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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frames Ahoy !

Got a El Roberto frame package going out today.
(leave a message I won't be on the phones much)
1935 Ford cab with a 5' bed.
Hope to see lots of pictures as Wayne in WV builds his truck
cant see the 3 boxes of parts on the front of pallet.. Frames Ahoy !

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Joe's truck update

He's been working on it !
See how nice the trans cover is looking.

humpty dumpty sat on a wall.  (watching Joe build his killer truck)

Monday, October 27, 2014

What a drag

Kit racing his coupe at the Duck drags..? I don't know..
But I do know he's still running that big Olds motor
(see Oct 15th post)  Swept front frame

picture stolen from;

Sunday, October 26, 2014

still more Farmers Daughter updates, the sedan is taking shape

bent edges and rusty panels

big chunk missing

nice big bullet hole

hey where's the bend?

no more bullet hole

more bent stuff

simple tools get it done
(my grandfathers hammer, love that ball peen)

floors getting welded in

floors in, mocking up steering too

Friday, October 24, 2014

Farmers daughter update take a seat

Well I didn't take the seat. Pick-n-pull charges $39.00 for 'em.
First try was cutting down the stock riser.
Got it in fine. Too tall. I must be closer to the floor.
Time to modify the old Chrysler seat..
Oh, and I got the one that folds forward.
Figure it would be handy to reach in back..

huge by large stock riser

chopped off most of the crap

kept the stock angle,front higher then back

back just cleared tunnel.
It ain't gonna work.

pulled foam and cover off,
added some bracing and cut out the rear rail..

phoned went flat, will have more pictures of the seat soon.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Farmer's daughter update - meets a dashing gentleman

Got the old swap meet 1936 Ford dash in the car..
A little cutting, a little more cutting..  will finish roll the edges.

I like it. And it was fun.
weapon of mass construction, the 5" cut off wheel

will roll the edges over

there's no cowl on the body right now. but you get the idea..

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

old ad art

been working on a new ad campaign ...(hey just like Darrin Stephens)
looking at old stuff for inspiration
cruising your new 1936 Ford 3 window coupe
wife trying to read the map..

1-800-530-7636 Riley Automotive , headquarters for VAPHEAD , no secretaries allowed

Hey y'all. If you call my toll free number and get the answering machine..
The 800 line does not have a caller ID, so I don't know who you are.
And I can't call back.
Most the time you get the machine because I'm on the other line talking with a customer.
But I can't call YOU back because you didn't leave a message ! 
My phones are busy I know, but I will call you back. (if you leave a message)
(my service converts the message to text and emails me- so I can check from my cell too)
Thank you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Matt's double Z'd coupe update

Matt's coupe chassis is coming along !
Nice big HP motor installed !
VA has several Riley Automotive projects going together.
Maybe I can make a show out there next spring..

Monday, October 20, 2014

Frames Ahoy ! Off to Ohio

Dwaynne here's your frame ...
yeah it's upside down. Shipped with YRC at sunset.
Such a pretty spot... the parking lot of a trucking depot.
he knew to get the long forks ! oh yes

sunset across a upside down double Z'd frame

ain't it pretty ?

maybe it was just a good coffee buzz

Farmer's daughter update / Sunday's post

She's a dirty girl.
Spent sometime on the weekend working on it...

Lots to do on the body. My favorite body tool. a old crescent wrench
perfect for straightening up little flanges etc.
someone had to get it done. what I don't know

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Joe's truck putting up defenses

Here is the firewall !
Looking killer, I love this thing .

Swap meet !

Octoberfest swap meet. Always a smaller one. But very close to home.
Let's see if I find anything good..

Nope, didn't buy one thing.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chevy truck

Jimmy has a vision  One mean bad ass truck
The big tires sure give it a attitude
Hope it goes all the way to glossy paint !

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Frames Ahoy !

A special built Victor left here today.
Will have a 392 hemi and a 4 speed
That should move the 30 sedan smartly

cool coupe just chilling

can you imagine having a coupe like this this just sitting around?
Ohh  I would be hot rodding it !
Aaron, let's do up a classy coupe with fenders !

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kit's coupe kicks ass !

All painted up now. Nice home built hot rod.
455 Oldsmobile V-8 with dual fours and a 4 speed Muncie
You think he can do some burn outs ! ? 
Maybe see you in OK next spring.. THANKS for the pictures !
(click on em-should get real big)
Swept front frame, not channeled. cool side pipes  more guys should build those

Big Olds with dual 4 barrels ! Yessir NICE clean and simple hot rod