|9th John's Rod & Custom Picnic|
plan: Use available parts and items donated from anybody who has
the right 'junk' and have the car built in time to be auctioned at the
picnic. Twenty something MOPAR Chassis was already available and John
had the mould to make the body from fibreglass. A suitable Y Block Ford
engine and three speed stick was also located amongst the junk in
Chopper's shed. Whatever donated parts and services were nt forthcoming
would have to be purchased. Labour would also be provided by many
|The time frame: Oh shit! the picnic is how close?|
reality: A small band of people worked tirelessly to scrounge up
the required parts and other donations to get the thing happening.
Another equally small group of workers slogged away thru the wee small
hours of many a late night to bring it all together.
I wasn't one of them since my job is to take photos and stay the hell
out of the way ;-)
Ford Brothers arrived with their newest creation on it's maiden
voyage and like the previous A coupe it was an instant hit. The Green
Metalflake A Pickup hits all the right buttons. Biggest problem is to
decide if it's a rat rod or the ultimate gold chainer statement. The
blown small block makes some serious mumbo (Greg is an old time drag
racer who has a penchant for horsepower) but the ultimate detail has
just got to be that this steam generator doesn't uses rusty brown water
like the rest of us, but instead it has the radiator water colour
matched to the paint.
happens when you have an early F100 cab shell and a mid eighties Holden
Well, if the body is neatly cut away from the floorplan of the wagon, the truck cab can be made to fit. Then all ya need to do is scrounge some other truck bits, weld a few sheetmetal panels to a tubing pick up bed frame and VIOLA! Instant kool kustom pickemup truck. Inside it is
white with purple flake pleated inserts, drives like a late model
passenger car and has all the mod cons too.
|Like Carps said, biggest crowd ever!!!|
|Thank you.... and GOOD NIGHT!!!|