Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Gas Monkey Garage rat rod... nice overall, and bitching tailpanel

James Hetfield's boat tail speedster Auburn

These photos suck becuse of the lousy lighting at SEMA, for very good photos of this car, see the GNRS gallery:
The lighting in the Vegas Convention center are terrible for photographing dark colored vehicles, so I'm posting light and dark photos with the idea that one will be better, but I can't decide which one it is.

for other customs that James has had made and put on the show car circuit:

Jay Leno's 1929 Bentley Speed Six

Jay has a couple new cars in his garage, and and his motorcycle collection:

I haven't looked at this for a while, but it's very good, an has a really good coverage of SEMA

Spray on chrome, a new process of painting vehicles

Jim Wangers Edition of the GTO Judge at SEMA

Friday, November 13, 2009

welder up rat rod race car and it's Diamond T hauler

Notice the exhaust pipes are behind the cab about as high as the step, and when the ramp is raised horizontally, the vertical structures on top of the ramp slip over the exhaust pipe, and raise the end of the exhaust to well over the cab height... very damn clever!

Dodge Brothers Standard Six
Notice the chainsaw cutting chain around the cowl, and the bandsaw blade horizontally along the beltline

I'm guessing the shifter was originally part of a farm machinery like a early plow or hay rake height adjuster

another gallery of the car here:

A gallery of the truck here: