Friday, November 4, 2016

SEMA 2016 Press

Chuckles Garage and Old Smokey received a ton of love this week at SEMA 2016. Smokey was featured on:
-Velocity Network
-Hotrod Magazine TV
-Power Nation TV
-Front Page of MSN Autos
-Car and Driver best of SEMA Pick
-Gittin Around SEMA with Vaughn Gittin Jr.
-Charis Culture Media
-TEN Enthusiasts Network
-Street Standard
And hundreds of thousands of social media likes and shares.


SEMA 2016 with Autometer photos

SEMA 2016 was a rousing success!  Thank you to our sponsor Autometer products for having us. What a great time!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Super Street Magazine Feature

Awesome writeup in Superstreet magazine from the Autocon SF show!

SEMA 2016

Smokey will be at SEMA 2016 in the Autometer booth front and center on Hotrod Alley. Come check out all the new diesel specific stuff they are offering, and the truck too!

Autocon San Francisco Show

Smokeys sponsor, Toyo tires invited us to Autocon SF to display Smokey in their booth. I was very surprised at the super positive response for the truck since it was a mostly JDM and Euro crowd. Smokey took home the trophies for Best Engine, Best Ford, and Best Truck. Stoked!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Old Smokey Topside

See more pics online by searching #oldsmokeyf1


Smokey is Breaking the Internet

Lots of love being shown online for #oldsmokeyf1




Saturday, March 12, 2016

Monster E36 M3 Street Car

This is a 1999 M3 that is in the early stages of build. It is getting a 750hp Toyota 2JZ engine, full suspension build with adjustable coilovers, and stainless tig welded exhaust.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bed mock up

Final bed mockup. You can see the newly added speed holes in the tailgate.

Old Smokey on all fours.

Finally sitting on the new suspension. Afco pro touring remote res shocks an all corners, custom lower arms made in house, SPC adjustable upper arms,  4 link rear suspension, and new Winters quickchange rear axle.

Monday, January 25, 2016

More updates for Old Smokey

Tube back half completed, now on to plumbing and all the other little details!





Strange Bird going off to a new life soon!

Strange Bird will soon be moving to the Bronx! I added front brakes and performed an E85 conversion to make it a little more "driveable" haha. I will miss it. Lots of fun this evil machine was. 





Thursday, November 5, 2015

Updates For Old Smokey

Smokey is back in the shop getting a long list of upgrades like: Fully built 2005 5.9 Commonrail from a Freightliner, Afco Pro touring remote res shocks, custom lower control arms, Winters Quickchange Xtremeliner rear axle, new 4 link suspension with adjustable panhard, AEM V2 controller for speed based boost, datalogging, and wastegate controls. Dual Wilwood 4 piston calipers on each wheel, tubular rear frame, Huge air to water intercooler and much more…





New TM Power hammer!

I've been eyeballing one of these for quite some time! Can't wait to make some tasty parts with it. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Saw!

Picked up this Doall C916 saw yesterday. I've had my eye on one of these for a while. 



Nuke van

Made some progress on the 53 Ford nuke Van this past few weeks. Dana 60 and Corporate 14 bolt axles are in, Cummins diesel is installed. More soon….




Old Smokey Progress

Inside cab portion of roll cage in, seats mounted, dash insert made. More to come…….




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Model A Truck with Graham Paige Supercharger Drivetrain

This little guy will be a full fendered, un-chopped Traditional style hotrod with a 1939 Graham Supercharger drivetrain removed from a Spirit of Motion sedan.  Paint will be off white with black wheels, blackwalls and some chrome and polish.






62 Uni

Clean 62 Uni done about 3 months ago. All new M2 style suspension, 302/c6, full interior and custom headliner.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hotrod Tudor Gasoline Magazine Spread

401 Nailhead powered Hotrod with full custom chassis. Interior by Forrest Koogle, paint and pinstriping by Eastbay Speed and Custom