Rus-T is back

It found its way home, it’s been a long road and it’s heart has been broken…. literally -the crank is in two pieces! I don’t know what happened between when I sold it till now, I had to dig up my old note book on it just to remember what I had done to it. 

Travis’s truck got a new heart…

We’ve been doing a lot more EFI conversions these days -engines are common and usually in good shape -We strip the wiring apart and use only the sections we need while making it super tidy… I love wiring 🙂 

Variable length louvers

My friend Steve wanted some louvers on his hood sides, more traditional than the usual ones we do. So I made a quick video of the process. https://instagram.com/p/BVPgKFnljQb/

Late night floors

3x the speed with 3x the noise! Turn it up 🙂 These pans are for a 69 Charger

Don’t Panic 4169894865

Just changing our phone line to something more modern, plus we can never hear the phone going off in the middle of the day anyway. Now send a picture along with things you would like to discuss 

CNC stuff

This sort of stuff used to take forever on the mill, now we just make an extra to hang on the wall! 

Instagram

Want to keep up with what goes on in the shop weekly? It’s mostly boring technical cool shots of random neat stuff that you don’t get to see during builds, or interesting stuff we find…

 

Find “stony_smith” and check it out.

Larry’s 37

Larry is a great guy who has put a lots of love into this car and it shows, his car is so close to being done -I’m just helping him tweak all the finishing details to get him on the road this spring. I’m really digging these 30’s fords….. time to dig out the 39, as soon as it thaws out 🙂

Some wrap up shots of Dave’s 35 

This was such a great build from start to finish, Dave and I have worked together on other projects but never this all encompassing -we had some “hiccups” along the way also known as “Learning Experiences” the last things we did to it was make it more compliant for road legalities with bumpers and removable tire hugging fenders -all period correct of course, nothing can make a hot rod ugly as fast trailer fenders!

If your coming down the the Motorama Custom Car Show in Toronto March 10,11,12  stop by and say hi and check out some of the details on this beautiful car. I’ve spent a lot of time on this car and I really like the way it all came together -it almost built itself 

3 Point belts…. in the back 

We’ve installed a lot of these in the front seat, but very seldom in the back. Mounting them can be tricky because you want to keep the retractor upright while finding an adequate place so it keeps tension in the belt and retracts it when you push the button. The other over looked concern is spreading the load around and not just drilling a hole and bolting it in, it should have a thinker plate welded to the car to displace any load so the bolt doesn’t rip out in a worst case scenario 

This is the rear seat location in a 54 Chevy, We mounted the retractor on the front of the wheel well on a piece of 1/8 plate welded to the car -making sure that it’s level so the internal lock doesn’t always trigger, same goes for the 3rd anchor point in the middle of the wheel well 

And on the parcel tray we welded a 1/8 plate underneath the bolt area to secure the anchor point 

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