Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Damn thats Hot

This is what my dodge looked like when it was new. its been down a log hard road in its life but she is still a jewel in my eyes. with 506,000 miles and counting, and after a few wrecks over the years, and me rolling it she's no spring chicken but she still runs like a champ.

My Camper

i had to have a new project lined up when i got the dodge done. i found this little honey down the road at a sale. $100 and she was mine.
here i am taking the dodge down to pick her up. i had already cut the roof of but she was still driveable.
a little soap and water and she cleaned up fairly well. ill be replacing some of the paneling and redoing a few things. there isent a fridge but the stove and electric heater work.
the toilet was removed and a portable one was put in its place. i have no idea why. ill be putting a new one back in. i also have to replace the water heater but thats not a big deal. after all i live in the rv captol of the country so getting parts wont be much of a problem.
here i am again bringing the camper home. once i get it fixed up a bit ill be using it as a home away from home when i make trips to michigan for the weekend. it will be nice to be able to just jump in the truck and go without haveing to pack up cloths and figueing out where im going to sleep once i get there. plus if i deciede to go out on the town and tie one on i wont have to worry about driving home or sleeping across the seat of the truck. i can just climb in the back and sleep in my own bed. ive been wanting one of theres for awhile now. and if you know me then you know how well this fits.

Dodge Finished

Well it took a little longer than i had planned but the dodge is now up and running. it was just too hot most of the summer to work on it. i worked on days that it was fairly cool. took about a week if i would of done it straight.
i took her apart piece by piece. i did this with a sawzaw and a cut off saw. it was fairly easy taking the old doge apart this is the truck i bought to fix the dually with. its an 85 1/2 ton. it did run and drive but i wanted my dually and my diesel engine.
the 85 wouldnt of held up to the added weight of the diesel engine or the power. it would of been way more work to swap motors than it was to swap cabs. i used the cab and whole front end off the 85 and mounted them to the 93 frame.
here is the front of the dodge after the swap. ive got some photos of how we removed the cab that ill get on here later. she is now legal and road ready. it good to have her whole again. nobody figured id get her done and back on the road. but once i set my mind to somthing i can do anything.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

James & Steve Auto Lot

Just a few pics of the vehicles that we have sitting around

left to right my 88 blazer, my 84 blazer, steve's 79 truck

steve's 89 blazer. tires off my 88 (too small for my blazer, fit his nicely)

whats left of my 89 jimmy, borrowed a few parts off it.

beer and corn field didnt mix too well. notice the roof sitting on the car behind it

she became a mud toy till i blew it up. behind is steves 67 chevy long box. after a complete restore its now just sitting collecting rust again. what a shame

my 93 dodge after i jacked the roof up, in the process of replacing the cab. right : sisters car

left: steve's new car, right: steve's old car

future derby car, and old derby car

not too much damage

oops, guess i was wrong

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Fizzer update

Did a little work to the fzr this weekend. pretty much got most of the fab. work done. now i just need to paint it. im going with the same blue and white that it is now. dont know if it will be this summer or winter. depends on how froggie i feel. all the fairing tabs are welded on now. i had to do alot of plastic welding to get the ender tail the way i wanted it. now im pretty much left with tearing it all back down again, and painting the sub-frame. that will most likely come later in the week.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Wooden Spoons

i got this in an email today and had to post it up here. its the funniest thing i have seen in awhile.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Almost finished

I finally got a new right side fairing for the bike this weekend. along with a new tank cover. but when i pulled the left side down i realized that it was broke worse than i had remembered so I'll be ordering a new left side too. i still need to paint the upper fairing and weld the mounting tabs for the tail piece. but it is slowly getting finished.