Monthly Archives: June 2013

Me on a quadraped

Me on a quadraped

Most of the photos of me as a kid are of me on a bike, a trike or this quadruped. So, I was into vehicles at an early age.

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June 23, 2013 · 12:17 am

1941 Oldsmobile

1941 Oldsmobile

This car is on a rotisserie. How nice it is to work on the underside of a car when you can rotate the area you want to work to eye level. It makes metal repairs many times easier than climbing underneath a car and working in the dark.

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June 13, 2013 · 4:43 am

Lead seam

Lead seam

This is a factory lead seam on a 1968 Camaro that is being redone after a quarter panel replacement. This is the seam where the roof panel is welded to the rest of the car. Here I’ve tinned the area to be leaded and begun to add lead near the drip rail.

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June 13, 2013 · 4:33 am

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June 12, 2013 · 3:20 am

Nice Viper

Nice Viper

In the summer of 2001 I worked for Gefoglio Family Metalcrafters in Costa Mesa, CA. Work there was seasonal and after delivering the Chrysler Crossfire concept car to Chrysler Motors to be shown at the North American Auto Show, the company then does smaller contracts for a few months. I was given the assignment of developing an electronic door handle for the 2004 Dodge Viper. In 2001 most all door handles were mechanical. So, I designed and built the first “proof of concept” electronic door handle that made it into production and is on this car visiting the shop.

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June 10, 2013 · 12:33 am

1974 GMC Palm Beach

1974 GMC Palm Beach

My custom car addiction has been deflected into classic motorhome restoration. I am a full time RV’er and this is the third GMC Palm Beach I’ve had. This one has been well maintained, restored and upgraded. Rides like a Cadillac.

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June 8, 2013 · 4:13 pm

Amazing Car Crash

Amazing Car Crash

Carver, Oregon is little more than a speed bump along the Clacamas River, a little ways outside of Portland. I drove there recently to look at something that was for sale and as I waited for the other gentleman to meet me, I came upon this scene. This is a late 20’s, early 30’s Dodge Brothers that must have crashed here sometime in the past, at the very end of narrow country road. The engine and other parts have been removed over time but the body and frame remain exactly where they came to rest.

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June 7, 2013 · 2:01 pm