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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Paul and Zach update

motor and trans mounted in the chassis, grill purchased
will be trimmed to lower down
cool oil bath style air filter

obvious why the 1932 grill is so popular, it is gorgeous
(attention readers of my blog, yes I sell the steel 32 grills and the repop guide headlights)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Chris sedan update

stuck in bodywork . Some where in New Hampshire
at least we can be certain it is going to be nice and shiny

playing around with two tone ideas

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hot rod 100

My old Pal Tex put on a drive in AZ
Mark sent over some pictures..
"desert scenery"
Marks AV8 roadster, Cadillac powered coupe next over

old flathead Ford Model A coupe

Love the quick change sticking out from under roadster

Sunday, April 26, 2015

1936 3 window coupe

 Steve has the chassis work almost finished
Hope to see the body on soon

Saturday, April 25, 2015

oops , rat rod mistakes..

I'm just saying, know what I'm saying ? Little too far forward ..
Here's a new mistake , at least I've never seen it before
the front fenders go on the front !
Thanks Steve for the local craigslist ads

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Frame plans for sale .. don't fall for it.

Found this listing on E-Bay, old picture in front of my house.
Sitting on my infamous beer can frame stands.
At least he removed it with out a fuss.

Another customer of mine had bought some plans online.
A real bad joke. Nicely drawn in CAD but no engineering.
Rip off of the old T bucket frame..  We built him a good one.

Dear rileyautomotive,

The photo has been removed.
Have a nice day.

- rod_plans

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Dear rod_plans,

the picture of the frame sitting in the street is mine.
I designed it, I took that picture. I sell custom frames for a living.
You have nothing to do with it.
Please remove this listing.
Riley Automotive

- rileyautomotive
#15 STREET ROD - CUSTOM FRAME MODIFICATION PLANS lower box narrow C & Z rat rod
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Frames Ahoy

Here's a double Z'd frame with every bracket and option.
Going all the way to the Bronx NY !
Oh boy...the farther east I ship the harder it is to keep the trucking companies happy...
Must add on supports to pallet ..

all wrapped up  , brown paper and tape. Kinda camouflages it  
Nice guy, come right out with the LONG FORKS ! thanks

Monday, April 20, 2015

Joe's coupe update

Thanks for the nice picture
Have fun at the swap meet

1928-29 Ford coupe, Riley Automotive double Z'd frame
SBC V8, makes for a nice hot rod.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Essex , The spirit of action

and item by item the world's greatest value

Well hell that sounds like me. Vince done got his frame Thursday night.
He has a the three window coupe.
Thanks for the frame. Looks good. Even has patina for free from the Colorado snow storm!!
Thanks again. I'll contact you later about some other possible parts.

the rust wiped off with a little WD40, this was Saturdays post, forgot to publish it .

Friday, April 17, 2015

Cover car congratulations

Matt got his 440 powered sedan on the cover.
Issue won't be on out till end of May.
He ordered his double Z'd frame back in Aug.2011
Sedan has been on the road for awhile, he has done a good job staying in touch
And sending me cool pictures. Congratulations buddy.


black and white cruising pic


440 Mopar

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Frames Ahoy ! special delivery

Just finished the frame for Vince.
Custom order, 1928 Essex coupe, 500 cubic inch Cadillac V8 with turbo 400 (short)
The Essex is a big car compared to the Model A Ford.
Had to stretch the wheelbase to get everything right.
My pals John and Travis are road tripping to Cali and will be dropping
this frame off in St. George UTAH.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Syndrome sedan, The starting line

Tim has the new frame at home.
Ready, set , go !
Watch for updates on The Syndrome sedan.
 1929 ford Tudor, Flathead Ford V-8,  5 speed trans.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Frames Ahoy ! Jano's 1946 Ford

Dropped off a El Roberto chassis package to Jano's shop today.
Good reason to get out and about. Up in Boulder Colorado. Yeah Mork and Mindy.
Great vibe in the surroundings, and super cool fabricator guy.
Will be seeing more from him.
And had a beer and a sandwich at Boulder Beer. Oldest craft brewer in CO.

Joe's truck , update

He drove it !

Thursday, April 9, 2015

IHC truck update

Ron has been hard at work on his truck.
The early IHC cab and bed on the El Roberto chassis is looking good.
And what a great work space.
A little filler panel where the jack stand is will finish it off
 the stock bed is surprisingly plain for it's age  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tres Chic update

Wow, glossy black frame, and detailed suspension.
Watch for body updates...
Nice work Tony ! 
swept front frame, chrome plated front end

Added a spreader bar for a little form/function

classic transverse rear spring set up,and cheater slicks !

Tres Chic sedan before paint/body work