Rusty McGee the 1971 Chevy
Rusty McGee the 1971 Chevy

The newest addition to the Fleet o’ Beaters is this 1971 Chevy Cheyenne 4×4. Despite the rust be-speckled exterior its actually amazingly rust free. After helping my Bro-in-Law Jimbo with his 1969 Chevy C-10 truck I knew the rockers are notorious for disappearing into the elements, as are the floorpans and cab corners (the last two were not an issue of Jimmy’s truck) but this truck had none of those problems. Just a crap ton of surface rust and a few rust spots... 

Project Leftovers: 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Project Leftovers:  1931 Ford Model A Coupe

So it all started with me rounding up all my leftovers and random junk I’d collected over the years and whipping up a temporary frame for my 1930 Ford Model A Coupe project to sit on in my sideyard while building other crap. It was pretty basic, a stock Model A frame, a Mor-Drop 1932-1936 Ford axle which had recieved a crude but heavy drop (5.75 inches!), a pair of 1932 spindles, leftover brakes, leftover springs, a quicky split wishbone hung on Speedway brackets, 1949/1950... 

Beater ’56 – May Update – 1956 Chevy 210 two door sedan
Beater ’56 – May Update – 1956 Chevy 210 two door sedan

So it’s been a while so I figured I’d post a couple pictures and update y’all about my beater ’56 Chevy project! When I scored the tunnel ram for $60 the “dump in a running engine and tranny” plan snowballed into “gee, let’s port the heads, install a lumpy cam, headers, and other fun bits”. I should be firing it up and breaking in the cam real soon, just waiting to wrap up a few little details, install the distributor/wires,... 

At the Trainyard – 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe
At the Trainyard – 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Just a few update snapshots of the Valiant, still haven’t sold it yet! Runs great, been driving it all over town. Slant six still knocks out decent economy, although I can’t measure it because the gas gauge is broken!  Read More →

1974 Plymouth Gold Duster – My second car – Photos from the Past!
1974 Plymouth Gold Duster – My second car – Photos from the Past!

My folks found this set of pictures of my second Duster, a 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster originally equipped with a 318 two barrel, 904 automatic, 2.45 geared 8 1/4 rearend, and a SNAKE SKIN VINYL TOP!! Oh yeah, super swingin’ 70′s baby!! I made many great memories in this car. With a 2.45 geared rear end the top end was amazing, I buried the 120 MPH speedometer a lot more than my parents would have cared to know. The two barrel top end was replaced with four barrel...