Early Econoline Disc Brakes!

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 kits, so I made my own, it’s a little cross pollination with some Japanese parts, but they came together amazingly smooth. I can hook you up with all the parts, or just the brackets. If your pushing the limits of physics with pushing your brick through the wind with giant HP, you should be able to stop just as fast.

Is it Worth it….

I’ve built a lot of cars, but old GM’s are the worst, once the wood is gone your left with a bunch of floppy panels. I’m thinking of making the doors part of it -weld it shut and keep it low enough so you can just hop over the doors, but how do you slam a car and keep the fenders that low off the ground? 13″ 100 spoke wires! Maybe an SR20 motor… the seating area is huge and it has a rumble seat! -lots of room to splay out, I know it could be cool, but at what cost to my brain…


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Laser grills

As you may remember the 56 Cadillac has a square interlocking grill, since we’re using the Caddy bumper on the Pontiac /Chevy and the customer didn’t want to run the original grill we decided to make one similar to the Caddy. Painted black and a polished edge will look good in the Pontillac

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Louvers

Rather than punching the same old louvers, Ryan wanted something a little different for the hood of his truck. We laid out the pattern measuring at least 100 times then cut the lines with a grinder, then used the English wheel and the Louver Die I had made up to roll back and forth until the louver was fully formed. We had to remove all the inner bracing and reweld it back in once the hammer and dollying was done -might as well fix the dents while were at it

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George’s truck

George has got some whacky ideas… And I love them, don’t know how this one will end up because it changes every time he shows up

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Just a little off the top

Who needs all that head room anyway? It’s not like we are wearing top hats around anymore. With the chop done, everything comes apart for final welding now.

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This will be fun

Eugene asked me to build a sidecar for his GSXR 1100 -still in the mock up stage as we are waiting for parts to come in, the sketch provides us with a loose plan of the structure

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Mitchell asked me…

How the progress on my 39 Merc is going -it’s the pile on the left. Looking forward to starting on it this spring.

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It been a while

So I thought I’d post up a shot or 2 of what I’ve been working on lately.

Bruce’s car is now off the frame table, he wants a 5″ chop on this one -I think with all that head room of a un-chopped T you could wear a Top Hat while driving

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Got the Dagmar’s on the pontiac and replaced the floors, rockers, etc -typical 60yr old car stuff -getting ready for paint

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And finished up the roof chop on the 49 -now for everything else…

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We made it to the big time

1st time for me, I’m pretty stoked to have a vehicle at SEMA, I’ll update the info in the next couple of days, Hopefully Steve will send up some other shots as well, Hint hint….

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