Friday, February 27, 2009

LeBaron Bonney Company

If you need a bench seat for your hot rod or resto project, or any other reproduction parts, this place just might have what you need!

LeBaron Bonney Company

You can even build a seat from their wood and spring kits. Very cool!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hemi Valve covers of... well... the YEAR!

Notice anything different about these Chrysler IMPERIAL valve covers??

Few extra lumps there... right? These covers are one-off covers that were stamped just for Steve Wright. The 392 Chrysler Imperial was available in 1957 and 1958. They were not offered with solid lifters and adjustable rocker assemblies. The "dimples" were only seen on Chrysler 300 covers, Industrial engines and Marine engines... (to the best of my knowledge anyway). The dimples provided clearance for the adjustable rockers used with solid lifter valve trains.

That's my fun fact for the day.

Oh... if I'm wrong, please tell me so I don't feel like an idiot AND so I can get my facts straight. HAHA! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Messing around with fish

Just messin' around with this crappy fish eye lense I had laying around. At least it makes the inside of my Model A look a little more spacious. HA!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Four wheels or two?

So, Maurice Van Den Tillaard is in town (FDPhoto) and we did a little two wheelin' with the Cycle Zombies and spent some time watchin' the Stopnik's tare up a local pool. These kids rip for sure!
George, Turkey and Scotty

Scotty, Turkey, and a couple of their friends

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bass is at it again!!

Watch out! Brian Bass is at again! Another Hemi coupe build! Everytime I see this guy's work I just want to chop all my stuff up and send it to the recycler. Absolutely amazing! Looking forward to seeing progress on this build!

You can check out more on Mr. Bass at his website---> Bass Kustoms

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Heelers and hot rods

Dropped in on my buddy Jordan this weekend. More on the young mastermind soon. For now you just get to see dogs and hot rods...

Daisy and Bullet...

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Friday the 13th!

Rear Spring Hangers

Just got word about these today! How awesome are these spring hangers??!!

Check 'em out here ---> Crafty's spring hangers!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Crafty-B is up and running!

I seriously love Kirk's work! He has some really neat products out there! Everything from shocks to lights, but one of the coolest accessories is the fuel caps he is making! I did a previous post in here regarding his products. You can view it here ---> Crafty-B at Whatchaworks

Crafty has really put himself out there lately by puting up a new website. Check out his latest and bookmark his site for some cool accessories for you hot rod or custom bike project!

Crafty's site ---> Crafty-B

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Vintage Wiring source

While looking around for replacement dash lights, I ran across a place called "the Brillman Company" that sells a bunch of neat vintage wiring components like switches, braided ignition and primary wire, raja clips, spark plug adapters, wire holders and looms, lighting, etc. Thought maybe this might help someone. Neat stuff and their prices are very reasonable. Click the name below to get connected...

The Brillman Company

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sneak peaks...

Still a long way to go! But checking stuff off the list pretty rapidly now!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Random thoughts...

Still trying to get refocused on the build after the little "Hemi set-back". Random pictures just flying through my head right now. Some helpful, most are not...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dee Wescott, 1927-2009

Well as time goes on, we seem to lose more and more people that have made their mark in hot rodding. Dee Wescott left is mark with Wescott Auto Restyling and a whole line of beutiful, early Ford fiberglass bodies, replacement panels, and parts of which people have been building hot rods from since the 50's.

The community will miss him but will always remember. If you would like to read a neat timeline about Dee Wescott, as written by Karl Wescott, you may do so by clicking here--> Dee Wescott, 1927 to 2009

The best to the Wescott family and friends.