Archives for June 2018

Create A Vintage SkateBoard Prop, Then Buy One

Mid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropMid To Late 60's Skateboard PropI’ve been wanting to add a vintage skateboard to Mabels roof rack for some time now. Finding one that I like that’s affordable has proven to be a challenge. So, I decided to make my own replica. I chose one that I like and started from there. The pics speak for themselves. The irony is, after spending a few days creating the board that I wanted, once I started looking for vintage trucks, I came across a NOS vintage board from the late 60’s that fits the bill perfectly. I decided to finish my prop board and I’ll add the NOS board once it arrives, but I’m pleased with the way that it turned out. I still may add trucks if I come across some at a reasonable price. The NOS board should be here in a week or so (it’s coming from Canada). Can’t wait to add it to the other side.

Walk Around Mabel

Testing some new video editing software, used the GoPro 6 to do a walk around Mabel.

Some Upgrades For Ruby

Some Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesSome Challenger UpgradesRuby got some upgrades over the past couple of weeks starting with LED replacement fog lights. I did the same thing to Ruby #1 last year. I can’t stand the yellowish look of the stock fog lights, they just don’t look right with the LED angel eyes. Unfortunately, the light replacement wasn’t as easy as it was on the Camaro. Same process, pull the fender well away from the fender and you can reach in and replace the lights. Chevy was smart enough to use easy removable plastic rivets that could be re-used, but Dodge used permanent plastic rivets that require a tool for removal and installation. You’ll need a plastic rivet removal tool and a rivet gun that can handle the larger plastic rivets. You can pick up the removal tool for about 8 dollars at any automotive store and the automotive rivet gun (not your standard riveter) can be picked up at Harbor Freight for about 12 dollars. Replacement rivets are about 5 dollars for 12. Anyhow, I got them replaced and they look so much better. I also installed Welt piping around the dash, console and door panels just to add a little color. The install around the dash and console was super easy, took about 30 minutes. Around the door panel was a different story. Total pain in the ass and took about 3 hours. I’ve got about 10 dollars in the welt piping. I’m still not 100% sold yet, but it’s growing on me. Best part, if I don’t like it, it can be removed in about 3 minutes. Next project for both the Challenger and Charger is installation of catch cans. Should be here next week.

New Hot Wheels and Roof Wrap

New VW's For The CollectionRoof Rack WrapAdded two more Hot Wheels to the collection. 50th Anniversary redline Beetle and Walt Disney Classics Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs T1 Bus with real riders. Very nice! Both of these were found at Walmart. When I first read about the 50th Anniversary Redlines, it was obvious that people were snatching them up and trying to sell them for a profit. Ebay was flooded with them for a few days. However, a recent visit to our local Walmart proved that these were readily available. Don’t fall for the trap. I also began wrapping Mabel’s roof rack with rope. I’ve always like this look and decided to give it a try (sorry video of the process). Just the top part required 90 feet of rope. Don’t know if I’ll take it any further than this or not, we’ll see.