September 21st, 2011

Pardon the randomness | Splurge

Roughly 18 years ago… was the time I put down my SNES…
Without touching a gaming system since… I wait on the delivery of this.

February 22nd, 2011

Sightings | Honey!

So… I was getting something made downstairs in the model shop at work… and randomly see a rack of honey… Workshop & Honey… so I ask Joe… what gives… He schools me on the 7 hives he owns and rents… he nets about 300lbs of honey yearly!… needless to say… I was a happy customer…. Honey + Black Coffee

January 26th, 2011

Chop Shop | Bits and pieces

Short shift kit…check… SS brake lines….check… good weather for installation… no check.

January 21st, 2011

Chop Shop | Circular directional device

Check out what showed up at work yesterday! Yup… a brand spanking used sturring wheel.

I was kind of worried/disappointed about the 9 o’clock as there was heavy wear on the spoke… something I wouldn’t have been able to repair.

Looking at this gives me a bit of a headache.

The hub was pretty dirty… you detailing geeks are going to cringe… I used a toothbrush and Meguiars natural shine.

Started off by removing the wrap… cutting the thread just felt wrong… but it’s for the better I guess.

Wrap off!

9 o’clock was the worst of the spokes… so I started with that.  I had thought the previous owner wore through the skin with his/her thumb… but thankfully… it was just a build up of crud.

Inside the hub, there were 3 mounting holes of some sort… they looked bad.

My hole punch already had the perfect cutouts!

Much better… and yes… I know you can’t see that part.

Horn button brushed and polished.

Assembled and lookin new.

Next was plotting the pattern… Stay tuned!… Imma be wrappin tonight.

January 17th, 2011

Bought | More Tools!

Oh Harbor Freight… you’re so affordable… ha

January 10th, 2011

Made | Next Project

Grey canvas + tonal paisley + mutli-colour cord = …………

December 21st, 2010

Chop Shop | New Toys…

Congratulations on your new toys guys!

December 17th, 2010

Bought | Jack!

So… I finally caved in and bought a cheapo 1.5t aluminum jack from Harbor Freight… I was very hesitant until the dude at the cash register told me AAA had just bought 100 units to put in all their trucks!  Since I’m a nerd about this shit… here’s the comparo to my trusted 3 tonner.

I was really going to get one the size of my 3 tonner… but I needed something I could do long treks with… and this fit the bill… or trunk…. AND I don’t need to break my back lifting it into the trunk.

But what I was really looking for was the low profile… I’m tired of using blocks.

After 4-5 pumps.

Full extension.

I haven’t tested it out yet… but if it sucks… I’m going to return it for the bigger one!

December 17th, 2010

Chop Shop | Don’s Bug

One last horrah before the holidays… We made a quick stop off at Harbor Freight to grab a bending brake first… WHAT A DIFFERENCE.  It made everything so much faster.

The rear quarter panel… (I can’t believe I’m calling it a rear quarter.. ha..) was very difficult to figure out.  There were 3 folds that converged to one point.

Here’s a pic of the pattern drafted onto the scrap aluminum panel.

Quick fit test… not finished… but pretty damn close… it was 12am… so I shot a couple more pics and peaced.

The massive new intake manifold that surprisingly fit the bay.

Don fitting some turbo piping.

Don: “Hey… what do you fink about thees exhaust?”

Me: “Are you going for the Bōsōzoku look?”

Don: “BO SO ZOOO KU!!!!!!”

CF cockpit with the 5 point… just a quick note… the webbing on that 5pt is 3″ wide!

The ice box for the air/water intercooler… I really like how Don used the stock mounting points on the water cooler.

Shot of the gas tank straps.

December 15th, 2010

Chop Shop | Week in review

Lots of things happening this past week… It started off with Mike’s Bike… He broke his hand cuz he sucks at riding.. HA.. I kid… but here he is cleaning it up for the winter.

Don finally receiving his Garret Turbo! Might be the happiest I’ve ever seen him.

700hp!

I’m  still a bit nervous about the piping sticking out that far… maybe a cage around that? ha

My job was the sheet metal fab… That’s the carboard stencil that was used to make the pattern.

There it is.. almost done… I had to use a 3″ wide hand bender to do that top curve around the cage.

Here’s a shot of the cockpit.

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