grand national roadster show part 2

Welcome to the second part of my GNRS 2013 coverage. I also updated the gallery so you can find all of the pictures here.

See all the pictures in a slideshow.


grand national roadster show part 1

Back from GNRS 2013 where I saw a bunch of cool stuff. Too tired to write something, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

More pics in the gallery. More to come soon!


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#6 »Hollywood«

#5 »Dusk 'til Dawn«

#4 »Mercury«


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#1 »46 Ford«

#2 »Louvers«

#3 »RPM«


kustom krossing

I just love those old roadside photos the guys at Hemmings unearth almost every day. The one they posted yesterday immediately caught my attention as it not only showed a bunch of cool old cars in their natural habitad but it even had two kustoms in it: a mildly restyled shoebox coupe and a traditional 1940s custom Ford convertible with a Carson top. Rad! (via Hemmings)



Less is more. This formula is what LOWTECH is all about. And it also sums up what Martin Anderson's shoebox is all about. As we all know the term 'less' doesn't have anything to do with stopping halfway on your path. It's more about concentrating on the essence of the machine. The craftmanship. The details. The style. The stance. The attitude. But don't let me get carried away. Just enjoy all these fanastic pictures Martin sent me. And read his story in his own words.
(photo © Adam Schatzl, Robin Pettersson)

»I bought my 1950, Custom Deluxe, Shoebox back in 2007 in Sweden. The shoebox however is an old Nebraska car that the importer said was bought from and indian reservation. After that it was a few years of slow progress because of work, and trying to figure out were to start with everything.«
(photo © Adam Schatzl, Robin Pettersson)

»Eventually I restored the entire drive train after I found out that the old flathead was busted. So now it has a souped up flathead with dual 97's, Offenhauser high comp heads, 4" mercury crank, port works, dual ignition, bored to 270cui and headers connected to side pipes coming out in front of the rear wheels. The rear end is a ford 8" from a Maverick with 3;53 in gear ratio and the gearbox is the standard three on tree manual.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)

»The idea for the customization has always been a mild custom dated to somewhere around 1955-56. Subtle changes to enhance the already fine lines of the shoebox Ford.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)

»Already from the start I decided to keep the roof height and not do a top chop. So I started to clean up all the emblems and then shave the deck-lid from the trunk handle, I did however leave the license plate in place.«
(photo © Martin Anderson)

»After that the hood got a Bullnose hood ornament and the stance was had with a pair of Jamco 4" lowering springs up back and Ford aerostar coils up front for a 2.5 - 3" drop. The first real big custom change I had done was the frenching of the headlights with a pair of headlight rings from a 1952 Ford. Those original rings always seemed to make the shoebox goggle eyed in my opinion.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)

»I then re-added the side trim to the car but shortened it, when I bought the shoebox the side trim had been removed. I do however plan on making the small piece on the door a little longer by chopping up an original trim piece that goes over the door. The seam above the rear wheel housing is also chiseled away and welded shut for a more smooth appearance.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)

»The interior was one of the things that has gotten most of the attention lately. Everything inside goes in the colors, oxblood red, black and white.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)

«The seats are dressed in 1" oxblood red tuck and roll as well as the door sides. No headlining at the moment but it is going to be white with oxblood red piping along the cars width.«
(photo © Erika Olsson)

»A modified Cal-Custom bullet-delete grill from 1954 is going to be mounted up front this upcoming spring along with a pair of mystery bumper guards to accompany it. Plans on a set of foxcraft fender-skirts is also being processed along with plans on rounding of some corners on the doors and trunk lid. In due time the car will be stripped of paint, have all the rust repairs done to it and then add a fresh coat of shinny paint to it. What color it is going to have is being debated at the moment.«
(photo © Nicklas Hedström)


location scout

Today I took the wagon out to do some location scouting and to test the new stance. Which sounds like a good excuse for just rolling around a bit without any noteworthy destination. You say that's called cruising? Well okay that's fine with me. But I really need to find a good location for a photoshoot very soon. So I'll have to do some more cruising.


drive-by shot

Just managed to snap a picture of this bad 63 biscayne thru my driver's side window.


time machine

Usually I don't give much on matching numbers or factory correct stickers. But this little booklet is an amazing blast from the past. I received it together with my 1964 Dodge Wagon as the first owner used it to write down each and every stop for gas, every oil change and the type of oil,  mileage and purchase price. It goes from 1964 to 1994 and from 0 to 95'000 miles. The last 18 years and 5000 miles are not documented. Maybe I should resume the tradition.


chad's machine shop

San Clemente rules. Surfboard builders work door to door with car repair shops. And the smell of fiberglass solvent blends with the odor of old engine oil. Last week I took a walk down the road in one of those creative districts and paid a visit to fellow ACES-member Chad. He runs a machine shop not far from our place and it was great to see how his model A coupe seemed to feel right at home in this environment. Just like Chad.