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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

turn it around before you bolt it down.

Rob's got the coupe facing the wrong way.
Finally has his chassis as a roller.
Slow and steady works for me. Send pic's with body on.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Outlaw, the six shooter

Got a couple new pic's of the Outlaw Kevin built.
His has a injected 6 cylinder..
and a custom built Riley Automotive frame !

ah one, ah two, hahaha.  The count throwing signs.  Look he has one of the curtains on his head.
yeah dude nobody thinks you are bald !

Monday, November 28, 2016

Frames Ahoy

Night drop
Got it shipped out to Oregon

Jeff's coupe/ The Rodders Journal

His coupe is in the Rodders Journal Calendar
Pretty cool, I love the magazine (book) been buying it
since issue #3.  (anyone want to give me issue #1 and issue #2 ? )
I can read the text.. on a custom rectangular tube frame.
drat I wish they would have said it was one of mine ( it is)
Riley Automotive double z'd frame/chassis

buy yourself a subscription as a Christmas present
magazine you need

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hot rod roadster project

My pal Jason has this 1925 Dodge for sale
No motor no Trans
Chrome jag rear and chrome front axle etc
It's in Denver $10k takes it home
Interested? send me a email I will forward to him.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday on Friday ?

Don't know what happened yesterday, post failed and switched dates on "frames Ahoy"

Here is Friday's post on Friday.

Peter's "Bean Town Bobber" is back in the shop.
Long weekend working on the hot rod. Sounds perfect to me.
Switched from original 500 Cad, to the earlier style (and much prettier) 390 Cadillac
Just now setting engine/body.

This is going to be one cool truck. 1935/6 Ford

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Frames Ahoy

Damn it . Forgot to take a picture . Dropped off a swept front a LWC tonight
Will get a picture this weekend of it

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Frames Ahoy - Kansas Coupe

Bob is building a hot rod 1931 coupe.
We built him a swept front frame.
And sent along the whole 9" Ford rear axle set up.
This will be a good one, look at the 1956 Chevy he has in the other stall.

Ford truck

Mike bought the truck project we started for Phil in NJ
Almost done now

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Spent the day up in Loveland (Saturday)
No car stuff , but some good beers
Verboten, Crow Hop, Pourhouse, 

Saturday, November 19, 2016

chopped and channeled / Sat on Sat post

If your are thinking about building a hot rod for the first time.
Go to a swap meet, or even eBay and start building a collection of old magazines.
So much cool stuff has been built before us, that is the traditional part of this.
And it's not such a narrow focus as others would have you believe.
I had a guy tell me that my double z'd frame can't build a traditional hot rod.
I say he's wrong. Check out this Model A coupe..

 ( I have a better answer now for the steering box)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Frames Ahoy !

Yesterday turned into a mess. But today I got Nick's frame off to IA
he's building a channeled 1929 Tudor.
Should be a very cool hot rod.
Thanks for being patient !

Canada ?

No I ain't moving north.
Kevin is building his coupe in Canada. He already lives there.
Doing a nice job, and some cool details I won't show now (dash).

Monday, November 14, 2016

frames ahoy

Jim in NJ is building a 1931 coupe.
Flathead and T5 5 speed.
Shipping off his new chassis package today.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

double trouble

Joe's got two hot rods now !
( yessir both on Riley Automotive chassis')
The 1929 Tudor is "The GT" was "the farmers daughter"
and the truck we (I) always call "Joe's truck"  google that shit to see more
(or search this blog)  

Friday, November 11, 2016


gets dark early now
upside down. will share more over the weekend

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


dentist visit today. not fun.

so when in doubt, post some cool old artwork.

ol' Gus

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

In the begining #2

Matt has the suspension all together on the chassis.
having fun building a hot rod !
1940's Chevy truck, El Roberto chassis

Monday, November 7, 2016

Dodge truck

If you're going to become true dodgeballers, then you've got to learn the five d's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

buddy of a pal has a few 1950's dodge trucks.
Low budget build, I figure a IFS front and parallel spring rear kit.
less then $3,000.00 you can get it sitting right. ( I do sell all the parts needed )
If'n it were me, I'd do swap a LS motor and trans from a newer Chevy truck, and do burnouts.

Something like this here;