Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hot Rod Action Photos Rule!

Nothing better than seeing someone actually drive the HELL out of their hot rod!! Love this picture!!!

Rod, from REDNEK Rod Shop, driving Kevin Shaw's '26 T RPU at the Jalopy Dust Up, in New Zealand.

Hot Rods and a Wedding

Congratulations to Paul and Cammie!

(video by Mr. Bleed)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Grille Shell Progress

Been chipping away at this '32 grille shell for quite some time now. First it was chopped but just tacked, then I used a genie '32 Ford shell to transfer the crank hole, then peaked it, then went back and finished stripping it and worked on the chop seams. Few more things to clean up, then final prep before primer.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Daily Plymouth

Was down in Seal Beach one day messing around with the new camera and ran across this sweet Plymouth. The owner also owns the 4-door Hudson in the background. The Plymouth is his daily driver. Good to see people drivin' their cars instead of leaving them in the garage until the weekend! Much respect!

Old Tools RULE!

Some really good friends of mine just happen to have an old Bridgeport J-head sitting around collecting dust and offered to bring it down from storage so it could get some use. WOW! Love old tools! Especially old machining tools! It's a 1957 J-head Bridgeport and it apparently started life out in a coin mint! I feel very fortunate to have it in my possesion! Going to restore it the best I can and get it dialed in.

Down side: TOOLING! UHG! Pretty much have to start from scratch. Not to mention, it's been a very long time since I've used a mill for anything purposeful!

Good news though... Going to start working on some of the "Whatchaworks" ideas that will be eventually extended to you folks. So stay tuned!

Thanks Andrew and Dave Brudnicki!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Picture Taking Device

Finally! The investment just HAD to be made! Pentax K-7 with an 18-55 and we already happen to have a Pentax film SLR that had a nice 28-300 AF lens. Gonna' be a blast!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sweet Bottle Opener from Pfeifer Studio

Ran across these bottle openers on another blog site/online store that my Sis is associated with. Super cool! I would have a hard time choosing which one to get though! Could actually use the hammer as well as open bottles probably! HAHA! I like that!

Cast Iron Bottle Openers

Check out more crazy stuff at Pfeifer Studio

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

R&D Metal Fabricators

Located in Huntington Beach, CA, R&D Metal Fabricators can do pretty much anything for your sheet metal forming and fabrication needs. Our company has been using them for years and they've never let us down.

R&D is equipped with CNC and manual punches, CNC and manual Box and Pan Brakes, press rolls, manual Milling machines and drill centers, laser cutters, shears, surfacing machines, can weld anything and have some of the best MIG and TIG welders around. So if you have a sheet metal project that you need constructed, give R&D Metal Fabricators a call.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hot Rod Tragedy Captured...

Recently, Jason Graham Hot Rods & Cool Customs was struck with a tragic fire. A relief fund has been established and details can be viewed here --> Jason Graham Relief Fund

Below are some pictures featured by Not Stock Photography. A tragedy we all fear, yet well captured.

More pictures from NotStock of the carnage left by the fire here...

Good luck to Jason Graham and those effected by this tragedy! Thank you to John Jackson and those from NotStock for sharing their pictures.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bean's Tattoo Arm Stand

One of my really good brothers, Bean, is a great tattoo guy. He's needed an arm stand for a while, so... I made him one. It only took about a year and half, or something, but it's pretty much done. Few more details to clean up and I need to get the right hardware on there and he can take it back to Vegas.

Most of it is pretty much scratch built, but I had a few parts laying around I thought might make it more interesting than just a plain ol' stand. The base ring is a split 1937 Ford wide-five patterned brake drum. Model A connecting rods were used to keep it indexed when it's being adjusted, and 331 Chrysler Hemi valves and springs were used as the actual arm rest. Bean will do the finish coatings so it can be properly sterilized.

Need a good tattoo guy in Las Vegas? Check out Bean, at Living Dead Tattoo Parlor.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

AeroCraftsman - Restorations & Replicas

Dig antique and classic planes? Check out AeroCraftsman and the work that they do! They're located in Riverside, California at the Flabob Airfield. Their focus is on restoration and preservation but also have the ability to design and construct replica airplanes from the golden era of aviation!

Here's a wonderful example of their work right here! More can be seen on their website about the Caudron, an amazing plane!

(pictures as seen on AeroCraftsman's website)

Blue Porsches. Old ones...

...I guess I just really like them!

I've always been a fan of the 356 coupes. Always been a fan of blue cars, also. Classy lookin' speed right here! The "Outlaw" 356's are just super cool!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rod Riders and Ferguson Racing

This weekend I had quite a treat. Went to the Rod Riders annual at Ferguson Racing. Was my first time seeing this shop so the drool factor was high! Some of the most incredible vintage speed parts I have ever seen! There were cool parts shoved in corners and stacked up all over the place. Everything from shopping carts of spare exhaust bends and vintage Bally pin ball machines to insane Ardun race engines 32 Ford Roadsters hanging from the ceiling! Was seriously incredible!

Thanks to Ferguson Racing for opening their doors to allow this event at their venue!

Check out more about the Rod Riders and Ferguson Racing, and the Ardun OHV kits!