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Monday, August 31, 2015

Justin's Tudor update

Sent off the rolling chassis in May to SD
Going to be a flathead T5 combo installed.

Justin is considering channeling the body .
I like it on top of the frame. Timeless hot rod look.
We'll see what he decides shortly..

body propped up on frame in this picture. His Tudor is 300 times nicer then mine.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Frames Ahoy !

Larry is driving over from Utah tomorrow.
But since I am staging his order, figure I'd ahoy him now.
1927 Model T coupe on a swept front frame.
Small Block Chevy and a automatic.

Still haven't got a new phone yet.. so will borrow one ( I pay for four smart phones )
And load pictures shortly.

stomp shears make a good shelf
9" Ford housing and axles, all brackets welded
on, rear spring too..

looking rear to front

ahoy !

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Dave's sedan gets started

Found the picture on http://www.killbillet.com/
I'm " auto" on that forum. Don't remember creating that profile..7 years ago.
Anyway, I have a post on there for pictures of Tudors
Get on and have a look, maybe sign up and participate ?
If you do let me know, we can be "friends !"

So here is the picture Dave posted of his 1929 Tudor and the swept front frame
I shipped to him.

Nice work space ! A simple clean garage can turn out a killer hot rod.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Ronnie coupe update

Chassis getting blasted and painted
Same with the coupe body
Now things start to get serious , can't bump into it anymore..
  here you can see the raised floor for the channel over the frame
parts in the paint booth

frame in primer

Thursday, August 27, 2015

autograph - Matt's truck

Gene Cernan Apollo 17 "Last man to leave his footprint on the moon"
cool autograph to have on your Model A Ford dash rail

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sal's 36 update

Rolled her outside for some fresh air
nice tires and wheels on the 1936

built up a wicked alum headed SBC for the 36

Monday, August 24, 2015

Frames Ahoy

A custom ordered full fendered frame is leaving today.
Headed to Kevin in MN
Building a late coupe, SBC and auto.
(still haven't replaced my phone..) will add pictures later today.
YRC - on pallet upside down

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Tres Chic sedan update

Tony has it painted gloss black !
Sneak spy photo's right from the paint booth

put in "tres chic" in the search box, and see this Tudor when he first started on it.

Impressive body work , paint and talent there buddy !

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sunbeam tiger

2010 concept, electric roadster
can I find a used one now for under 10K ?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ray Brown

ahh, I can't get the pictures arranged properly..

cool pictures anyway.. I like the old cut away drawing

click on it for bigger picture

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Ryan's coupe" update

It's looking good. Almost all together now.
This is the one that had a reframe done to it.
reused most the parts from the old chassis

special order wheelbase, to fit the stock hood and the recessed firewall

very nice side profile

it's going to get painted and trimmed

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Essex "The spirit of ACTION" update

1929 Essex 3 window coupe
looking good buddy !
hemi with 4 carbs, custom built double z'd frame
I like this one a lot.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Frames Ahoy

Eddie's truck frame is in route now.
Headed to Indiana via truck freight
Broke my phone.. will try to get someone to snap a picture..
from wife's phone

Monday, August 17, 2015

AJ's Model T frame replacement project 1st update

You saw a little of their project when I posted the frames ahoy on it.
Well they have the frame now and already working on it.
in their truck on shipping pallet

new frame next to old chassis

New one is based on Model A sizing, not skinny T spec's

In shop next to the body

Thanks Eric, the new frame arrived Friday. That is one good looking frame, very nice. Attached are pictures. I have included Andre's email with this email also.

Our question; Do you have some sort of list on the parts and prices we would need to make it a rolling chassis? So that we know what we need and about what the cost will be.

Thanks A.J. & Andre
Yes, I can email quotes for the parts you will need.
Normally break it down into sections,
Front end, rear suspension, etc.
Thanks for the pictures and the note

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hot rod hill climb

I'll be there all day.
Broke my phone yesterday.
So no pictures from me.

Friday, August 14, 2015

hot rod hill climb reliability run

I'm at the Denver Roadsters stop
If a handsome man handed you a 50th anniversary sticker... that was me.

Not in the office, so leave a message !

check if a posted anything;


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Philly Dan update

yup, he's still working on it.
Been working on the old coupe body.
I see the filled top has been peeled off.
New wood kit in roof. Dimpled holes in the visor.
And the rams horns replaced with side pipe headers

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It don't fit eriC !

Ummm, yeah because you have the rear axle housing upside down

Name withheld upon request
visual clue, the lower shock mounts point down. The breather hole is on top of the axle tube.


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

old coupe

looks like a coupe I owned is now overseas - forget.. was it Norway ?
Mel (trog) had it for awhile. He added all the Stromberg lettering
I got it from NM from some hambo member

had my kids sand on it, before the patina spray can paint job

Monday, August 10, 2015

Coupe frame redo," Ryan's coupe"

Ryan has this coupe that's been messed with.
Got Scott on board for the heavy lifting.
And we built him a new frame. It is going to be a cool car.
And Scott's shop knows how do build real bad ass cars
( Blue Collar Customs) in Sacramento  (google or Facebook 'em)

almost, but time for a new foundation,
see the ladder bars mounted all wanky?

here it is now on the new swept front frame

reusing the GM rear, see ladder bars (same ones) with new mounts

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sat hot rod drive

Went for a drive (ride) Sat. Got to ride along with the Colorado Kid
Couple pictures for y'all

nice day for a drive, scenery shot from p/s roadster going 70mph
1940,1929,1929,1932 Fords !
Cobra, yes it's a real one
GT40, love this car
slick black cobra
let's have a hill climb
can't be afraid of some gravel
JanoCycles little Harley scooter 
parked in the alley of Bohemian Biergarten   
Napa special delivery
Jet trying to out run my camera
climbing the giant pile of gravel, had to empty his shoes 15 times