
You can apply it to the smallest thing.. Did the factory use zip ties to hold fuel line? No.
Copy OEM, steel lines and secure mounts   Anyway, enough of my ranting..build em safe.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas !

Hot wheels and hot sauce.
(in case you were wondering what I ask for every year)
But I wouldn't mind a Mercedes ..

Monday, December 23, 2013

Frames Ahoy

Three-peat customer Dave H in Oregon 
I got the frame gone today 
Shipped out via western freight ways 

Joe's truck

I entered these pictures on Sunday, why does it show as a Sat.blog?
I will show these again with out the filter messing them up..Did it from my phone.

Let's go racin'

I have always liked the flat roof fast back Torino's
When I was a kid a neighbor had a dark blue GT that sat in the street..
I didn't hit the lotto, so I guess I won't start my Nascar collection now.




#43, Richard Petty in a Ford !
Nascar racer



Saturday, December 21, 2013


Our pal Jeff here in Denver has his truck all done.
Will invite you along when we start the hot rod drives come spring..
found the other pictures..
fancy !

remember good looking flat black?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Joe in Fort Longmont truck update

Joe is like me, must do a mock up.
Gotta see what it looks like together
roll it outside to have a real look at it

cool, trimmed out the bed to fit.
The frame comes with the rear spring kit
Just bolt the rear into place

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Mark's roadster is all wired up. John always does a nice job.
And Danny's truck looks good. Should be driven more.
Sharp heads, Thickstun intake
rings and caps please !

it has a nice rumble
I'd drive this everyday !

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

December 18th 2013 66 degrees !

True it is going to be 66 degrees here in Denver today.
And just a few days ago it was negative 9 degrees in the morning.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


A fellow member of  The Denver Roadsters
Paul Garrigan passed away today 12-17-2013

                                          Paul's well traveled flathead roadster


last Friday night is alright

nah,no fighting this time.
Stopped by BSB for a stout and a some food truck chicken kabobs
Then off to the Larimer lounge to see Patterson Hood with kinda special guest T.Hardy Morris
Got to hang out with them after the show. I didn't know you could order half shots..
Denver beer snobbery in full glory
I was once in the Black Shirt Mafia
he's special
this fawker can make you feel the song
Patterson Hood- drive by truckers-

Monday, December 16, 2013

Frames Ahoy ! another bobber truck !

Joe knows.
Did up his frame for the 1937 cab he has.
Looking killer !
Dropped it off in Fort Longmont Sunday night.

coming at ya

spring on there to show whats what

yes it will sit higher then this..

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Sal's truck update

Bodywork done on the cab. Brake lines plumbed.
Cab back on, looking good looking real good !

cool shot,light rays

getting there.

the all important side shot