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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wood working !

Got a big project for the weekend...
crate a 1936 Ford cab and parts..and a frame
Just getting started so it's not a frame ahoy yet

I'm invading Canada

One hot rod frame at a time !
(put "Canada" in the search box,see how many have gone up there)
Well this one was shipped out at the end of Jan.
Got a nice note today, thanks I do appreciate it.

Hi Eric,

Today I'm a kid,  I pick it up my Riley frame in your  country w/o problem ,
pallet very well packed with all my parts. I really appreciate your professional
service THANKS A LOTS!!!!.My project is'nt complete and I'll do business with
you again soon.
Your far neighbor

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Model A morphed !

I reached out to a customer of mine that I hadn't heard from in a couple years.
Was looking to see how the 1931 Model A turned out on the swept frame I built him.
Well low and behold , he turned it into a chopped channeled sectioned Plymouth truck.
Won the Peoples choice award last Fathers Day up in Idaho

not much left of what I built.But he's happy.

pork fat - another winner of chassis design

My pal sent these pictures of a fenderless truck
He knows I have a soft spot for them..
Came from some pork fat site? hammy bones?

As Guy Fieri would say "winner winner chicken dinner"

ah what the hell let's stick the radiator here

nice trans mount
I think this will need a whole oceans worth of fish plates
look at the front crossmember ! ?

a "pro shop" did this work
Hasn't figured out what a mitered joint is
(To find the cut angle divide the angle at which the two pieces meet by two)


Monday, February 24, 2014

Frames Ahoy Jeff in MI

backing up onto the loading dock

new guy driving
blocked off the other end
and wrote instructions on this end..
bolted the double Z'd frame upside down to the pallet

Another hot rod coupe is started !

383 SBC 700R4 and his Riley Automotive Double Z'd frame
on his trailer at home ! Safe and sound.Looks like they busted up the front of the pallet a little
Hey forklift guys ! when it's 11' long use the long forks !

The old coupe gets a new chance at life !
Are those KH wires? recoupe some money there !
next time we see it , it will be primered !
down there bare metal rusts up real fast..

Sunday, February 23, 2014

wow - some folks - frame ?

Don't know who built this one.
Customer sent it to me as a joke.
(if it's yours I'll remove this,let me know)

The non tapered front rails are just the start of the ugly

When someone tries to weld a rounded edge to a rounded edge..
well it never looks good. And stacking the rails is such a bad way to go.
And those disgusting fabricated front cross members, yuck.

must have got tired and figured "ey the frame can stop here"
Not sure what holds up the rear -where does spring go?
Never mind body mounts, who needs em !

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Matt's sedan..motor out..

Hope he gets it back to together so he can drive to the Lone Star Round Up in April..
nice clear picture, send me yours and be famous like Matt

Friday, February 21, 2014

500 cu.in. coupe gets started !

Did up a custom sized double z'd frame for Steve in VA
Just received frame from the freight company.
Nice warm shop space. Hope to see updates every couple weeks..
time for the work to begin

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Father and son sedan Double Z'd sample

Ernie and his son have built this sedan.
Double Z'd frame. Body is not channeled or chopped.
(click on it-should get huge)

little paint work and it's done

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Swept front 1928-29 Tudor no chop no channel
yeah, it would have been chopped if I kept this one.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Frames Ahoy Adam in PA

PFirst part of the post.. frame sitting in driveway.
Ready to load into my mighty F250
Swept front for a 1928 Tudor 270 Hemi and T350 
Today I has to wear a safety vest 
It's on it's way for reals now 
Long forking driver 

Swept front pick up

Notice the trend in my posts?
Want to share a good example of my frames and different body style
And chopped or channeled or both or just one or maybe none..

Here is a 1930-31 pick up not channeled or chopped on a swept front frame
(was mine) stock length A bed too
down low shots shows the super clean under carriage. No junk hanging down

good picture for a cell phone

Monday, February 17, 2014

Double Z'd roadster

Found this in my computer. No name attached to it.
I think it might be Mr. Lyles before it was painted..? (send me a new pic !)
Nice and simple.

good job on the tires and wheels, something different but still cool

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Double Z'd coupe

found this picture online. we did the double z'd frame for Jeff in MI a few years ago
still a sweet looking coupe
click on pic it should get real big..

guessing Detroit Autorama

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gasser Goat

Scroll down and see the GTO my pal Paul has now.
Here is the one he owned back in the day.
It just never leaves you, does it?

Friday, February 14, 2014

FramesAhoy-again twice on Friday

Got the swept frame off for Scott.
heading to England via CA.
John,be sure to email me when you receive it !
Sorry no pictures...but I really did ship another one today.
(left my IPhone on my desk)

Frames Ahoy Yes Virginia

Virginia, it's Saint Valentine's day
Rare residential delivery here
Keep my fingers crossed they don't try the add on fees  
Stretched double Z'd to fit Steve's  500 cubic inch Cadillac 
when the forklift removes it from my truck
it ain't mine no more

Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while,
I think I see my friends coming, Riding many a mile

added big crossmember to pallet,
gotta lift it up so m/c bracket doesn't hang down low

Joe's 1937 truck update

The real front end is underneath it now.
(had a F1 mock up before)
it's really looking good.
they do like good chopped

I got 350 heads on a 305 engine
I get ten miles to the gallon
I ain't got no good intentions

with the real tires it will look even better !

see the pretty dropped axle

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Frames Ahoy YES !

Damn this one was a pain in the ass
It's off and on the way to Florida 
Will email you Frank with the tracking info 
The dock is in Ft Myers 

cool logo - a big letter E (for eriC)

nice guy,using long forks like I asked !

1932 Ford sedan for sale

My buddy Gale has this 1932 Ford four door sedan up for sale
Far as 1932 Fords go, it's affordable..($5K is the leap off point for negotiations)
If interested, contact me and I'll put you in contact with him.
rileyauto@comcast.net  best for this..

I spy firewall and windshield frame

four doors for more fun

prove your resto skills

Bonnie and Clyde stole this car once and drove it around Colorado

Frames Ahoy matey

Having issues getting one shipped  into Florida  
More updates later today 
And oh boy I get to see the dentist again