Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Strange Bird" sees the light of day.

I was cleaning the shop, and decided to roll the Strange Bird outside and snap some pics. It was so cool to actually walk around it, and see it from a distance, not 5 feet away in the shop. So stoked!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Update#4 The "Strange Bird" Gets a Huffer and an Altidude Adjustment

Look what showed up at the shop today courtesy of my friend Greg.

Nice Littlefield blower that is completely rebuilt. It was his dad's and it has quite a pedigree. It's been on the strip and on the salt as well. I'll post the whole story later.

I flipped the front axle looked too high. The Hurst racing Super Cushion front tires are all mounted up too.

This is getting wild.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Chuckles Garage T-Shirts, Sweatshirts and Stickers by Steve Caballero

Steve is rad for designing these for the shop. Buy one. They are available in mens and womens.

Friday, February 5, 2010

62 Falcon Update #3

Finally got all the spot welds drilled out for the suspension mounts. Man thats ugly!

Cleaned up the rails for the addition of a curved piece of 2.5x1.5 3/16ths box tubing. This will give the wimpy rails some much needed strength.

Cutting the square tube to conform to the factory rail. this will be welded and ground smooth before it is then clamped to the factory rails.

Welding the square tube on. I also filled the spot weld marks

Cleaning up the filled spot welds...

Rail support all welded in place...

Front and rear spring hangers welded in place....

Finally! On the wheels!

The front wheels will NOT stay red, I will most likely just paint them black or white. They are only temporary till some spindle mounts magically show up on my doorstep. The gross tires will go away in the next couple days as well, and be replaced with a set of Hurst Super Cushions.

The front of the car will drop an inch or two when the powerplant gets dropped in. Oh ya!