Saturday, September 10, 2011

'46 Ford Update...

Just a quick phone camera shot of the skirts.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Friday View...

It's Friday and it's been a nice week with great weather.  No complaints, check out the view.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

51 Mercury For Sale...

For sale is this Stylish 1951 Mercury Kustom

The owner commissioned Marcos Garcia and his crew at Lucky 7 Kustoms in Antioch California to build this car as a period correct Traditional Style Kustom.
This car has won many awards and has been featured in Rodders Journal, Rolls & Pleats and other magazines.
About the car
The top has been Chopped and they added a 1941 "Style Master" rear window to give it a unique Kustom look. As you can see it is very different from the typycal chopped Mercury. The drip rails have been re-shaped and round rolled. It has trimless side window openings, slanted "B" pillar posts and full power windows including power rear quarter windows. In the rear it has frenched 1952 Lincoln taillights which are housed in hand made chrome bezels. The upper quarter panels have been sectioned two inches and stretched to accommodate the taillights. The lower quarter panels are handmade with side scoops also with hand made flush fit wheel skirts.
All seams have been lead filled and smoothed. The trunk has been stretched at the top and the corners have been restyled. All emblems, door handles and locks are shaved and leaded smooth and now operate by remote solenoids. Rocker panels are also seamless to the fenders. All door corners have been rounded to match the rounded hood corners. The hood has been peaked and re-styled at the front leading edge with Kustom style lines that stretch into the grill shell opening. The headlights are frenched 1950 Fords with frenched and re-tailored '55 Chevy parking lamps.
The grille started as a 1954 Pontiac with added handmade floating chrome ovals to fill the center piece. Outer grille shell opening has custom hand built chrome trim. The body is covered in a custom blended Copper Pearl Candy which carries into the interior. The dash is painted in Ivory and had all gauge faces have been refinished, hand lettered and chromed. The interior has been done in a Light Green Khaki toned traditional Tuck-N-Roll ultra soft naugahyde and hook loop carpet in matching tones.
Electrical is a new 12 volt wire harness. Motor is the original Flathead Eight that has been re-built with less than 1000 miles on it. It has been adapted to a 350 Turbo Trans. It has Fatman dropped spindles and Four Link Rear suspension with air bags. The steering wheel is 1950 Merc wheel. Stereo is original AM FM updated with Ipod hookup, concert sound high-end audio equipped. All glass was custom cut and the side glass has polished edges with a old style light green tinted tempered material. It has a new fuel cell, rebuilt column and much more.
All chrome trim has been Triple Plated by "Sherms" Custom Chrome. Car rides on Firestone bias ply Wide Whites and polished stainless steell Olds Fiesta caps with gold plated Mercury Man centers.
The Lucky 7 Team has a great adherence to Traditional style when building Kustoms and has been doing so for over 18 years. They have also produced a string of award winning vehicles over those years.

Check it out on these sites

Contact George at 
or Mark at

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Hydramatics & Devil Doll...

Saturday September 17, 2011 at Rooney's Irish Pub
Old Town Orcutt, CA.

The Hydramatics
Devil Doll
Lights Electric

My '46 Ford Coupe...

I finally got it lowered and on the road.  While the front end was apart I changed out the lower radiator hoses.  I have the skirts and this week I will be painting and putting them on the car.  I would like to bring down the front another inch or two.  I have a set of Appletons and an older set of '40s Lorraine spotlights so I need to decide which ones to use on the car.  After that I'll put on full hubcaps up front and just drive it.  It will be finished for a while until I decide to chop it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My Old '40...

Last night I finished lowering the '46 and while I was comparing the stance to my old '40 I came across these old photos.  I took these photos early one morning about 4 years ago and they are some of my favorites.  Soon I will post the new stance of the '46.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Must live on the Central Coast of California and be able to practice once a week in the Santa Maria area.
If interested contact The Hydramatics

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Ventura Nationals...

Yesterday in route to Ventura Nationals I was driving my friends 52 Buick and the spindle broke.  My dad and I went on a 150 yard slide with no brakes and very little steering.  No major damage to the car and we still made it to the show with some of our other friends.  I will update with more photos later.