Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I've Been Thinking....

Ok...call me crazy, but lately my interests have forked from strictly hot rods and classic cars to everything vintage Volkswagen. I've been using my newly acquired 1965 VW Java Green Type 1 as a daily driver, and have actually taken it to a few shows and cruise-ins, including two ALL VW events.
But what I've been thinking about lately is a VW bus and/or truck. Now looking at Ebay and places like www.thesamba.com, I realize that VW buses can bring a pretty penny. But what about finding a decent starting point and building something cool and utilitarian?

To compound my thinking, I was watching the Season 3 premiere of one of my favorite television shows last evening: Salvage Dawgs, and watched as they brought home a VW bus that looked like someone took batting practice with a telephone pole on the passenger side. There intention was to salvage the cab and build a yard truck. Well...they didn't show the results on this episode, but being the Internet detective that I am, I did a bit of googling this afternoon, and found a picture of the end result...a very cool yard truck!
Which got me thinking....what else could you do with an old VW Bus? What about a one-of-a-kind camper?


All of these would be pretty cool ideas....but many, what if you found a true "barn find" (which you know, as these former hippies are reaching retirement age and beyond, they have to be out there). How cool would it be to do a mild chop and build something really trick?


Well, for those of you who come to this site to get your daily fix of everything hot rod...I'm sorry....but if you are like me, your idea of "what is cool" may be a bit broader. Would love to hear some reader comments on this topic. Maybe you have pictures of something you've built from an old VW? Or maybe you can search and find something I have overlooked.... HAVE FUN.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Deadend Kruisers @ the Muncie Southside DQ





Didn't get to look at many vehicles at last weekend's Deadend Kruisers cruise-in at the Muncie Southside Dairy Queen because my 8 year old was more interested in ice cream than cars. lol....But I was able to snap a few photographs.
Probably won't have anything to post the rest of the week. However, I am planning on attending the annual Vintage Wheels indoor show this weekend at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Richmond, Indiana....AND the 1st annual Pedalrama that will be happening at the same time. Looking forward to LOTS of cool stuff.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

more from VeeDubb show





Shop the Suede and Chrome Shop!

Where in the World Are Suede & Chrome Readers?!?!?

Custom Metal Finishers

Custom Hotwheels

Peroxide Blonde in a Hopped-Up Model Ford - Brian Setzer

Well I went out a cattin’ on a Friday night
I was dressed to kill, I wasn’t lookin’ for a fight.
I looked in the mirror, just a waitin’ for the light,
I saw a hot chick that really looked right.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.
Now I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.

Well I pulled on over, she asked me for a ride,
She moved real close, side by side.
I looked out the window and to my surprise,
It was a hot rod Ford just a passin’ me by.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.

Well we drove down Main, just to make a scene.
I barked my tire when the light turned green.
I slapped it to the floor, let out on the clutch.
What was left on the road, well it wasn’t very much.
We flew out of town, we were side by side,
Twin carburetors were open wide.
Tires that smoked, engine started to whine
I tell ya, that blonde left me way behind.

I’m draggin’, draggin’ down main once more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.
Now I’m never, never ever, draggin’ down Main no more,
With a peroxide blonde in a hopped up Model Ford.