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Shop Goin’ Ons April 2020

With this virus thing going on, Deb and I have been spending every other week alternating between the lake and the shop – so not as much got done in the last month. That said, here we go.

Screamin’ Woody

The rocker set from Jesel arrived, installed, and the motor is back to ready.

The rear of the car was ass-backwards, with the batteries in back of the weight boxes, making it near impossible to get them out. So the weight boxes and batteries were swapped around.

While at it, the rear window was made easily removable, so I can clean the insides of the side and rear windows.

I also removed the old name and numbers, and replaced with something that better matches.

The Stacker

I had some boxes Fabricated out of 1/8″ aluminum. One is the same height and width as the inside fender, and a length that fits between the fender and the lift post. That is to carry loose weight needed for the car’s weight boxes – to change the weight of the car.

I drilled through the aluminum floor and installed threads, so I could easily remove the box, should I want to.

I then drilled holes in the box, bolted them down and filled with weights.

The other was to carry the jack stands in the attic of the stacker. They were mounted the same way.

The in-floor compartment for the winch was too small for both a 9000# winch and the pulley.

So I attached 6 strong magnets to it, so that it can be stowed when not used.

I have a sweeping magnet for when my fat thumbs drop hardware – like valve cover nuts – in the grass. I riveted holders for it and a car mop.

Some HD velco spots will let me keep the T-Handle hex wrenches steady on my work bench

Allante

This was my dream car that I bought new in 93. The AC was repaired and the vent that was cracked and broken was plastic welded with Hot staples to be good as new.

The Petty Tribute Car

The first test drive had the pipes scrape on turns, the horn blow on turns, the transmission’s shifter would pop out of 2nd & 4th, and the motor broke up above 5000 rpm.

The latter was cured with a distributor re-curve and carburetor adjustment. The horn required the steering wheel disassembled many times and played with. Loosening the bottom shifter stops allowed the shifter to stay in 2nd & 4th. The car leaning so much in the turns and scraping the exhaust was solved by calling Espo Springs and More for a set of stiffer springs having a 1″ lift.

I took the car for a ride and it is exactly what I’ve wanted. I took a short video, which sucks because I’m trying to hold the phone, shift and steer a manual steering car.

This car has been rattling around in my head fir almost 20 years, and I’m happy to finally cross it off my bucket list. Here are some Glamour photos I took with my phone when I got back from my ride.

The Magnum GT

If you’ve been following along this blog for the last six months, you know that I dyed the leather, got new Radial TAs tires, and repainted the car. The only thing keeping it from being perfect was an under hood detail and paint, bumpers chromed, paint for the trunk and door jams, and new exhaust. I pretty sure I last posted photos of my cleaning, wire brushing, priming and painting the trunk; and also pulling the drivetrain.

Since then, the motor and trans have been gone through and inspected, resealed, cleaned and painted, while under the hood has been cleaned and made ready for paint.

The bumpers have come off and sent to be crush glass blasted and powder-coated gloss black. They’ll go on my Magnum XE and the freshly chromed ones on the XE will go on the GT.

Magnum XE

I bought a Holley Stinger Throttle-Body EFI with an in-tank fuel pump, 20′ of 6-AN black braided fuel lines, a large black in-line filter with 6-AN fittings, and assorted black anodized fitting to get hooked up from the pump to the black anodized throttle body. Also bought a dropped air cleaner base made for the throttle body. I fell asleep at the wheel photo documenting the install.

I drove about 100 miles at varying speeds while in learn mode. Car drives great when driven sanely. Fast, with no stutters or hesitation. It still has some learning and tuning to happen for when it is hammer time as this motor is about 550hp and much faster than what it limited me to on the first hammer down. I’m sure it will make me happy and the car will run like a raped ape when dialed in. Below is a hammer time drive after 100 mile learn.

64 Imperial Convertible

I’ve been working on getting the car right, and its not far away. I had a leak in both convertible rams, and bought replacements that were suppose to fit off Ebay. Their stroke was about 1/2″ short, so they were cut, threaded on both ends of the cut, and an extension screwed on in between.

While the back seat is out and I’m at the lake, my Shop Rat will vacuum, degrease and paint that area with POR 15. The car needs an exhaust modification as the new factory pipes have the left side has about a 1′ too close to the floor. After the exhaust, the car gets new carpet. Someday, if I win the lottery, I’ll convert it to EFI and overdrive too. Hell, it might someday have a pump gas 440 race motor that I have ready to go into something.

Red, White & Blue

I’m not just stopping at my single-car trailer and three rocking chairs in Red, White and Blue.

I had my Shop Rat paint my fence with Red top boards, White posts and center boards, an Blue bottom boards.

Since Grandson #6 and his mother live at our Beasley residence, I had the playground strip down, the vertical boards painted White, horizontal boards painted Red and diagonal boards Blue. I ordered blue grips for the climbing platform, a red swing and a red toddler swing. The slide is in my paint booth, waiting for me to scuff, hit with adhesion promoter, and paint blue.

But why stop there? I have two chairs and table in front of my shop.

One chair is fixin to be red, the other blue and the table white. Then there’s the furniture on the front porch of my barndominium.

Yup, you guessed it. Red, White and Blue. That porch is fixin to get tripled in size and screened in for front porch time.

Well, that pretty has my shop action up to date.

1961 PLODGE WAGON For Sale

It is with great sadness that I’ll be listing my “Plodge” project for sale. I just can’t find time to do it. It is a Southern California 61 Dodge wagon with a 61 Plymouth front end and dash. I’ll be putting on eBay soon.
Unique one of a kind car for street, race, Kustom, make into 2-door wagon, or pickupRoller
Beasley, TX
$10,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

email me at davetheoldhippie@gmail.com if interested

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

1951 INDIAN CHIEF For Sale

For Sale

1951 Indian Rainbow Chief by Bob Stark

After reading an old magazine article on Bob Stark’s Indian history and the creation of the Rainbow Chiefs, I commissioned the founder of Starklite Indian to build this bone stock, but highly optioned, Blue Rainbow Chief (his signature paint scheme from his Indian dealership in the Forties and Fifties) using a lot of very rare and expensive original parts.

With Bob’s passing a few years ago, his Rainbow Chiefs have become more and more rare and desirable, with the Blue Rainbow more rare than the Red Rainbow. With less than 500 miles, this may be the best surviving example of a very rare motorcycle.

This is the first of 23 Indians I bought for my Indian museum. When I closed it and sold the museum pieces, I kept my two favorites – this and a 1950 Kustom Chief.

After riding for less than 500 miles, it was drained of its fluids for long term display in my museum. Since the closing of my museum, this Rainbow Chief has been stored in a dust-free plastic bubble for my private viewing pleasure.

Prior to riding, a professional motorcycle technician should rebuild the carburetor, install a fresh battery, complete a thorough inspection and lubrication service – and make the proper adjustments.

Priced for quick sale at $35,000 Firm

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

78 DODGE DIPLOMAT For Sale

Price Reduced to $8,900
Year 1978
Make Dodge
Model Diplomat
Body Type Coupe
Color Spanish Gold Metallic
Miles 99kEngine rare for Diplomat factory 360
Transmission Automatic

Driving Video

Detailed Description
I am the second owner of the well taken care of time machine. When was the last time you saw a nice Dodge Boattail?i’ve owned over ten years, have a copy of the original Owner’s title.

I replaced the Lean burn with a MP ignition, Edelbrock PerformernIntake and card.

Just had new headliner installed and sun visors recovered.

New Battery.

Looks great, Runs Great, and ac blows ice cold on a July afternoon in South Texas.

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Asking Price $10,000. Won’y find one as nice!

Location Beasley, Texas

Shipping Can help Arrange

1979 DODGE MAGNUM GT FOR SALE

Selling my rare rust free Southern 1979 Dodge Magnum GT with E58 Police motor. I bought in 2001 and brought to Texas from Georgia, where it had spent its entire life. It had 60000 miles on it, and I’ve only put 90 miles on it since. The Magnum GT was the rarer brother of the Magnum XE. It has fender flares (in great condition and the pseudo engine tuned dash.
Dual exhaust, leather seats, 140 mph police certified speedometer, intermittent delay wipers, floor shifter, E58 Police motor, power windows, tilt, cruise control, and more. Full fender tag of options!I replaced the warped Thermo quad with Edelbrock 650CFM, the cast iron intake with Edelbrock Performer, and flakey air cleaner mounted ignition with a Mopar Performance Electronic ignition kit.No leaks, no smoke, no problems. Fly in and drive home, or I can help arrange transport. I bought this car to restore into the finest GT on the road, but its better left as a Survivor.$15,000















While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

A100 PICK UP FOR SALE

Beasley, TX

Delivery arranged

Selling most of my projects. 100s of hours getting the bodywork perfect on this Texas 1964 Dodge A100. All rust cut out and replaced with new metal. I was going to put a Hemi in the bed and paint Candied Apple Red, but now I’m trying to make my life more simple with fewer projects. I have all of the parts including the Cleaned and painted Leaning Tower of power and clutch/transmission. $10,000 firm email me at davetheoldhippie@gmail.com if interested.










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While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

58 DODGE PICKUP For Sale

Year: 1958
Make: Dodge
Body Type: Pick Up
Color: Red

Engine: Flathead Six
Transmission: Three on tree

Thinning my herd down from 31 vehicles to 10. I’ve had this solid southern truck over ten years. Runs and drives great. Drive as îs, Kustomize, or drop a Hemi in it and race.



Asking Price $10,000

Location Beasley, Texas

 

 

A man down the road transports cars in enclosed trailer if you’re interested.

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

93 ALLANTE For Sale

Selling one my two 1993 Cadillac Allantes. Most desirable year as only year with Northstar. Sold by McGinnis Cadillac, been in Texas all its life. Been in family for a long time. Low miles 46k, runs good, air blows cold. Drive anywhere. I have two and reducing my collection. Speedo occasionally will give an insane MPH until you switch from KPH to MPH. Done that forever and never bothered me. Polo Green Neutral int was the most desirable combo. Interior beautiful. An Allante this low mileage and beautiful is a steal at $12k

 

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While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.
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70 PLYMOUTH SUPERBIRD For Sale

Rare combination of B5 Blue, V-Code Six Barrel, 4-speed in console, white bucket seats interior.

Restored from super solid car

See dozens of before, during and after photos at:http://www.moparstyle.com/lifer/index.php?album=BK/BK-s-Vehicles/Cars/B5-Superbird


Yes it has been slightly modified with motor stroked to 500ci, headers, and 2.5″ exhaust, but nothing that can’t be changed back to stock. Car sits in a climate controlled Bubble waiting to be sold. Zero miles since restoration.

$220,000 Firm

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.

 

1950 Indian Chief Hot Rod Kustom

For Sale

1950 Indian Chief Hot Rod Kustom

This is a Kustom Hot Rod Indian Chief that I had commissioned Terry Krumm of Krumm’s Indian (the very best Indian Restorer – EVER) to build for me.

  • 80CI Stroker
  • Bonneville Cam and Follower
  • JE Forged Pistons
  • Carrillo Forged Rods
  • Modified Oil Pump & Cooler
  • Metallic Candied Apple Greens and Gold Rainbow Paint
  • Flaming Headdress Indian Graphic in Gold
  • Kustom made dual Fishtail Pipes
  • Tombstone tail light
  • Deluxe Solo Saddle with conchos, fringe, studs and green rhinestones
  • Buckhorn Handlebars
  • Crotch Shifter
  • P-Pad
  • and more
  • Fast Scoot!
  • Ridden less than 500 fun miles before becoming a museum piece

A lot of money was spent on the building of this one of a kind Motorcycle.

I once had a museum with 23 Indian Motorcycles. A few years back I sold all but my favorite two, which I drained of fluids, polished, and put into Protection Bubbles to control dust and humidity. I’m in the process of downsizing my life now that I’m retired, and now offering these two motorcycles for sale for the first time.

I rode the bike less than 500 miles, prior to preparing for long term storage. I suggest a professional to go through the bike to rebuild the carb, install a new battery, lubrication service, and make the proper adjustments prior to riding.

 $45,000

Clean title in my name

While I’m selling this and most of my other collector cars, trucks, and motorcycles for our retirement and for less to maintain, there is ashort list of items I might consider in trade. For a complete and up to date list of items I have for sale or trade, click here.