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Dave’s 35,36,37,39 Ford

Zipper Head, Frankin Coupe, call it what you will -this car just seems to be building itself, parts have been easy to come across… with Dave looking for them! Lots of Stitching this time around getting all the parts to fit in the right place, Dave’s not worried about period correctness as it’s going to be a custom anyway. Next step is to get the front sheet metal done (34 Grill) then mount the drive line and build the floors.

Travis’s Chevy

This was a last minute rescue I took in (I have a soft spot for rescue dogs -and now vehicles it seems) Long story short nothing had been done and summer was running out, he thought it only needed a floor but turned out needing everything. Once we dug into it we realised it had been hit as well -do it once do it right -I think we ended up getting every patch panel you can get for this cab. It had also been installed on a G20 van chassis -little big, but would work with the right rims. Other than the rust it had been “hacked” together poorly as well, so while we were there we fixed everything… -didn’t even have a rad support, and the fenders were hanging off the rad. Once all the fab was taken car of we could start with the mods Travis wanted, Dropped spindles, rough cut pine bed, spacer to fill the gap between the box and cab, a stainless cover for the box, etc etc. Since this is the first time the truck has been really been driven he wanted to get some miles on it for the rest of the summer and get around to painting it later…

Took in another Rescue today

This happens every so often, I get a call from a person complaining about work being done -or not, etc. sometimes I can help them with just advice, sometimes I say “get it out of there” -your in good hands now Travis



Dave’s 35 3 Window

Some progress on the sedan turned coupe, had to make some artistic liberties with the sides of the roof where it meets the door, as I want to keep to super cool way the 35 door windows open -more pics soon…






Dave’s is now a 3 window

I had the shop to myself today, so I tuned in the 80’s station, got all jacked up on coffee and planned out where the cuts would happen then went to work. Nice thing about this chop is there is extra metal in the roof so no filler pieces are required. Just a ton of welding to do, then start mocking up the trunk lid location.









Dave’s 35 -A 3 Window Wanna Be

If you can’t find a 3 window you build one… all the curves are there, we just need to relocate them and might as well chop it while we’re at it, 5″ out 8″ remain. I’m jealous how this car has come together so easy, a part from here, a part from there -Boom, a complete driveline; I think sometimes cars want to get back on the road.

George’s Truck

It’s starting to take shape, not to much more to go before we come to the crossroad -put the wiring, liquids, etc in it for a test drive or rip it apart, sandblast and paint.


Still some cool old Flatty’s out there, the 59B is slated for my 39 Mercury, But I’m torn on the V8-60 -this is the coolest engine I’ve had in a while, it must have came from a vintage hydroplane, looking at old pics they seem the same with all the same speed equipment and mods -I wanted to use the 60 in a roadster pickup, but I think it should go back into a vintage Hydroplane…

Bruce’s T is Gone…

Jobs done, now he has a car that he can put his own character into -all the hard parts and large items are located -I refer to this style of built as a 75%’er, for me this kind of build works best and the customer gets to be involved. This is the second car I’ve built for Bruce but he’s not done yet, when picking this one up he dropped off another…