Tuesday, November 29, 2016

2016 Hot Rod Holiday Custom Car Show Springfield Missouri

OK things have changed I was just gonna go drink a root beer and eat a hot dog while taking pics and looking at cars but I will have a booth (no show cars or bikes) and I'll be painting slobbering monsters and pins tripping stuff so stop on by and say HELLO!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Beatnik Bandit clone project update, Brining up the rear!

I had the back of the Beatnik Bandit clone project all plastered up and was doing most of my work on other areas of the car but came to a point where I needed to get the tail light area or rear end of the car shaped out. I ended up braking away all the plaster and spit wads I had set up off the body to start over again but with a better idea. Some old archived photos of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth building the real bandit came out of hiding and were posted online, I think it was the Hot Rod magazine website. but anyone thats a RatFink fan was posting them all over the internet and Facebook etc. I pulled them offline and printed them out, there is a wealth of information hidden in old photos like this. I was trying to make a solid wall of plaster & spit wads and after seeing the photos how Ed did it I changed my plan of attack!!! ED just had the rear tail light area kind of "framed out" so to do this in our day and age after the real car being built i went to the Revell model kit and took the tail light panel off the parts spar, put it on the old overhead projector and adjusted the image into the known perimeters and just traced it out onto a piece of 3/4 inch ply wood to make a frame, I'll figure out how to get it "hanging" on the car so i can build the plaster up around it later in life. but right now we are on track and moving in a positive direction! Get out in the garage and build something!!!!!!! --FRITZ

Monday, November 14, 2016

Dad's chopper gas tank, making something from junk.

OK, so as I have said while at the recycling yard one day selling my scrap steel I found this dented up sportster gas tank sitting on a pile of junk, so i tossed it in the back of my truck, Ya know, it might come in handy one day. I cut the bottom out of it and split it down the middle. I wanted to narrow it up a bit to go with the flow of the bike. After i got the two sides tack welded together I made up a new tunnel out of #16 gauge steel. I bent it around a piece of pipe fit it into the tank cavity and marked it off with a sharpie then cut it to size. I had a pro works bung & cap on hand so I'm using them, I made up a vent tube out of a piece of brake line I had laying around the garage. this is a s far as I have gotten. Im doing this in my spare time between Bill's Pontiac and a model A ford I took in this winter. what are you guys doing? get out in the garage and build something!!!!! FRITZ

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Dad's soft tail chopper project....

not much to update but i figured one on Dads project would be nice as I haven't done one on this bike in a long while. about two years ago while cashing in my scrap metal for donut & coffee money I found this Sportster custom gas tank sitting in the pile, I tossed it in my truck thinking, what self respecting Harley guy tosses a gas tank that just needs to be repaired or whatever????? well I think we are gonna use it on Dad's Bike, I'll cut the bottom out of it and the guts then maybe narrow it and inch. Thats all I got for now but I do have some interesting jobs in the works, Stay tuned! now get out in the garage and build something! -FRITZ