Travis’s 1960 Chevy

More mods to Travis’s truck, after a summer of driving it around he wanted to make some changes to it, he wanted better gearing as the RPM was to high at highway speeds, so we changed the transmission from a TH400 to a 700R4 and changed the rear axle -we tossed the old 6 bolt, rebuilt and installed a 86 Chevy 1/2 ton axle. We modified the air system a bit, and tweaked a few other things. On the road again freshened up and ready for some distance cruising this summer. We love the patina and stance this truck has, it looks cool and fast just sitting there.

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 🙂 

The 54

Is now off to interior! Road tests are fun, shaking the bugs out, adjusting everything and chasing down rattles -power window kits rattle like crazy! Off to the Garage for an alignment then I had Steve drive it over to interior. Can anyone guess what this little clip does,..

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.

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! 


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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 🙂