40 Ford frame with fuel cell and fiberglass engine mockup
This was an interesting project. The idea was to strap some ware north of 700HP in to a 40 ford, with no roll cage structure to strengthen the car, but still not have it twist itself into a pretzel the first time it launched off the line. And by the way see if you can make it go around a corner like a sports car.
The concept behind this project was to fit a blown 502 big block under the hood of a 57 Nomad without cutting the hood to make room for the air cleaner. Of course everybody familiar with blown big blocks and shoe box Chevys will tell you it can’t be done. So let me explain to you how it is done. Continue reading →
As you can see this classic Olds has had an unfortunate encounter with a can opener. With this type of damage the sheet metal stretches a lot especially around the hole. Then when you weld the hole shut and hammer out the crease it stretches even more. This creates a condition known as an “oil can”. The metal popes in and out like the side of a tin oil can, so it is ether out to far, or in too far. To repair the door I had to Continue reading →
1973 Ford Bronco floor instillation; rotisserie restoration
This is a good example of what can be accomplished with an old rusted out body.
It’s called a rotisserie restoration. The bronco is mounted on a rotisserie that I built for this purpose. The old frame is still attached to as to the body, and an inner structure of tubing welded into the passenger compartment. The body and frame were taken to the frame shop first to make sure the Continue reading →
Porsche 911 Targa; THIS COULD BE YOUR CARThe Porsche is finished just in time for the snow
Time for a face lift. Instead of buying a new Porsche why not make an old Porsche new again. Strip of the old paint, install fender flares and bumpers from GT Racing, and give it a shiny new paint job. Continue reading →