Back up on YouTube

11 years ago we started posting on you tube, kinda like a time capsule of the stuff we did for the TV show Dream Car Garage, before car building shows became soap operas of drama. Now I can upload videos longer that a minute like on Instagram -the plan is to show more detailed aspects of certain projects. Subscribe and follow along, thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEt5JEpAtekJ4TME2x0ZhSw

Lots of cool stuff coming up this summer! from Swat vans to Nascar we do a huge variety of metalwork

The RusT transformation

Robert brought the RusT back to the creator -15ish years ago I put it together, but now its getting a much needed face lift and a new lease on life. The RusT 2.0 is coming along -I can’t tell you everything because i have no idea how it will end up, we’re just building and adding cool stuff as we go. 🙂 Here are some teaser shots

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Ron’s Oakland

So if you’ve been following along at home -that last time we saw Ron’s can in the shop we were getting it back together so he could bomb around in it during the summer -it was during that time he decided leaving the original wood structure in the car wasn’t something he wanted anymore LOL

On the road again… for the summer anyway

So we removed all the wood bit by bit, replacing the entire car with steel. No more flex, constant door gaps, and a LOT less twisting. This was a Sport coupe once upon a time -then someone cut the door tops and tossed the roof I guess. Ron decided to put a traditional full roof back on it

I’d really like to posts photos right side up so i don’t look so amateurish -my skills are in metal, not posting photos

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Instagram Feed

I post a lot to Instagram, so to see what we’re working on weekly check it out. I’ll also ad a new tab up top so you can follow along here

So…. what the best way to make 70’s boats economical?

Stick a DIESEL in it!
https://www.wheels.ca/news/oddball-kustoms-diesel-powered-road-runner-is-ready-for-a-zombie-invasion/?fbclid=IwAR2oaHm2IiEetZULFO1e9UD9yOGX1idL5HS1dSa60fhXzshpa-sPptqSeDs

Oh and the engine mentioned in the article is wrong -its a 3.9L Isuzu 4 cylinder 4BD1T Turbo Diesel

Extremely cool Switches

NOS WW2 military aircraft switch’s, etc -check out the “stuff sale page”

Mike’s Cadillac

We talk to people all the time about cars, ideas and dreams. Sometimes the dreams are too big based of the pile of rust they start with, as you may know in Canada we spend a lot of time building the cars back up to where we can actually start customizing them. Mike’s Caddi is different, it may look like a half done project, but everything is square, and it has really good “bones” plus it was started by a really cool shop out in San Jose California called Gambino Kustoms 👍 So is it worthy of finishing? Of course!!! So much of the work has already been done to the car, but it seems it’s been sitting outside for a long time as the rust is deep in places; thus would be a great time to try one of those “laser” rust removal tools 🤔😂 Its also missing so much of the original pieces it leaves Mike options to build it as he wants -like there was any rules in hot rodding anyway… #seriouslycoolcar 😎 looking forward to this one!

Ron’s Oakland

This was kinda of a “survivor” car. It had been modified and the mechanicals had been swapped out, but the body was in amazing all original shape and was complete… although missing it’s roof section (was a sport coupe) but over the years the door tops had been cut off as well. We left all the original wood intact for now, reinforced the frame, and simply put it back together with all the speed parts that came with it. The cars with the cheap paint are the ones we have the most fun with. BTW twin carbed 350’s should be in wooden bodied cars!!! #waytoofast #sleeper 😂

Early Econoline Disc Brakes!

The problem with this style of Blog style website is the cool stuff gets buried, I receive lots of questions about this conversion throughout the year so I’m bring it back up to the top.

Once upon a time I had a fast Econoline -and because of the OG drums I was running I would just plan my stops accordingly, every so often I would coast through or into an intersection while pulling up on the steering wheel, then one day BAM -I hit the backside of a Neon. When I looked around no one was making any disc brake kits -so I made my own. It’s a little cross pollination with some Japanese parts, but they came together amazingly smooth. I like to go fast and I want the option of stopping fast if required.

I’ve added the actual CAD drawing if you want to cut them out yourself -its a 3/8 steel plate. Just make sure all surfaces are clean and burr free. I’m sure if you are attempting this you are confident in your ability. this mod will also require you to adjust your steering stops if you have a front sway bar… I found that one out the hard way as well 🙂

Mini bomber seat?

Sure why not, I was surfing around one day and came across plans for a bomber style hot rod seat -right click copy and save for later, well the day came to do something with it. I have a bag of super small .060 aluminum aircraft Rivets so I scaled the seat to about 1/3 of the actual size -about the right size for the rivets to seem about 3/16 in full scale. Now back to regular work… like making a mini belly tanker to put it in 🙂