Fifty Shades of (primer) Gray – 1948 Mercury Coupe
Fifty Shades of (primer) Gray – 1948 Mercury Coupe

I struck me like a shovel to head while scrolling through Craigslist, tiny pictures of a rusty, gray primered coupe. I liked it a bit at first, thinking “What a great parts car!”. That little seed of a thought grew into something wild and out of control. Google searches of finished cars, custom (kustom?) cars done by Barris, I could barely keep it out of my mind. So I bought it. It’s almost totally complete, missing really only the parts that have rusted... 

Keepin’ on moving – 1931 Ford Coupe – Project Leftovers
Keepin’ on moving – 1931 Ford Coupe – Project Leftovers

Yep yep yep…. Stuff keeps happening, gotta pull the engine/tranny again, address the hydraulic clutch issues, heat/weld/bend more stuff, put it back together, shorten the driveshaft, etc, etc, etc… Hoping for test drive in the next couple months… Maybe…. but for now a batch of random pictures!  Read More →

Popping on all Four – Finally! – 1931 Model A Coupe
Popping on all Four – Finally! – 1931 Model A Coupe

Finally, after the initial dilemma of getting a busted engine out of a Pick n Pull that prompted me to port the head and do a bunch of other goofy crap that always delays these “hurry up and slam together a heap” kind of projects I was able to get the little four banger screwed together. Static time it and with a little bit of go juice she runs….. then dies. I go through everything again, thinking maybe I missed something, all the carb and timing voodoo stuff.... 

1956 Chevy 210 – Updates and First Test Drive
1956 Chevy 210 – Updates and First Test Drive

Been a while since I posted any updates on this one… Over a year to be precise. Last update on this hoopty rig was May 2013. Been a busy year for me. Wrapping up a divorce, raising a lil dude, build crap and other crazy shit takes a bite out of your time… I tossed in a rear window I scored in a trade for a spare gas tank! I also became one of the few individuals whom have ever used tin-snips to radius the wheelwells on a 1956 Chevy…. Mmmmmmmm……... 

Burnout! – Dan’s 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible
Burnout! – Dan’s 1957 Ford Fairlane Convertible

Dan does a roasty toasty burnout in his 1957 Ford Fairlane convertible!  Read More →