Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update #2 62 falcon Futura Gasser "Strange Bird"

Some neato parts showed up on my doorstep.....

I canned the econoline axle and purchased a new tube axle with no drop.

An awesome pair of 30x10x15 HURST slicks. I love me some piecrust!

They stick out the perfect amount out back. mmmmm.

I scored a full set of 15x8.5 Shelby Cal 500 Slots on CL for a good deal. Anybody looking for a pair?

I'm looking for a set of front 15x4's to match. In a perfect world it would have some american mag spindle mounts, but unless I trip over some at a garage sale or something, it's not likely. I have a pair of ford steelies that will work for now. The front will have Hurst super cushions.

Got the shock towers cut away....still a bit of trimming left to do.

Trim all pulled off....

More to come.......

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Off to the UK.....

I recently found out that one of my early builds is now owned by a guy in the UK. It's a 57 Ford ranch wagon. Kinda miss it....

New cards for the shop

These came out pretty good..... The photo on them is courtesy of and the cards were done by Signs Now in Santa Rosa.

Old Stuff: The Vegas Chevy featured in Smokin Shutdown Magazine

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Update #1 62 Faclon Futura Gasser "Strange Bird"

Pulled the Strange Bird into the shop to finally begin work. Interior is gutted, drivetrain removed, and the trim is coming off. My shop monkey Nic has been a big help.
As soon as all that is done, a transverse leaf setup, will be mocked up, and I'll start building the 2x2 frame to beef up the undercarriage. This will have long ladder bars and leaf springs in the rear with a panhard bar, and radius rods with a panhard holding the front.

Found a little rust in the big deal

Monday, January 4, 2010


This is my personal BSA Project. It started out as a clapped out beater I bought on craigslist, as you see it in the first pic....gross. I threw out the frame and started out with a better (but still rough) frame my friend Zane gave me. I chopped the frontend 5", made a custom oil tank from a 61 electra vaccum can and swapped the rear wheel for a 16". Alot of metalwork will be done on the frame as the whole bike will be done in bare metal. Peep it.

The Caballero Roadster Pickup

Here's some shots of the roadster pickup my homie Steve and i are putting together at the shop. Its a 27 T RPU on 32 rails with a slick 59ab flatty.... Rod and Custom here we come!

check Stevie out at: Cab's Blog

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Old Stuff: Saved From The Derby, 1965 Crown Imperial

Definitely not your average 60's Kustom. This one is from 2008. I bought it on a tip from my wife...she saw it on the side of the road with a for sale sign, and HAD to have it. Alot of rust repair and a few million gallons of paint later.........

Hurst Racing Tires Front Page Featured: Vegas Chevy

The Vegas Chevy is featured on the Hurst front page. Pretty cool. These guys make good stuff. Hurst Tires Website

Saturday, January 2, 2010


These are 2 of the motors at the shop, one is a full race 401 nailhead for my Falcon gasser, the other is a flatty for Steve caballero's 27 T RPU. Enjoy.

62 Ford Falcon Gasser "Strange Bird"

I will preface this with thread this statement:

I am
not of sound mind.

Now that I've got that out of the way.......I have found a new use for the Chuckles Sedan's old motor. I'm going to put it in my 1962 Falcon.

I am going to make this as period perfect as I possibly can, and will have a plate.

spindle mounts
6x2 Nailhead
4 speed
2x3 ladder frame
9 inch
econoline front axle
fenderwell exit pipes
radiator in the passenger footwell area
no hood
no interior, just a dash pad a seat, and some period instruments.

Build Thread on the H.A.M.B.

The third pic is the inspiration for the project....