Cruising The Forums With 1ATony

64Chevy

While cruising through the forums on my social media adventures, I tend to spot some pretty cool and interesting vehicles throughout the country. So what we’ll do is every month is I’ll pluck a vehicle that to me stands out above the rest.

As a “Car Guy” that’s into vehicles in general, I really enjoy checking out some of the masterpieces, that the forum members have poured their blood sweat and tears into, to create one heck of a ride.

1ATony’s month of May pic for 2014, is Jon’s customized 1964 Chevy truck. He goes by the name Sick Boy on the 67-72chevytrucks.com forum. Man…. does this thing scream COOL!

Here are some of the details that Jon, has sent to us about his ride.

Engine bay
SBC 350 with vortec heads
Edelbrock 600CFM carb
Edelbrock intake manifold
ram horn exhaust
700R4 OD transmission

Interior
Iditit tilt steering column
Autometer gauges “old tyme” in a billet gauge panel
new wiring harness

Suspension
Custom Air Ride set up by Hales Speed Shop
Factory cross-member with plated LCA’s
2″ drop spindles
Firestone air bags
disc brakes
power steering
sway bar
Custom 2-link and C-notch with adjustable PH bar
Firestone air bags 

Still need to finish the interior (seat upholstery) and raise the bed floor to finish this truck.

Very nice truck Jon!

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A Properly Built Pontiac Hotrod

It isn’t every day that you see a 1934 Pontiac 2 door sedan with dual side mounted spares. It also not super common for a stock bodied 1934 Pontiac to have a giant 428 Pontiac motor stuffed under the stock hood. The thing that really impressed me though, was the absolutely pristine, custom-built, perfectly painted chassis that was hiding the coil-over independent rear suspension and inboard disc brakes. Yes, THAT was impressive. In fact, it was so impressive that it needed a plexiglass floor pan to properly show it off. This is totally my kind of car. Under the radar. Low key. Nonchalant. Powerhouse.

Love it.

Simply a Volksrod.

With clouds from the Simpson’s floating high overhead, I snapped a picture of something that I need more of in my life. The “less is more” attitude was incredibly strong with this one. Now if only I knew how to use a camera…

Superchargers Are Always In The Way… Or Are They?

It’s always refreshing to see creativity used to the fullest advantages on a hot rod. This evil looking hotrod pickup is slightly extended in the nose region due to the front mounted roots type blower! WUT!?  Yes, settle down now. While I can’t confirm exactly what goes on within the walls of those silver intake tubes, I have to assume that they aren’t the only thing holding the boost inside.   How does it work you say?  Well… The crankshaft has a …well… shaft coming off the front of it. That shaft passes through some bearings, and has a dual pulley on the front side.  That dual pulley spins the supercharger, which begins moving air.  The air then flows up the duct work to the blow-thru carb, and voila, “Bob’s your uncle.”  Like it, Love it, Lust it.  The choice is yours and yours alone.

It’s low. It’s menacing. It’s basically everything I have ever wanted.

2011 must be the year of the hotrod tow truck or something, because everywhere I go, I find myself surrounded by them.  They must see what I drive and just assume that I need help anytime I stop.  Anywho…  As promised last night, I have more pictures from the ungodly awesome Milltown show.  Tonight’s display of hotness is a hot rod wrecker of epic proportion.  It’s low.  It’s menacing.  It’s basically everything I have ever wanted.  After spending about 15-20 minutes staring at this truck from every angle, I can assure you that it is bigger and badder in person than it is in the photos.  Keep that in mind.

Also worth noting: Notice how all the people in the above picture are staring in different directions.  A strange moment in time no doubt!

 

1953 Dodge Truck: A Lesson In Kustom.

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out with an absolutely fantastic group of car and motorcycle enthusiasts. It was known as the “Return To The Milltown Hot Rod N’ Kustom Rock N Roll Weekend” in Sturbridge Massachusetts.  If I may be so bold, I’d say it was the most amazingly creative / awesome selection of old rolling metal that I have ever seen in one place.  Not only were the cars great, but the people were too.  Throughout this week, I’m going to be posting up pictures of some automotive eye candy that I spotted while I was there.

To start off the week, I’ll post up one of my favorites. It’s a 1953 Dodge B Series Truck that I had originally spotted (pre-roof chop) over on killbillet.com several months ago.  Back then I was thoroughly impressed at how little money he spent building it.  His truck’s ratio of greatness to dollars spent was completely off the charts.  Sure enough, he had made the trek all the way from New York to the depths of Massachusetts to be part of this amazing event.  Simply fantastic.

 

The 1955 Porsche 356 `Silver Bullett`

Back in 1992, Jeff Dutton of Australia was building a fantastically hotrodded Porsche 356 ……errr ……914? Whatever it was, it turned out to be one of the cooler looking Porsches that I have laid my eyes upon.  From what I understand, Jeff’s family was in the coach building business since the early 1900′s, and this is where Jeff honed his skills that were needed to build the “Silver Bullett”.

The Silver Bullett actually began its life as two cars that were only vaguely related, like 2nd cousins.  The first being a Porsche 914, and the second being a rough looking 1955 356 continental coupe.  Some purists weren’t too thrilled about the fact that Jeff cut up a rare ’55 356, but who knows, maybe the 356 was 1 step away from turning to dust?   » Continue reading more of this post…

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