Dec 23, 2009

Christmas means getting muddy at Pick your Part

I got off work a little early today - so i headed off to Pick your Part / Pick N' Pull. Found the enclosed. Coolest find ever: Vintage car polish in tin can - a little rusty but cool anyways. Lots of super beetles and a 64 baja - sad but true. Finding more manuals all the time.

Dec 20, 2009

Winter project - bike rat

Winter has me putting together a winter bike rat. Life started for this bike as my grand daddy's old Wards 60's 26" cruiser. I rolled this same bike as a 12 year old. I took off the fenders and rode the heck out of it. Fast Forward 30 years the bike had been sitting in moms rafters for years. The tires were best discribed as "bread like" - lots of crumbs. I found some pre-war style red rubber on ebay replaced the tubes and rim liners - of course the fenders all rubbed due to the abuse they had received during it's rough life. I turned the handles bars upside down for the pre-war style and added an actual tractor reflector (all rusty) for that night ride safety. Also added a wicker basket from the old green Schwinn that never got under way.

I'm thinking a 60's worn leather racing saddle would really make the bike?

Dec 15, 2009

This is not Photoshop

This is an actual image of Fresno - that one day a year that we really do understand that we live in a valley - and hey no air restrictions on top of that.

Dec 6, 2009

Clovis Volkswagen - Toys for Tots - Toy Drive 12-05-2009

Last Saturday was the first ever Toys for Tots toy drive at Clovis VW in Clovis CA. We had about 40 vehicles all together show up. Hot Rods and VWs together as one big happy family - for a great cause.