Sunday, July 24, 2011

Going to the Church of Rusted Souls

Up at 4:00 am and on the road by 5:00 am to go 4 1/2 hours (each way) to the Missouri / Arkansas border. Jack Walker, Jason Rock and myself hit a nice little junk yard, with 10,000 cars! Mostly late 60's & 70's stuff but a few cool 50's cars that we all like. I thought I'd post a few pics, as we all love a good rusting hulk with a tree growing out of the engine bay photo. Being July, the tics were out and the weeds and trees made it hard to get a good photo of the over all landscape but I snapped a few for your viewing pleasure. Most of the stuff is kinda picked over, but we all did manage to get a few things to make it a fun trip. Jack and I always say "Going to a junkyard is like going to church for a car guy". I am sure we'll make it back in the winter when it's not 106 degrees and you can see the junk past the trees. What did we get? Jack got what was left of a 59' Impala roof trim, I got an oil can for a 51 chevy 6 cyl for my friend Greaser Mike, and a 56' Olds dash with A/C vents for me, Jason got some back window trim for a customers car.
Enjoy the pics.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Movin' on up like George and Weezy . . .

Well I parted ways with the body shop I was working at and its just fine by me. Doing body work with a drop light and having no torches to work with? What the Hell man? I've seen people care more about building a shit house! I moved on over to the best Restoration, Hot Rod & Custom shop in the area and was working full time in 45 minutes, I didn't even skip a beat! The work these guys put out is top notch, and no one in the area can touch them!

I was in full swing finishing a floor pan job in a 1969 Camaro and hanging a full quarter panel with wheel tubs. After getting just so far on the Camaro's time card I was moved on over to a 1941 Ford pick up truck that was an old show rod at some time in the 70's. I'll be putting in a lot of time on the passenger side door and moving steel around so I can get a nice door gap.

It's a breath of fresh air to work in this place, I have much respect for the guys running it, and hope that this old dog will pick up a few new tricks.

Stay tuned for some quality work & pics here in the future

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Driving the Roswell Rod

So ya wanna see the "Roswell Rod" run & drive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yah, That's right, not bad for a kid from Long Island, Huh.