Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Bill's Pontiac Starchief update #6

I had to go way back about 9 months to see where I left off on this, Its been to long for an update. as it is all not fresh in my mind anymore I'm going to just wing it. the rear body cross brace on Bill's car was totally rotted and shot, and 'cause of this the main trunk floor would flex from stuff being in there and got stress cracks here and there. we wanted to install a new gas tank that had a late model fuel injection pump in it and the closet one we could get was a 1957 Chevy for the 1957 Pontiac. so my bright idea was to replace the center of the trunk floor with a Chevy panel so the gas tank would line up with the "notches" in the trunk floor, anyone that has done a gas tank on these vintage cars knows what Im talking about. I had to replace the rear cross brace body bushings and have a sheet metal shop bend up a top & bottom rear cross brace as my metal brake wasn't wide enough or deep enough to do the job and it was some good thick stuff and a bit hard for me to bend. from here on out I'll let the photos do the story telling I'm sure you'll get the idea. I am a lot further along then this so in the coming weeks I'll try to get everyone up to speed. Get out in the garage and build something! -FRITZ

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Orleans Wild Wheels Car Show 2017

The "BAJA BANDEETO" will be at the New Orleans Wild Wheels Car show in New Orleans Louisiana super dome this March 17-18-19th

Detroit Auto-Rama Detroit MI 2017

The "BAJA BANDEETO" will be at the Detroit Auto-Rama show in Detroit Michigan this February 24-25-26th look for it in Feature car row!

Darryl Starbird custom car show Tulsa OK, 2017

The "BAJA BANDEETO" will be at the Darryl Starbird Custom Car show in Tulsa Oklahoma this February 17-18-19th

Beatnik Bandit Update!!!

So as many of you know my friend "Zim" and I have what we call "Fun with Fritz Fridays" where we work on the bandit and get BBQ for lunch! this past Friday was no different, after looking over photos I took of the real car and measurements I took off the real car and comparing them to my clone we decided that some plaster needed to come off the top of the rear body. I actually used an old axe to shave off the still damp plaster that had been on there for months! I also put some sheet rock screws along the wood ring i made for the tail light panel to help hold the plaster in place as last time I put plaster on the plywood ring it didn't hold so good and was on the garage floor the next morning. all in all on this last day of the year I think the ass end is shaping up quite nicely. it pays to do squares i guess ;) make the new years resolution to spent more time in the garage being creative and less time on face book, your phone and in front of the TV, brig the kids in the garage and build a go-kart or a hoped up valve cover for the car show valve cover races, just "Get out in the garage and build something" _FRITZ

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Model A Ford Madness!!!!

SO for anyone out there that may have my "How to chop a Model A Ford at home" DVD this is the same coupe from that DVD. Its back for me to do some more work on, I've been doing sub rails and what not but I will do a post on the rear quarter panel pocket patches you can get at most every restoration place in the USA. From what I have been hearing from guys is that they all Suck, they don't fit worth a Snot, my pics below are photo proof. I could tell right away that this patch would end up about 1/4 of an inch off, I cut it into pieces and worked each one to fit as I went along, on the first patch I used a flat chisel to move a body line over about 1/8th of an inch, got the first one welded in and then the next piece was just a matter of trimming it till the body line met up, the last piece is the proof in the pudding, Yup about 1/4 of an inch just shy of doing its job. instead of trying to weld a tiny piece of steel in there I grabbed a small piece of sheet steel and bead rolled my own body line and will make a tiny patch of my own. what have you guys been doing, Id love to hear from you SPRITZBYFRITZ@AOL.COM now get out in the garage and build something! --FRITZ

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Biggest Sale of the Year!

Check out the Spritz By Fritz Store and get something for everyone on your list.