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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Frames Ahoy

Dropped off a custom stretch Model A frame package
Very nice guy hung out in his garage and put the front end together

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

go to lunch car

kinda dirt track looking.
More fun then a Honda Civic I bet.
(thanks for the pic Ronnie)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Matt's truck

every day it's getting closer.
Steering column and wheel installed. Steering u-joints and shaft too.
Stock rear view mirror looks good.

Friday, January 23, 2015


Brandon has the fastest car in the valley.
Running a swept front frame we built for him.
Keep seeing the coupe pop up in magazines, maybe some day he'll get a feature

Frames Ahoy

Got Brett's 1941 Ford pick up chassis on the way.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Frames Ahoy !

Got Jimmy's frame done for his 1936 Ford pick up.
Another El Roberto package with upgrades.
Be sure to send a picture of the frame in your shop.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WTF front axle

Look at his front axle set up..  WTF !
Quarter elliptical springs and split bones , cowl steering, tie rod out front.
and what's the big panhard bar axle binder thing?
What a mess.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Brett's frame

For his 1941 Ford pick up.
It's coming together nicely.

I've tried 4 or 5 times to send these over to you .. kept bouncing back..

Monday, January 19, 2015

Wheelbase , wheel placement round 2

This is just as weird as my first post.
But since it is old, is it ok if I like it ?

Wheelbase , wheel placement

Pretty funny.
I don't know what to say.
But it did make me smile.  (then I coughed up loogie )
The four door sedan with the front doors removed is kinda a neat idea.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Joe's truck major update.... attention !

The frame has been painted !
Nice semi gloss black.
That means it is going into final assembly y'all !

Now everything goes on for real. Lock washers, grease, and wiring etc.


I ain't a stick and ball sports kinda guy.
But the SEAHAWKS are going to the Super Bowl !

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Muscle car

Here's what I think of  when you say "muscle car"
Just like the cars in my high school parking lot

Friday, January 16, 2015

Frames Ahoy Piggy back

A 1933 and a 1932 frame off to my pal Chris in MA
and I guess they are more like spooning ..

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Food !

ahh, thanks Dennis for the pictures.

I have a cold, nothing tastes good now.
I'll do a post one day on brisket ...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

off to the scraper

dude drug this by my place.. said it was from a race car.
Please race cars have four wheels
Said it was mostly old Ford
yeah, the valve covers say Ed Del Brock .. that doesn't sound like a Ford
And the caps have same dude with wings coming out his ears.
And the tires were bald.
Crushed it .

Monday, January 12, 2015

Front end Oops !

Stamped "Street Rodder" but I don't know more then that.

Look closely at this front end....
As a curved leaf spring compresses it gets flatter.
We all will agree to that right?
Well it also gets longer. (That's why you see shackles on leaf springs.)
But in this set up, as the spring compresses it will push on the bottom of the axle
Changing the caster as the axle goes up and down.
I don't know what they did (or even if this was finished) for steering.
That could get tricky too.
looks like it would have side steer. Every bump would jiggle the steering. ( I'm being nice)

The frame ends what 12 inches behind the axle.  Hey what about shocks ! ?
And where does the radiator go? Or headlights ?
If you know the issue this was in, let me know. Would like to see what this was all about.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Cool picture

still battling my cold.
will email y'all tomorrow

The Smokey 1966 Chevelle.
cool picture
click it to fill the screen 

Saturday, January 10, 2015


I need my Emergency stand-by power !
under the weather... crackers and T for me...

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Matt's truck update

In final assembly Matt decided to break out the skill saw.
Nice bed rails. The new owner can paint a catchy phrase on it.
( yes he will be selling this truck when finished)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


This year has started out with a bang !
I like big sales, being busy. Working on a Bonneville styled project too.
My sedan has not been touched in weeks. And I now have a cold .. but that won't stop me

Here' some pictures of Johnny Cash playing San Quentin that just got released..

Tuesday, January 6, 2015