Friday, June 26, 2009

So it's TRUE...

...cops really DO love donuts! And I love cell phones with cameras! Great to see my local law enforcement knows a good donut when... uuu... they taste one.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Metalshaping Video

Thanks to my buddy Jack (Creepy Jack's Evil Eye Blog) for sending me the link to this YouTube video! It's an advertisement for a DVD (which I will have to pick up now!!) that shows metalshaping secrets and panel repair without using an English Wheel. Very cool stuff! If you like metalshaping as much as I do, watch this YouTube clip! Neat stuff!

The website is

DVD is 38-pounds (appx. $62+). That's about the going rate for any good metalshaping video that's this in-depth.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Model A Progress

Lots of progress this weekend... got the heads on the "new" hemi build after some minor deck surgery, made some seat risors (will pivot later so the seat can flip forward), and the biggest progress was the fuel tank mounts! TONS of work went into these stupid things, but I think it ties everything together nicely.

Been working on linkage for the Hemi with the mock-up motor that's in the car..

Heads on and double roller timing chain in place...

Starting to look like there's a place to sit in this thing. Put some padding in the seats just to try to get the sitting position close.

The new risors

Bracket building! At least 20 hours just in these two brackets. GAH!

Had to set the Crafty-B fuel cap up on there to see how it looked! Stoked for sure!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Limeworks Speed Shop - 15 Years

Had the pleasure of poking around Limeworks Speed Shop, in Whittier, CA yesterday. Steve is celebrating 15 years of successful hot rod building. My hats of to him and the whole crew that helped make it happen! Congratulations!

Need some cool parts for your traditional hot rod? Check out Limeworks or drop in and see their showroom and shop, located in a cool old building on Greenleaf in Whittier!

Limeworks Speed Shop

Keep rockin' ya' ol' "china plate"!

Here's a few pictures from around the shop. I'll be going back up at some point to get some more pictures, if Steve will let me back in the building. :) For now, you'll just have to hold out with these...

The killer shop protector, Kona. The dog that will eat your furniture.

Blown Daimler Hemi!! You guys KNOW I'm a sucker for a Hemi!

Steve acting like the tough guy while Craig and I laugh, because we know better.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chris Casny's... "the One"

Big congratulations out to my buddy Chris on getting his Model A coupe done! Looks great Chris! Love it! Can't wait for a ride!!!

Interior recently finished by Dave Martinez

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Purple People Eater Video

Here you go...

And here's the actual run... (not sure who actually took this)

Monday, June 15, 2009

The PPE does Antique Nats

Went to the 39th Annual Antique Nationals in Fontana, CA this weekend. My favorite show of the year! Great cars, friendly people, and some great drag racing fun with everything from Whizzers to full on fuel altered drag cars. What a blast, as always!

There was a special surprise this year, though. The Purple People Eater made a special appearance and they let 'em run! Sweet!!! I got video and the fisheye pictures are mine, the other starting line pictures were taken by someone else.

I'll post the videos later...


Roadsters Rule

Riding along with Dan Bridges in his 1927 Model T Roadster Pickup with a built Model B Banger. What a blast! Thanks for the ride to the BBQ Dan!

I took a few video shots, but my camera doesn't have much for wind protection. I'll post one of the short ones below and add a couple longer ones later...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Test subject...

...pretty much how I'm feelin' lately...



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Hot Rod Company

My fuel tank and other goodies showed up today! Feels like Christmas in June!

Check out the Hot Rod Company!

Thanks Mike!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Joyrides Presents... Cole Foster

Mark Kawakami, (Joyrides Art Comp.) recently did a write up on amazing builder/fabricator, Cole Foster. Check out his write up and pictures on his website, or... click HERE

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Harbortown - One World Studios at it again!

Okay, Zack and Scott are up to no good again! Check out their latest invention!

Check out their website and look for it at a theater near you! (always wanted to say that)


See you guys soon!


Rear quarter windows will be functional soon...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Pinstriped piece of history

One of my most prized posessions. This was painted by Doug Dorr a few years ago. It resides on my living room book case. Was given to me by the Road Devils at a show. Very thankful to have it!

Thanks again to the Road Devils and Doug Dorr.

This really makes me miss my Triumph! Good times!

Auto Union Type C

Everyone needs one of these... Sweet sounds of 16 CYLINDERS!

Friday Inspirational Randomness

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Big thanks to Mark Kawakami!

Last weekend, Mark Kawakami of Joyrides Art Company, came in and took some shots while I was working. Never had anyone do that before and these might be the only proof out there that I actually DO work and not just talk about hot rods all the time. I feel bad for the people that have to listen to my jabber all the time...

I'm just starting to learn more about photography and really have plans to take it further in the future, so naturally Mark's work is inspirational. Hopefully I can learn a thing or two from him.

Check out his Blog site for more awesome photogaphy and if you want to see my silly mug working on my never-ending battle of Ford Model A, he has a ton up there from that Saturday.

Mark Kawakami's Joyrides Art Company

Thanks Mark! Pleasure to have you in the shop!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Some Randomness

A few pictures from Saturday's breakfast...

My buddy Kevin's little man. Day dreaming!

Don't see too many Columbia, two-speed rear ends. Super cool!