Went to tje flea market only intending to pick up some trucks for vdubyajohn from one of the vendors. Well that vendor wasn’t there, and my self control failed me.
Been driving the’87 Colony Park a bunch and the AOD trans behind the 5.0 is acting up. When warm it seems to sometimes hunt between gears when driving at a steady speed on surface streets. The car will also shudder like the engine is missing at lights, but smooths out if i put it inneutral. And randomly It will…
I’m away at a wedding and forgot a warm coat. Stopped at the local walmart for something to do for now, and got lucky with these.
Made major progress on the three HW Sunagons. Still some work to do. I need to figure out another way to make the grille guard for big orange as the attempt to superglue & JB weld paperclip bits was a total fail. I also need to figure out what I’m doing roof color wise on big orange.
Quick build at the end of my twitch stream. Some new custom painted shoes for this less than subtle taco truck.
some finds at the local flea market. I didn’t even know tomica made a Susie the Blue Coupe, but i was thrilled to find it.
Replaced the missing front dust caps, repacked the front bearings, and put on new lug nuts that hold the hubcaps.
Something tells me this link might be it.
On tonight’s stream I got all the final detail painting, rust, and grime added to the Rat Brat to finish it up. It is mounted on a Datsun Fairlady chassis, has a Fairlady interior (making it RHD), a custom made cannon exhaust, and a set of deep dish 8 wheels.
I’m hoping to finish up the detailing and weathering on the Rat Brat. I also have a pile of new project cars from the flea market to start in on. Stream starts at 7pm eastern time.
Turns out 2wd Ford Ranger wheels & tires are the same size as the police package setup for this chassis.
GMC panel van with custom paint and cream deep dish 8 wheels to match the roof.
Been driving the Colony Ship a bit and the tires on it are both dry rotted and flat spotted. So better tires have become a priority. Found a guy selling these ranger wheels with good tires and center caps for $120. As soon as i finish at the dmv i will go pick them up.
Datsun wagon custom with patina paint and copper deep dish 8 wheels.
I’ve been streaming twice a week on Twitch from my workbench, this is been a great way to get various projects that have been hanging around done since I’m at the desk for at least 2 hours a week generally closer to 4.
After a lot of work today, the wagon is to the point where it can be properly driven (as opposed to just on/off the trailer while running off a borrowed battery).
Took today off work to get some stuff done on the ‘87 Mercury Colony Park wagon(tentatively dubbed Project Colony Ship).
Opinions on if these wheels and tires would look good on the wagon? Guy wants $225 for the set. They are one sidewall size bigger than stock
Rat Brat drift car started near the end of the last stream. Going to see how far i can get this stream. Stream starts at 7pm eastern.
Here is my new $500 project car. Shall we take a look?