Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pretty cool outerspace shit

I got to see this tonight through my welding helmet . Not available for viewing for another 18 years .

I love that we're out in outer space floating around , and there are huge ass things also floating around that somehow manage to not knock into us and just go apeshit pinball crazy .

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My bro Dave is getting his car hooked up with new paint and rims

The paint just got done and now they're putting all the trim and dingles back on the car . Dave's also thinking about a set of Astro Supremes or maybe some Cragars to finish off the late 60's boulevard cruiser look as well as a set of color matching seat covers and a new dash pad . Here are a few sneak preview shots of how it's turning out . It's a 1964 Dodge Dart Wagon .

I think it needs a little extra sound going on with the help of some trick exhaust , but we'll see if he goes that direction . Regardless , this shit is going to be bananas !

Monday, May 7, 2012

My online bro Hatch , the guy I bought the '77 from , recently put this little gem together out of a runner and a bunch of spare parts .

So clean and simple . Why can't people see with this kind of vision more often . I mean variety is the spice of life and all that , but this is what sportster should look like . Tight , quick and mean . Ready to go light to light or roll it on , out on the highway . . .

Friday, May 4, 2012

Making a traditionally styled grille for your custom 1950 mercury

I did this little grille swap a few years ago on my Merc . It was pretty easy to do and although I replaced a really nice condition Desoto grille with this slightly more scrappy 1954 ford grille , I made this one myself so you know what they say . . . homed shit is always better than normal shit . First you take a decent condition grille from a 1954 Ford custom line . As long as it's straight , the chrome doesn't have to be perfect as you will more than likely redo the chrome at some point anyhow . You're going to have bare welds on it as well , so whatever .
You take that grille and measure a little here and there to figure out how wide it needs to be before you start chopping away at it . you can always make it smaller , but it's a lot more work to make it bigger again .
This is the bottom part of that grille , cut & trimmed and getting ready to weld .
Here's the top and bottom welded up and bolted back together again . Once the shape is where you want it you can clean it up a little or polish it some to make it look nicer . I never did manage to get the chrome done on this one .
Turns out it looks pretty nice in there , but maybe a little too simple .
Add a couple bullets from a 1951 Ford grille on the ends and we're off to the races . Like I said above , I had previously installed a mint condition 1955 Desoto grille in this car with working running lights and everything . I had to do a fair amount of work to make that one fit too , because of those huge bumper over riders that make the grille almost a foot too wide to go into the merc grille surround , without a good amount of trimming . I think this grille is pretty nice though , much more subtle and again , the whole idea that it was handmade . There isn't another one exactly like it on a car like this anywhere . That makes it cooler in my opinion .
I think it looks pretty nice , and apparently the current owner of that car does as well . It's been just like this since the day I sold it . I hope he throws some chrome on there at some point though , I think it deserves it !