Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Annual Dino's Bomb Squad bbq

What a beautiful day for a bbq car show on the grass. I keep hearing across the pond about the weather being SHIT out there. Out this way nothing but sun. Shorts, t-shirts and flip flop weather. Any hoot, its nice for a change to hit a different type of car show and enviroment. Like last year, this event was taking place at La Plaza de la Raza, LINCOLN HEIGHTS. My old stomping grounds. Grills were every where you looked, as well nice rides sitting pretty right next to them. So many beautiful cars out this year and with a much bigger attendance.

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German Folks

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Now this was my favorite ride out there ...... CHILE VERDE. This early 50's Chevy truck. This ride was laid the fuck out! Straight gangster ramfla!

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Now this ride you will most likely not see again. A 1936 Ford Coupe, but with a factory truck bed!!?? What the fuck!!?? I have never seen one of these before. Bones of the GFK filled me in on this rare bird, apparently not many of these rides with this factory option still exist. There are some which exist, but SUPER rare! This things was BAD ASS!!!  I spoke to the owner and he confirmed it was a factory option. This guy has a serious fleet of old rides. Most of them in the 30's, but all restored to stock condition. He's also the owner of that 30's Panel and the 1936 Ford Convertible.

 

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Clean up

Boy ......... this roof was filthy! Took serveral wash downs to get it all off. The end result was really nice. Now I will start mounting the canvas and I have an idea its going to be a bitch!?

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The previous 71 Westfalia I owned, still had these tassles in tact. I ended up reusing them. But these were shot! Wonder if someone makes them?

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Removal of Pop Top canvas

Avoided a night out on the piss last night, just to get up early and start the removal of the pop top canvas which was beat down and at one point during it's life, an attempt was made to salvage it for a period of time. Not a Bay Window expert but this seems to be the original canvas? I have one of these before and during the removal of the canvas I did not have to remove this rubber piece over lapping the material. I need to take a picture of this and post it. Any hoot, this material was super dirty as well everything around it. Now that I removed it, the cleaning process begins and a little tweaking here and there. But over all, everything looks in good shape. Should turn out nice once it's done.

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Some nice Patina action going on right there ........

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And as they say in Périgueux ....... VOILA!!  Ciccolo and Chewbacca made sure the job was done right.

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Ciccolo is down for some camping.

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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Getting there

Who says there never isn't enough time, well this is true. This has turned out to take longer then what we expected. But it's getting there. This weekend I got all the rear end and brakes sorted out. Hopefully by the end of the week the same will go for the front? Keep your fingers crossed. All the hardware was cad plated. The seals, brake shoes, cylinders and drums are all brand spankin new!

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