EYE CANDY  Pictures of projects and examples of work we've done.

The 3 evils only prettier!
The 3 evils only prettier!

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Now that we got THIS Candy out of the way, on to the other stuff.

New Drill Press Arm
New Drill Press Arm

The Chinese cast iron arm on my drill press broke and I couldn't find a few pieces of it, so I fabricated a new one out of steel.

New Drill Press Arm
New Drill Press Arm

The Chinese cast iron arm on my drill press broke and I couldn't find a few pieces of it, so I fabricated a new one out of steel.

Modified New Drill Press Arm
Modified New Drill Press Arm

I changed my initial design because of the use of MUCH heavier steel than I thought I could find, had to drill stress relief holes so the tubing would flex enough to grip the column and table when the set bolts were tightened, then with the new design, the old measurements made the arm 3/4 inch too long, this is immediately after cutting and re-welding to correct.

Modified Metal Bandsaw
Modified Metal Bandsaw

This is my modified metal cutting bandsaw, the factory supplied sheet metal "legs" were lucky to hold the saw off the floor, & any decent weight would likely buckle them and collapse the saw while running, the new stand is made out of scrap steel the cutting table height is now 36 inches off the floor, factory was 23 inches. I modified the saw in several ways to get it to run true and straight, and still have some modifications left before I will be truly happy with it.

1981 Chevrolet Malibu Sport
1981 Chevrolet Malibu Sport

I bought this car to show, in the essence of 1971 Chevelle SS theme it has- custom Corvette yellow paint, gloss black "SS" style stripes, yellow grille accent, and a 1981 "SS" theme including air-dam and spoiler from Malibu M-80 and El Camino SS. Proper color coding and matching under hood to look like it could have been a 1971. This car has brought in as high as a 2nd place, and 3rd place in a summer of 19 car shows.

1982 Chevrolet C-10 HotRod
1982 Chevrolet C-10 HotRod

This truck originally came with a 305, when it required an engine replacement I came across an awesome deal on a Cadillac Sedan DeVille with a 500 engine, I figured what would it hurt to swap that engine into this truck, a couple months later, this thing handled so squirrelly and broke 2 driveshafts that I ended up parking it for the repairs and upgrades it needed. Ended up selling it when I was hard up.

1977 Chevrolet Stepside
1977 Chevrolet Stepside

This is one of VERY few truck I had without a V8 engine, but was a workhorse with the 250 Inline-6 this truck was used to haul and plow with, not much else, more like a shop truck should be, a worker. This photo is one of a very few I have of my father Roy, and he's right out there doing and teaching like he had done for more than 25 years of my life.

1979 Chevrolet Scottsdale Stepside
1979 Chevrolet Scottsdale Stepside

I bought this truck for $800 barely running, and needing pretty much everything done to it to make it a driveable truck again, I replaced: engine, transmission, transfer case, front driveshaft, front axle, half the cab floor, rebuilt 2 body mounts & repaired 4 others, fabricated both bumpers, completely re-wired the entire truck, fabricated new exhaust, repaired door bottoms and rocker panels. In the end this thing was awesome to drive and got 16mpg.

Generator Adapter.
Generator Adapter.

I spend $39 and 15 minutes to fabricate an adapter to take the 4-prong TwistLok 240-volt outlet of my generator, to a 3-prong Appliance outlet to use along with my generator extension cord & my welder extension cord , this combination will allow me to directly run any 240 volt appliance that will plug into one of the most common outlet types sold, almost all electric ovens and clothes dryers use this style outlet, so does my MIG welder which I will be using for a special job this afternoon.

Cherokee Track Bar Bracket Install.
Cherokee Track Bar Bracket Install.

3/25/14 I seen a plea on Facebook from a guy that had a need for someone to weld a bracket on his Jeep Cherokee, I responded, and almost a week later we had everything worked out and Troy and I went to work replacing a track bar on the front axle. Once I was finished, I had impressed the customer as well as myself, I knew he had what he needed, and I had tested my generator setup to be able to take my welding mobile, it was a good day.

Cherokee Track Bar Bracket Install.
Cherokee Track Bar Bracket Install.

3/25/14 I seen a plea on Facebook from a guy that had a need for someone to weld a bracket on his Jeep Cherokee, I responded, and almost a week later we had everything worked out and Troy and I went to work replacing a track bar on the front axle. Once I was finished, I had impressed the customer as well as myself, I knew he had what he needed, and I had tested my generator setup to be able to take my welding mobile, it was a good day.