vrijdag 23 juli 2010

49 F1 TopChop

This week we started on chopping the top of our future shoptruck...
It was our first try, so it took some time to put the saw into the metal....

After days of measuring, thinking and taping the moment was there...
To have an idea about the chop height, we first chopped the doors..

2¾" (7cm) should do the job...both Susie and me aren't such small persons, so I guess this is the limit..

zondag 18 juli 2010

Vintage Steel

During our trip through the states we visited some car cemeteries.
We've selected some of the thousands pics we shot.....

Just Married....

Some cool old Fords...could be great rods.....

vrijdag 2 juli 2010

Open Day SoCal SpeedShop

On june 18th  SO-CAL speedshop was opened for public. Their shop in Pomona,CA opened the doors to have us take a look in their 'kitchen'.
On the way to the shop the roads were packed with cars from enthousiasts:

Nice woody!!

Inside you could see some done rods and running projects:

This was a nice experience to see how the pro's do it!

donderdag 1 juli 2010

El Mirage

Visiting the landspeedrecord races in El Mirage was a dream come true...

Lot's of cool hotrods, bikes and racecars put the pedal to the metal!!

Susie and her new friend Gene Winfield

And the old man went 198 mls/h (317 km/u) with his pumped-up flathead!
Just mist the record......

This is something you can't miss when visiting California!!!