3 Point belts…. in the back 

We’ve installed a lot of these in the front seat, but very seldom in the back. Mounting them can be tricky because you want to keep the retractor upright while finding an adequate place so it keeps tension in the belt and retracts it when you push the button. The other over looked concern is spreading the load around and not just drilling a hole and bolting it in, it should have a thinker plate welded to the car to displace any load so the bolt doesn’t rip out in a worst case scenario 

This is the rear seat location in a 54 Chevy, We mounted the retractor on the front of the wheel well on a piece of 1/8 plate welded to the car -making sure that it’s level so the internal lock doesn’t always trigger, same goes for the 3rd anchor point in the middle of the wheel well 

And on the parcel tray we welded a 1/8 plate underneath the bolt area to secure the anchor point 

Shhhhhh, Dynamat

It’s getting closer all the time. Retro fitting a car for all modern conveniences takes a little head skratching, planning and sacrificing -like adding A/C, we tucked it up inside the dash which meant no stereo and a really small glove box, and because the bench seat was toast we went with bucket seats which gives us a space between the seats for a consol. 

On the 401

If you’ve scrolled through this page you may have noticed I really dig APC’s, rolling through London Ontario we pass this, still don’t know what it is yet -but I see all sorts of cool things 

In between the big jobs

I can sqeeze in little ones, like this -a roll pan on a 47 Ford for Bob. This one was straight forward till I found that while the car was straight the fenders were not, so which one to go with? And then ignor the other side -math doesn’t lie. Once we had made the pan, Bob was going to have the fenders made to match. 

Winter has arrived -fingers crossed it melts soon

Some have to sleep outside this winter -in a half done state -just back from paint!!!!! Damn it. One day I will drive this truck, this shot makes me think what if Bob Ross painted trucks in his landscapes