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 www.chriskiker.com 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 B-pillar.....no big deal





Monday, January 4, 2010

Beezer

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 Freeman Tudor

This is a 30 Ford Tudor I'm building. It's got a 401 nailhead set waaaay back into the firewall with 3 deuces, custom frame with 4 link in the rear Hurst Racing tires in the back, and special arched front crossmember. Its in the style of a 60's drag car. Dig 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.........