That's me, I'm him...

DISCLAIMER: Although I am a car guy this is not solely a car blog. I will talk cars, but this is also a blog about how I view the world. Just ask my mom and she will tell you my first word was "car". I do have a slight fascination with them. Luckily I have a supportive family and a very understanding wife...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Crossmember dismemberment...

One thing I was never really fond of in my F100 was the powersteering rack and crossmember the previous owner installed. Although it seemed to function around town ok I am not sure how it would have handled at higher speeds or long distances.

Another drawback was it was just a POOR fabrication job and looked hideous.

Well with the motor out of the way for the time being I decided to trim a little excess weight off the front end.

Here's what I started with. Forgot to take a shot of the steering column hooked up though:


A little cutting with a sawzall:


Pull it out:


Factory tie-rod back in:


Mocking up a stock steering box:


Some people's fab and bodywork ROCKS!



Friday, April 9, 2010

Dream truck of the week...

Groovy baby! Check out this heavily customized slant cab F100. Not sure where this was taken, but it looks like a '70 plate on the rear.

The truck is chopped (but with stock rear window), shaved, and panel painted. The fenders have been molded and tucked in. The custom bed is finished of by an upholstered cover.

Cougar taillights, side pipes, wide and wider mags, and Firestone meats round out the package.

Throw in your favorite eight track, crank up the 6X9s, and let's cruise...


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter...


Whether you're thoughts are with the man, the bunny, or just a spring day - enjoy!

"Big Daddy"...

Ed Roth (March 4, 1932 – April 4, 2001)


Mopar Brings Jeep and Ram Truck Concepts to Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari...

Earlier this month, Chrysler’s Mopar division said it would unveil its annual batch of unique off-road Jeep and Ram truck concepts during the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah. With the Safari underway and the covers unwrapped, we now have full details on eight “Moparized” Jeeps and Ram trucks.

The eight vehicles are six one-off image models and two are near-production-ready vehicles. The image vehicles represent Mopar’s best “no holds barred” efforts and include five Jeeps and a Ram Power Wagon. The breakdown of each vehicle at the Moab Safari can be seen here.

The one that really stood out to me is the Nukizer 715 concept whch pays homage to the military-spec Kaiser M-715 truck from the 1960s:


- courtesy

Friday, April 2, 2010

Not exactly dream "car" of the week...

This week's dream ride is not a car, but a chopper. Jesse James' Sturgis Special. I don't know if it's the springfever getting to me or all the talk about Jesse and Sandra in the tabloids, but this is what's on my mind lately...


Through the looking glass...

I mentioned before I have a closet Alice in Wonderland fetish. It's my favorite of the "classic" Disney cartoon films. Unfortunately Shannon has never shared my enthusiasm over it.

I've been excited every since it was announced that Tim Burton was doing a new Alice movie. It's been in the theaters for a little less than a month and with everything going on we hadn't even made it to see it - until last night. Yep, Shannon took me for a belated birthday, or was it an unbirthday, present?

I just have to say W-O-W this movie is great. If you are an Alice fan, Tim Burton fan, CGI fan, 3D fan, or ALL of these you need to see it if you haven't yet. Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter are awesome. I only hope that when this is release, in June according to all the rumors, that it is offered in 3D again...


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Foolin' from Hotwheels...

Hotwheels posted this on their site today as a 2011 "sneak preview". I wonder how many people caught onto the joke...


Good lookin' Ford 300/6...

Sounds good too...

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