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Offline Last Active Nov 05 2009 08:24 AM

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Show Rods and Green Olives

27 February 2009 - 03:30 AM

It used to be when I was younger I couldnt stand green olives. Nasty little salty funky things. Then as time when on, I tried them again and hmmmmm these are kinda good. Show rods to me used to be impractical, ugly, and useless machines. Now thanks to the user on here "Showrodfreak" I have seen and started to gain a new appreciation for these machines. They are way outside normal thinking. Some of them I'll never care for, but others just trip a trigger somewhere I havent had tripped before.

After looking at a link Mr. showrodfreak posted, it got the ol' mind a spinnin. Then I got the new issue of Rod and Custom yesterday. Low and behold was an old showrod on the cover. The Ice Truck. Low and wide with a blown nailhead. How cool! The craftsmanship is first rate, and the design is just awesome.

Dont really know the point of this post. I'm thinking maybe after the 59 Kaddy model is done, it will be time for a showrod.

Thanks Showrodfreak for the inspiration.

Are decade style stereotypes over?

19 February 2009 - 06:20 AM

With all the new styles of cars being built, Rat Rods, High Tech, Tuner, Low Rider, etc type cars being built now is there a specific style that will be remembered in the future? Will someone build, say 20 years from now, an early 2000's style car or truck the way they could build an early 60's style car or truck now?

It used to be you had east and west coast styles, the "Witchita look", and various style differences within a localized area. But what about now? With the advent of the internet and technology, is there such a difference in styling from coast to coast. What are we doing now that will be remembered.

Any and all opinions welcomed, I'm just curios to what everyone thinks.

Very cool website and cars

26 January 2009 - 08:19 AM

I was fortunate enought to have worked for Ram Mosher at Ram's Rod Shop in Dover DE at the time the purple 39 Lincoln "Scrape" was being built. The car was owned by Terry Cook, now resides in the Peterson Museum. From there, Terry went on to design and build in my opinion some very cool stuff. I have been heavily influenced by him and his design style.
I hope you enjoy the link:


Kustom 1959 Kaddy

22 January 2009 - 03:24 AM

This is my ongoing Kaddy project. I'm having trouble with the pictures again so I'll try more later.

Something I have always been curios about.

21 January 2009 - 03:22 AM

When I was a kid, that was my dream job. To sit around and get paid to build the models that were pictured on the box. Ahhh what fun it would be to build the very first one, plus have all those kits at your disposal to cut up when you didnt have to build "box stock" B)

Anyway, I am curios who builds them. What the process is of design, moldmaking (I am a machinist by trade) and the paint and build of the model you see on the box to the photography.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. I am looking forward to learning about this.