Discussion in 'THE OTHER TALK' started by Clothespin n, Oct 4, 2006.
Yup , another Ranchero. Just picked it up 3 day ago .
my '32 (which are older pics.) its been in storage for the last 5+ years plan on getting it home this summer again and get it going kinda sad hasn't run in that long so will take some prep work on that, has lots of old chrome and rare parts and a super rare intake setup.
and my '34 roadster that has also been in storage that I need to get out and work on.
I've been lurking around here and checking up on you all so I figured I'd show off what I been doing since I'm not building bikes. I traded my 91 Oldsmobile custom cruiser wagon for this 87 silverado 4x4 back in September of last year and I have been refurbishing and replacing things since, new brakes all around, new select hubs, new exhaust, new muffler, new battery, refurbished junkyard rims and new tires, a used visor with new fog lights, new taillight lenses, new wire harness for the taillights, and I have new rust free doors, new window regulators/ motors, new crystal clear headlights, new weather strip, new door locks, new lock actuators, and a sweet stereo system waiting to go in soon as the weather decides to cooperate.
looks good , those square bodies are hot right now
I know i work at a parts store and turned down an offer of 5 grand just this morning at work. To me I couldn't buy anything as reliable and tough as this for 5 grand so I'll keep it. I've put lots of new parts in too.
Guess this proves my point... Got rear ended last Friday night and i drove home. Bumper has a slight dent and a bit of twist and the brackets sheered off and broke at the bolts. The Hyundai is totaled from a less than 30mph collision.... I drove home. #classicnotplastic
Finished my most recent full car build, this Moto Guzzi powered Aero Cycle Car replica Morgan 3 wheeler, in 2015 and sold it after enjoying it for a couple of months then deciding to realize a dream by importing a '41 Buick Special Sedanette into the UK from Canada.
Re-did the Buick's interior, fitted a few do-dads such as fog lights, cowl spot lamp, re-pop steel fender skirts etc. - then sold that one too at the end of 2016 after someone made me an offer which meant I effectively doubled my investment in a year ... still hurt to see it go!
Have since lapsed into building motorized bicycles and after building two and just about having completed Build No. 3 (Build threads all on RRB) I'm now in the process of relocating to Spain and have plans to commence a another car build once settled there. This new build (below) is a Citroen 2CV flat twin powered DeFlyer roadster kit from The Netherlands. I have the donor engine which I'm currently rebuilding/upgrading. Bike building will soon be taking a back seat for a while...
Those old bumpers were great! I used to be able to push people who took up two spaces in my old Subaru GL without leaving a mark, ram debris at speed in the alleys of Detroit, and I was a passenger in a friend's '85 Delta 88 when he slid on ice into an intersection island planter made out of railroad ties. The Oldsmobile bounced off and spun around 180*, shattering two of the railroad ties and not a mark on the car. I'd wish you good luck not getting whiplash, but that Hyundai probably didn't move your truck much.
I've always loved the Morgan trikes. Almost bought a '35 barrelback when I was 20, but it was expensive enough that it would have had to be my only car and that wouldn't have worked out no matter how much I tried to disregard reality. That one you built is gorgeous! Over the years, I've designed several tadpole trikes, but with a more practical daily slant (picture something like a WW2 fighter plane fuselage, sliding canopies and all, with the empennage removed and one was going to use an actual aircraft fuselage). RMV and varying state laws turned them into 4-wheelers (mainly, whether it would be a motorcycle or car—as a home constructor, I could easily get away with calling it a car and conform to car requirements, but most states list them as motorcycles, which would mean it couldn't have an enclosed passenger compartment and that I'd have to wear a helmet, but some states don't allow a helmet within an enclosed vehicle) which is substantially more money and chassis engineering.
That Buick is beautiful, too!
My Aero Cycle Car's stowage compartment decals (custom-produced by a great gal in CA) always raised a smile...
The Buick is cool, the Citroen kit looks like a blast...but, your Morgan creation...
Here's my ride...
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1980 Volvo 262c bertone Coupe w/Pontiac (Chevrolet)305CI TBI V8/700r4 trans conversion.
Car was converted using a 305CI small block GM Chevy TBI (Throttle Body Injected) computer controlled fuel injected engine.
Engine has a one quart external oil filter and has always had Mobil1 oil in oil pan. The drive train was installed using conversion parts purchased from JTR (Jags That Run).
All emissions equipment is working, and the car uses the Volvo key to start. Factory GM AC is installed.
Has a Corvette radiator, Ford SHO 2 speed electric cooling fan and a transmission cooler. The motor is powerful and pulls this car strongly under acceleration.
Car has a recent 700r4 Automatic Transmission installed that was pro built for drag racing. Transmission was designed and built for racing, shifts hard with no slippage.
The original 14 inch wheels were updated with Volvo 15 inch 5 spoke wheelsduring the conversion. Car has recently installed rear springs.
The original spare tire, spare tire cover, jack, and jack tools are in the trunk, along with the battery and the windshield washer fluid reservoir.
She is a sleeper.
Well insurance finally got around to estimating the damage to my truck and cut me a nice check so i took a little cash and went to the local junkyard to get some parts and im doing the labor myself saving enough money to buy another square. 81 GMC 2wd straight 6. And i dressed up my black 87 chevy 4x4 by painting the grille. Sorry for upside down images my phone does that.
A few of my rides over the years...have owned a lot more. All I have right now is the black '16 F150 and the primered '67 westy project, which is pending sale now
I think someone has a bug fetish...just sayin'
A fellow VW guy!
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Well I am still lurking in the shadows here, working full time I don't get much time to work on anything and the weather in Indiana has been 4 seasons every week so it rains every time I try to get something done. Very frustrating to say the least.
Anyway figured I'd give an update on how things are going. I painted the brown truck flat black, red rims, white roof, mexican blanket seat, then found out the head was cracked and the rust was worse than I thought so I sold it. The other truck got new rims and tires again after being repaired from the Hyundai hitting it. New bumper and brackets and it's good as it ever was. Also found a different topper on Facebook so that's also different now. Still driving it daily.
Also did a little paint under the hood.
And got these waiting to go on.
And since I am spending more money on fuel than I'd like I spent a little tax return money on something a little more fuel efficient. A 1989 Mercedes-Benz 190E project (sorry for upside down pics phone is acting weird)
This 1989 Benz has been sitting for 7 years in a garage but is in very good shape, no rust, no sludge in the engine, no cracks in the dash, just needs a fan clutch and a tune up, fluids flushed, probably tires and brakes, and a few other things but I am excited to have such a great car.
*correction 1989 Benz not 1990*
Also got this cool vintage project. A 1983 Honda Aero
And getting a second one tomorrow that's red to use as parts.
My new bike hauler... a Citroen DS5.
One of very few show cars to make it into production with minimal changes from the designer's original concept.
Here's one I've been trying to sell. 1949 Mercury Woodie Wagon. $80k Sad to see it go.
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