Posted by Stony Smith | May 31st, 2013 | Filed under What's New
The unruly princess has been tamed, starting test drives on the hottest days to make sure she’ll hold together under extreme conditions before we give it back to the customer. I find removing all the English parts and replacing them with reliable parts that are easy to obtain makes life much easier in the long run. When this car came in from Nevada it had a solid mount 350 stuffed in it that would overheat and rattle the doors open, original drums and manual brakes (I think the steering wheel was bent up from trying to stop it) and the wiring was falling apart -then there was the whole Lucas thing as well.
We stripped the car of all the “junk” and started fresh with a rebuilt 250 Chevy 6 cyl and 400 tranny, I made a disc brake conversion for the front and used a Chevy truck rear end on the original leaf springs, and new wiring front to back. Now it’s reliable, and we can get almost any of the consumable parts at any parts place – off to paint, and a carpenter! This thing is all wood. But my first test drive is to drop my son off at school….. In style
Posted by Stony Smith | May 12th, 2013 | Filed under What's New
Ryan brought over a one piece hood he wanted punched with 3″ louvers for Mother’s Day? I’d like to find or make some old time louver punches, the round top ones like we see in all the small mags…. -I get it now, if you turn the hood around the louvers make an M -I’m sure his mom will love it
Posted by Stony Smith | May 6th, 2013 | Filed under What's New
So I was out wheeling and dealing on the weekend for this -I really wanted another army truck like a hole in my head -but cool is cool, it’ll need some love and a diesel, but which one? I’m thinking the plate should be NWO AOK
Posted by Stony Smith | May 2nd, 2013 | Filed under The SmithStonian
So when I’m not thinking about or building cars I do a lot of Crossfit and that led to me building various pull-up rigs for various gyms. I differ from other shops because I build it custom for their application and I can do the installation as well. This rig can have 40 people doing pull-ups at the same time -photos to come once the gym is open!
Posted by Stony Smith | May 1st, 2013 | Filed under What's New
More parts arriving for Bruce’s T everyday, can’t wait to start bolting it all together