Tuesday, May 7, 2013
You can tell its getting warm out 'cause I have been hit with quite a few bike paint jobs! I have them in different stages of where they will end up, but my fav is the candy red pre unit Triumph chopper stuff, for my friend Greaser Mike. I will definitely post pics of this job here when it is done! After I get the bike paint work done and out of the way, I will start the paint work on the "Baja Bandeeto". The good people at "House of Kolor" have been keeping a close eye on 'ol Fritzie here, and asked if they could sponsor my new show rod! Man, word must get around, or they are keeping an eye on my blog 'cause the timing is spot on. I was getting ready to give them a call ! The one thing that will be slowing me down is keeping the tractor running, and cutting the ten acres of grass in my yard. What have you guys been building? Get out in the garage and build something! FRITZ
Monday, April 8, 2013
So this is what I have been doing at the day job, all the art work on this 1954 Ford wagon. Fogged panels with a lace job, variegated gold leaf lettering, lots of lines etc. Ya just have to see it in person to really dig it! I filmed the entire process for a "Paint tips & tricks" DVD. I have been wondering what you guys would like, a 2 DVD set that covers a few different paint ideas and tricks or a single DVD that cover one technique at a time. Like one DVD would be just "lace painting" or a 2 DVD set would be "lace, flames, freak dots, and fish scales". I'd like to hear from you guys and know what ya think! On other news the "Bandeeto" chassis is a roller and in storage while I wait for my shipment to arrive from House of Kolor. They are again the official sponsor of my show rods. They stood tall for the "Roswell Rod" and wanted to be a part of the "Baja Bandeeto" project. Plus it is all I ever use for all my kustom paint work. I love the stuff! just gotta get my name on the side of the cans like they used to do! Get out in the garage and build something!
Friday, March 29, 2013
More chrome then a soup can with no label! What took so long to get to this point, that you probably can't see, is the hand made intake manifold in all that Bling some where. Its not so special, in the fact that it is basically a stock single carb intake, but there are no heat risers to keep the carb from icing up. Yeah, like I'm gonna be driving this sled in the snow anytime soon. I cut and pieced it together, and Jason Rock tig welded it all up nice and pretty for me. I just wanted a nice clean look and also a stock engine. It was 66 degrees today when I got home from work, and I hope tomorrow (Friday) will be just as nice so I can soap up the wheels and get them clean. Next up will be getting the body ready for paint. That's where the real fun begins. What have you guys been up to? Get out in the garage and build something! Fritz
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The mysteries of lacing and truing a motorcycle wheel. There really is no mystery, it just takes a lot of patience and practice. In this DVD set I do my best to walk you through every step. I start with taking a motorcycle wheel apart and then cleaning and greasing the bearings. Then I show setting new races, lacing up two different style wheel hubs, and truing them up in a truing stand and the rear swing arm of an old Harley Super Glide. This really is a task that anyone can learn and do at home in the garage. Now in stock !!! Arrived ahead of schedule.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
WOW! inside of a year's time Paul and Kristy Bacon's Rad BMW custom Bubble top is finished! You can look back in my older blog posts (April 11 2012) and see how this crazy Beamer started out. This is what I'm talking about gang "Get out in the garage and build something" ANYTHING! Stop sitting in front of the TV, its all the same crap . . . Internet message boards . . . CRAP! This is what its all about! Crazy rolling art man! Paul gets himself a FREE Spritz By Fritz T-Shirt for his efforts. I know Its not much, but all you guys out there can e-mail yer stuff and we'll see what happens! I'm gonna enclose Paul's e-mail with his words. I wanna hear from all you crazy cats and see what's going on in yer garage. FRITZ "Yo Fritz, I Finished it! yeah lots of sanding, yeah lots of time, yeah lots of itching, but most of all good times! I think I gave all the tech info with the build up pics but just to add to that the paint is flake (can't be seen in pics) and was applied by my friend Melv in my home workshop. The interior was stitched by my wife Kirsty on our kitchen table, and my friend Lee did the wiring, and I made everything else and now I wanna do another but this time I'm gonna go wild. Building this kinda stuff is great, making a real one off with no restrictions other than your imagination and then freaking the squares out on the road. Thanks for your blog entry's and DVD's its great to know someone else is working hard on great stuff, its a real inspiration. Thanks, Paul Bacon"