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Monday, March 31, 2014

carb scoops

Classic hot rod part. The "sugar scoop"
 these rat rodders have gone crazy !  that's just too big !

Sunday, March 30, 2014

swap meets ! tis the season

yeah, I good reason to get up early.
Let's see if I find anything..
How about a cool little tractor grill?
Moline I do believe 

Can't go wrong with a early set of corvette valve covers all polished up
Will fit my roadsters 283 
Finned aluminum old race car part
Nice paper weight ...

Scenic route outta town aka wrong turn 
Very cool historic neon 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

My 1937 truck - first mock up

Special thing, the first mock up..
Using a page from Joe's play book (hey sports reference !)
Doing a mock up with out a frame..or bed ..or axle, or engine..

Friday, March 28, 2014

Frames Ahoy ! MATT !

Here's a double Z'd headed off to Virginia ! Well shipping address in Maryland.
( is that where Maryland Monroe was from?)
Channeled SBC powered 1930 coupe will have a new rolling chassis soon.
in my driveway
in my F250
I put the banding thru the box, so the rear axle housing is secure
Western Freightways loading ramp.. ain't it pretty ?

Thursday, March 27, 2014

1937 truck, getting to know it..

You must start slow, these old Fords don't like it when you rush
Figure it needed a little rubbing.
Will look much better cleaned up, original color shows thru better.
TSP and green scotch brite pad..
Will do a little buff work and wax on it some time soon.
Like things to be pretty sitting in the garage..

before-as I got it, faded dirty rusty

couple minutes, half the door clean

I like the old color better then the film
close up rusty spot
original primer shows up
I will show more as it progresses..

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Frames Ahoy !

It's spring in Spring Texas !
Shipping frame for the full roller chassis we did up for Kevin.
Bruce's Rod Shop is doing some of the work on the coupe
Double Z'd frame, Model A coupe channeled.
Cool V8 - gotta wait to see  it.

Jim in AZ Poncho powered coupe -update

Well, back in March 2011 we built and shipped off a double Z'd frame for him.
Ran across a old email this morning, so I sent him a note asking for some pixs
Here is what I got from him..
Looking good. I like hot rod coupes. Especially when they come from the Riley Automotive
pictures not in order..

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

My new truck !

Ah what the f¥ck
Another old Ford has stumbled into
my driveway 
Decent 1937 cab   Needs a bath 
One door full of dirt and rocks 

Monday, March 24, 2014

metal work

Tony is working on his sedan
Check out the quarter panel repairs..
yikes !  Will post up the "after" picture when it is finished.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

nice rear end

Sorry no hot babe pictures. Just some new Ford 9" we need to weld up for rolling chassis
in the production line up.
Putting the new 58" wide round back under my roadster project too.
easiest way to install the spring-take it apart.

36" of Ford (4x9")
the old one isn't in the picture

unbox and sort in my garage, no fab work here

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oh no - say it ain't so...what did you weld?

Ahh, here's a real peach.
Is this why it's called a suicide front end?
notice the extension piece added on ? and the holes drilled thru at the edge of the weld..
I haven't seen any other part of this car.
But I can tell it's one ugly fawker.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Frames ahoy ! one off to New York !

Gary has plans for a fast Model A hot rod.
We did up a simple base frame for him.
Off it goes ! be safe my little one..

All done and banded down tight 

didn't leave till Wednesday afternoon, the Brooklyn address was a hassle for me

Ugly truck Tuesday

Trucks are cool, rugged , handsome , practical ,versatile ,...wait are we talking about me?
No, ugly truck Tuesday.
Here's a group from Austin the land of cool ..and ugly trucks

how does a thing like this ever roll out of the garage?

spent the time doing bodywork and paint,
not sure if that makes it better or worse

I like old tractors, this is a crime against all tractors

Monday, March 17, 2014

Another hot rod is started !

Gotta break some eggs to make a omelet
Here is the old Ford getting pulled apart...
we have separation !

nice solid coupe body

out with the old

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Frames Ahoy ! well almost

Got Clint's frame done today (Sunday)
Pile of parts came in on time too. The plan was for a Monday pick up.
Will store it for ya..let me know the plan.

AV8 roadster almost ready for the road

It should be driving around this spring.
Let's do a Colorado Springs run for burgers at Cy's !