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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Frames Ahoy ! Vail Colorado

Well since I agreed to deliver Willy's new frame.
Figured we could do some dirt biking.
Ah crap didn't take a picture
Here's one when we got back

There will be pictures
Willy is doing a early Cad OHV
5 speed. Spec'd the frame just for him

Not cheap

I just wanted to get every last mile
out of my brake pads
I call that thrifty

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Chopping a 1932 Ford pick up

detail pic's from when Race and I chopped Lori's truck.
Took the roof off style,here's the back winda pics I found.
Lowered the window some..think it was lowered 1.5" and chopped 1.5"
And the truck was chopped 3" as I remember..

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Frames Ahoy to Virginia

Robbie it's on the way today
Had it done Friday but too late for a east bound truck
Figured it was better sitting around here then on a freight dock

I forgot the dog bones !
the little spreader bars to bolt the spring on
simple as it gets.


Found this picture of a front end I did along time ago.
Guess what? It's still driving around and working properly
SB axle,1933 bones (yup 2" boss) 1948 brakes,1948 spindles

Monday, May 27, 2013

when good designs go bad

Look at this wondeful mess of a front end. 

Lets see, main leaf only (it's not a mono) that touches the crossmember for 75% of its length
So it's trying to bend the ends of the spring.
But since it has coil overs mounted behind the axle maybe the thought was
it would act as a panhard bar?
Plate steering arms and heim ends (aka rose joint) on a rack/pinion
Sorry boys close but no cigar. 

got this off tumblr, photo credit stumpphoto

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Georgia roadster getting closer..

James sent in another little peak of his roadster.
details of grill and dash. You can tell this is going to be a nice one.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Interesting picture..
looks like the gravity racer build in my head  kinda

Frames Ahoy

Oops missed a day of blogging
But Tom did come by and get his frame and parts
The 1927 roadster should be going together nicely

Didn't even get a picture of it

Thursday, May 23, 2013

My next project

I want to build a rat rod out of a old Ford enclosed tractor..

And since it is so narrow,go for the street fuel altered look.
Can you see it?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Buck naked roadster body

Me? No. My body is more of a cross between truck driver and couch potato

The 1930 roadster I'm building is now bare steel
No surprises I knew the passengers door was pretty well toast

back home now.Holey firewall batman
looking like scrap at the blasters
time for me to do some metal finishing magic

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Frames Ahoy goddamnitall

Ross in S.C.  got her shipped out today.
1929 sedan channeled will be low and cool

Off goes full boat swept front frame
Body mounts shock mounts
Motor mounts well every damn mount we make
Had scheduled for Friday originally ,but issues slowed its departure
by a couple days.Look for tracking info email tomorrow.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

May 18th is it summer yet?

Willy says no.
Not in the Rockies anyway.

That coupe is sounded better and better ain't it?

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Ahh fawk Bloody Dave's party

I must admit ... I have some pretty good friends
And the bastards have some cool old Fords

Friday, May 17, 2013

Georgia roadster coming along

One little peek is all we get for now..
James,looking good.Be sure to keep the pictures coming.Everyone likes to see the progress

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Frames Ahoy

Corey come and get it !
Full roller bobber truck chassis 1940's Ford truck cab and bed..will follow the build

My dog ate a Hot Wheels and crapped this out

Oh fuck,rat rod
Can you spot all the horrible-ness that is in this picture?

The front sleeved hole is one of my favorite features...cus it's soo pretty
or maybe it's the 3/8 plate cross member that hangs down lower then the frame rails?
Nope it is how the 6" tall rails tie into the 3" main rails..

I don't normally try to bash anyone on my blog.Notice I didn't mention a name?
But I get asked "can you build one like this" and they think that is cool stuff.
If I stabbed my eyes out with a rusty screwdriver and was drunk and underwater
ahh never mind.
But guys read some other magazines besides "Crap Rods" and ugly Bettie's
The Ford I-beam axle front end is a thing of beauty and grace.
But there is engineering going on there,follow the basic design principles
and you will have a good handling safe fun hot rod to drive.

Have a look at this rear "suspension"
the lower bars are welded to the rear end !
(I won't mention the entire fuel line is rubber hose) oops
This thing can't even say articulate
I'd like to see it drive up a driveway at a angle
(I have seen it stuck on a parking lot crown)
If it wasn't for the rubber bushings in the coil over ends
it couldn't even move.
At least the pinion angle changes a lot ..gawd.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stone's truck update

Oh yeah
He'll be burning rubber and haulin ass
this summer
Big tires look "meaty" on there
Nice close up of inside custom bed
Get us a nice side profile pic (please) (got it thanks,added the color picture)
I think it looks polite.Know what I mean ?  Good job buddy !

The Colorado Kid's roadster

It's getting closer and closer
welding with short pants on.

Oklahoma outlaw mutha fawkers
needs the caps on..and windshield
bad shot,showing the true "lake pipes" under the rails..