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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Dirty rats attack

Another buddy sent me these pictures.
Horrible designed frame.
Can you see the flaws in its design? try to imagine the front spring mount..
And he posts a picture of a coupe I built the frame for.
His iron turd has nothing to do with that coupe.
Straight off the HAMB classifieds.  Pretty flippin' funny to me.
Now that's a rear kick up. Right up to the deck lid
Suicide front perch not built yet. I'd guess it will need to be 15 inches tall
off the round tube front.

says it's super heavy so the coupe will ride better
why not fill the holes with concrete and go for super duper heavy ?

I can't explain how much I hate this type of home made parts , cheap heim ends

This is the picture he posted. It's a Riley Automotive chassis I built for a customer in Oregon
The new owner Dan in Virginia loves it
in his garage and bet he wouldn't want anyone to think that dude built anything on his clean coupe. 
The coupe pictured is riding on a double Z'd chassis like Matt's pictured above..
Nothing extreme, just our proven design. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Frames Ahoy #2

This is Friday's frames ahoy.
Double Z'd headed to CT for Bruce.
Unloaded at MME

Too snowy for the excavator , so Mark is lending a hand..

Frames Ahoy

Almost full roller chassis off to Maine
Chris is under 5 feet of snow
And I was bitchin that I had to work outside today
(this was Thursday post, but it didn't work off my phone)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

PR coupe update

Body work can take forever.
Even in Puerto Rico
This is going to be a very nice FE powered coupe.
(use the little search button for PR coupe)

Monday, February 23, 2015

When rats attack

I don't know. My pal sent me this pictures.
Guessing he pulled from FB, WTF ? yeah boy real good design work there.

WOW.  I bet he hasn't even thought about shock placement yet.
I'm starting to like the old Weld County GM 4 links. (not really)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ron in ND IHC truck update, Saturdays post on Sunday

Ron sent in two little pictures.
He is working on the frame for the IHC truck
It should be very cool ,keep the updates flowing.
(send big pix)

early mock up picture , I do the same thing. Learned it from Bruce.

Friday, February 20, 2015


Modern Super Bird. Interesting

really heavy trailer load
1932 Ford 5w 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Little red truck for sale

Willy is thinking he wants to sell the pick up.
283 5 speed, lot's new. Including the frame ( yup Riley Automotive)(special ordered)
Send me a email and I will put you in contact. rileyauto@comcast.net
Here's some pictures..

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

no workee

it will be fixed tomorrow.
(t's done just not installed yet)
oh how I love working on computers
future blogs to be more exciting

quotes ? invoices?

Well my entire QuickBooks system is in the shop.
I can't do any quotes, or send invoices etc..
Hope to be back up and running tomorrow.
Keeping my fingers crossed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015


Champion Speed Shop Model A coupe.
Think it's the same shop as the world's fastest SBC ?
I have a timing cover from that shop..
notice that rear pipe is way back in the cowl 
and the shoebox coupe in the background

slotted mags and Moon caps, pretty cool

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Pretty cool looking body
I like the suicide doors on a sedan
wait till you see it rolling on a Riley Automotive chassis

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Riley ' s truck

Pull the frame out from under my son's truck. Rearranged all the parts and pieces
To make more room 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Joe's truck, final asembly

It's going together up in Ft Longmont
sweet ! it's a rolling chassis now

I like the finned parts on the SBC

damn I sure do love the clean and simple approach

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Frames Ahoy

It's been finished for awhile now. But just shipped today to get the arrival date just right.
El Roberto package for Ron in ND.
has a old 1936 IHC cab for it and the famous 350/350 combo


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Corey 1940 truck, update

Here's a 1940 Ford style cab on the El Roberto frame we do.
looks racey with headers on the SBC

The "Jimmy 9" wheels look good with the Firestone ribs and blocks
See how the frame starts uphill in the front floor board, mimics the oe frame 

hey,all the old paint is gone now.
I say raise the bed up closer to the belt line
and add a filler panel on front of bed.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paul and Zach update

The father and son team have been working on it.

      A little progress update on my father and son project.  Frame is a roller now, the engine is ready to go and will be mocking up the plumbing before it comes apart to get powder coated. This was my 16 year old sons first engine build and I let him do almost all of the work...  I let him work it out without hovering too much. We are enjoying it all together. Thanks for your inspiration and guidance

Paul and Zach

Monday, February 9, 2015

Joe's truck update

It's going back together
My last few posts were done off my phone
and the text didn't go thru..  back at the desk.. look out lots to come !