Euro When Euro Was Cool
Here are a couple of pics of my '86 Jimmy.
Wheels are Ronal R9. They were shipped from the factory without any bolt pattern ... Show moredrilled so I had to machine them (they didn't offer 5 x 4.75" at the time). I put about 50 hours into the bumpers-- I shaved the plastic bump strips and studded the mounting bolts. But before they got the color treatment I also narrowed the bumpers so they would curl around the body tightly (next time you see a first-gen S-series, take a look at how far the bumpers stick out. Yuck!). In these pics the fuel door is still there, but that was shaved shortly thereafter as well. I shaved the GMC logo out of the grille, which involved gutting a second grille and hours upon hours of plastic welding and sanding. Show Less
Some Of My Two-Wheeler Projects
Here are a couple of GSXRs I had years ago.
The bike on the left has been lowered and swingarm lengthened. The seat an... Show mored tail section is one piece, lengthened, and seat lowered. The windscreen was custom bent and shaped to my specs. I machined rearset pegs and brake assembly. Both the swingarm and the upper section of the frame were welded air-tight and held compressed air for the bike's air shifter. A small compressor was installed under the instrument panel in place of one of the headlights. The front panel was filled on one side (so the remaining headlight sat to one side).
I painted the GSXR on the right before neon paints were all the rage (and so obviously before they became extremely lame :-) The camera can't capture the intensity of the neon colors. I used to get sunburned on the undersides of my arms and insides of my legs from the reflection off the paint. Show Less
The Wallet Eater. This pic is a little old but I haven't taken any full view pics in a while. Cab firewall is smoothed... Show more, the top is chopped (with a slight forward rake), and the doors are suicided. I'm swapping in a custom made steering column to get all the truck controls up on the stalk (since the dash is completely smooth). Hopefully I can swap the new cab onto the truck some time this summer. We'll see. Show Less
Genuine Old Skool
Here's an '87 B2000 I did back in 1987. Back then airbags were an unknown... so this truck had air shocks front and rear, and a Ga... Show morebriel Hijacker in-cab air pump and valves. I could raise and lower the truck about 3" total. These pics are of the truck in the up position. In the lowered position the front spoiler had to be removed. Wheels are MOMO Aries. Grille was smoothed solid and truck was cooled by electric fans pulling air from below. Grille was in the paint booth at the time of these pics. Mirrors, door handles, fuel door, tailgate latch, etc., were all shaved.
I recall some friends declaring me to be certifiably nuts when I whacked through the frame and added a huge step notch. Nowadays it's standard fare to hack on a frame. Show Less