1991 Chevy S10: Timmy the truck

Just a simple 4.3 V6 shortbed S10 with a finish only mother nature could create. It’s dropped a few inches on springs and spindles up front and leaves and blocks out back. The wheels are late eighties Caprice and the center caps are from a ’70’s C10. The grille came from the sorta-rare Oldsmobile Bravada. This was a fun little truck and came out just how I wanted when I was done.

I will build at least two more some day.

RTimmy the truck (12)

Probably my favorite picture of Timmy.

RTimmy the truck (13) RTimmy the truck (14)

Love the Bravada grille! It reminds me of the late ’70’s Pontiac Firebird.  RTimmy the truck (17)

Timmy did work too, hauling a bed full of stuff on a regular basis. This load was towards th end of a 300 mile day, and consisted of 4 nascar wheels and tires, 2 loose nascar tires, a pair of Ikea wardrobes and a good sized cabinet (along with a bunch of smaller odds and ends.)

RTimmy the truck (29)

I tried to run a set of Corvette ZR1 wheels but the fronts were more of a challenge than I had time to sort out. Still, the 315 width rear tires on the 17×11 wheels looked right tucked up under the fenders.

RTimmy the truck

 

Advertisements

Sema day four highlights:

Day four was the shortest for me, I regret that I only discovered Toyo Tires awesome treadpass as I was leaving as it may have had the sum total of the coolest metal at the event. Enjoy day four:

R20141107_093430 R20141107_093549 R20141107_093718 R20141107_093726 R20141107_093745 R20141107_093915 R20141107_094450 R20141107_095005 R20141107_095017 R20141107_095402 R20141107_095622 R20141107_095833 R20141107_100126 R20141107_100315 R20141107_100525 R20141107_100609 R20141107_100748 R20141107_100807 R20141107_100854 R20141107_101003 R20141107_101009 R20141107_101056 R20141107_101127 R20141107_101128 R20141107_101149 R20141107_101234 R20141107_101235 RIMG_4261 RIMG_4262 RIMG_4274 RIMG_4276 RIMG_4280 RIMG_4316 RIMG_4334 RIMG_4338 RIMG_4349 RIMG_4362 RIMG_4366 RIMG_4367 RIMG_4373 RIMG_4387

Dodge Charger Daytona / Plymouth Superbird

Not a vehicle you see modified very often!

Petty colors look good on this Dodge Charger Daytona:

Image

Pro Street with the big and littles wheel and tire combo:Image

Love the look of the big tires and worn, battle scarred exterior hunkered down:Image

There are actually a few converted convertible Satellites i believe that have been given the Dodge Charger Daytona treatment:Image

This thing is so crazy! I’m pretty sure it is a tube frame type vehicle with fiberglass body panels.

ImageImage

Mr. Angry’s “Project Angrier” – a 180mph track ready Charger Daytona replica:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mr.+angry’s+1969+dodge+daytona&rlz=1C1_____enUS401US401&oq=mr+angry+dod&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l4.8368j0j9&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

ImageImageImageImageImage

Vin Diesel drives this gorgeous machine in the latest Fast and Furious movie:ImageImageImage

200mph aerodynamics worked on the superspeedway, so why not the 1/4 mile? Drag prepped chop top Charger Daytona? Yes Please!Image

Gotta love the Bill Goldberg-Year One Charity Plymouth Superbird! More info:

http://moparblog.com/bill-goldberg-1970-plymouth-superbird-on-ebay/Image

Another flat black Charger Daytona, prepped for the 1/4 mile too!Image

Someone should build another one like this Speedster style Dodge Charger Daytona:Image

 

Dodge Charger Daytona Breaks Records At Bonneville

 

In September 1971, NASCAR driver Bobby Isaac took his Daytona Charger to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Isaac broke 28 world speed records, most notably the two-way flying mile speed of 216.946 miles per hour.

Source:http://www.classic-car-history.com/dodge-charger-daytona-history.htm

Image

Lee Sicilios 1969 Dodge Daytona 283 mph Bonneville racer:

Source and a ton of insane build pics:

http://bangshift.com/blog/car-feature-lee-sicilios-1969-dodge-daytona-283-mph-bonneville-racer-can-he-run-300-in-a-muscle-car-we-think-so.html

Image

And a european drag prepped American Superspeedway prepped muscle car? Oh yeah!Image

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.4: Cool stuff

So I’m way behind posting up general pics, so enjoy a random mix of cool cars that showed up!

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.2: Honda Civics

The bread and butter of any good Import Alliance meet: the Honda Civics!

Clean and simple, a good example of the popular style right now.

Image

Not quite sure why the fender is a different color, but I’m a big fan of color matched wheels!Image

Another simple Civic: Drop, stylish well fitted wheels, done!Image

I was digging the front bumper setup on this EG coupe!Image

Shaved bay, chromed components, white letter tires, and more.. tons of stuff going on here.Image

Another EG showing how a shaved bay should be done.Image

Enkei’s new Apache wheel, well represented on this EF hatch.Image

More on the car this engine bay is attached to coming up soon!Image

I like this shade of blue, and the BBS RS’s aren’t bad either!Image

Some nice details on the EK Coupe: 5 lug swap, Prelude wheels (with the rears going the wrong way) Projectors, etc.

Image

Stance done wrong: too much height and needs either more camber or a narrower tire.Image

Stance done right!Image

I have a friend who just bought a Civic like this:Image

Anyone know what wheels are on this super-dumped EK sedan?Image

Not a fan of the hood bra or front camber, but otherwise really nice!Image

This thing had some seriously tiny tires on it! I think they were 165/45R15’s!Image

Yet another example of the less-is-more style.Image

Mugen edition Civic looking mean!Image

Look, twins!

Image

I know there’s not much done, but I like how aggressive this one looks, I like the color and it was so clean!

Image

Another set of wheels I can’t identify! Also note the Civic RR style bumper.Image

The JDM converted rear looks so much better than ours!Image

K swap and J Line wheels set this Sunburst orange EK off right!Image

Some like it, some hate it, but either way the Rat look is making an impact on our scene.Image

Four red EG’s all together.Image

Lower it! Drag DR27 low offsets on this one too.Image

It’s amazing what a drop and a good set of wheels will do! Why don’t more people mod beige cars?

Image

Yep. Pennies.

Image

I think this guy had the worst luck of anyone I’d seen at the show. Busted oil pan, cracked wheel, damaged quarter panel, and cracked windshield.Image

Teal and blue: 1 of a kind.Image

Okay, maybe 2 of a kind!Image

XXR 527’s making an appearance on this gunmetal EK.Image

The stance on this thing is spot on. I love the color, the wheels, the fitment  the whole package just works for me.Image

Steven Campbell, take notes!Image

White on white Civic peeking out of the line of stanced hellaflush rides!Image

Got camber?

Image

J lines again!

Image

Gold on black, a timeless combo!Image

Like K swaps?

Image

Pretty nice tuck going on here!Image

 

Much more to come!

Bonneville salt flats, v.2: MORE SPEED

Another round of unlikely heroes of the Salt:

Starting this off is the Mitsubishi Evo’s older brother, the Galant VR4.

Image

Opel GT looking ready to attack!

Image

This rarely seen gem is an old Saab 99.

Image

Another Saab, the Sonett.

Image

Even a Studebaker Avanti came out!

Image

Another Studebaker, getting a push. This is typically due to a combination of engine tuning, cooling systems and tall gears.Image

One of the great things about Bonneville is the sheer variety of vehicles that run. Check out this Subaru Justy!

Image

 

Can you guess what this is? A Triumph Spitfire in all it’s aerodynamically modified glory.

Edit: Thanks to Bob Smith for the correction, this is actually a Triumph GT6+ which is a bit different than a Spitfire!  Image

Volvo’s can run too. Just ask this awesome Volvo P1800.

Image

New cars are developed every year by manufactures to often prove a point of technology. VW entered a Jetta Hybrid last year, and did pretty well.Image

The Jetta hybrid’s distant relation, the Kharman Ghia.

Image

Bonneville Salt Flats

Prepped for only one thing: SPEED.

Bonneville prepped First Gen Mazda RX7:

Image

The rear quarter window gives this one away: Datsun 240Z.Image

The Banks Sidewinder Dodge Dakota: World’s fastest pickup, and powered by a diesel.

I will be doing a post on some of the Banks project vehicles sometime.

Image

 

 

 

Would you believe this Salt Flats prepped Ferrari 575 Maranello was slower than the Dakota, only hitting a best of 212.6 so far?

Image

Can you believe this started life as a humble Fiat 600?Image

Thunder from down under: A Ford Falcon taxi?Image

Dakotas aren’t the only pickups to play in the salt. This Ford Ranger was mighty quick too.Image

Banks yet again, a GMC Sonoma this time.Image

Note the engine and ridiculous front end on this Honda N600!Image

Maybe one of the most beautiful cars to hilt the salt, a Mercedes 300SL.Image

Chevy Luv

How awesome is this Chevy Luv Mud truck?

Image

The thing on the left, looking like a traditional hot rod, is actually a Chevy Luv!Image

Not really a 4×4 any longer: Pro Street Chevy Luv roasting the tires!

Image

I love how rough and gnarly this thing looks.

Image

From lowered to lifted, the Luv does it all!

Image

Although it seems most are low-riders or Pro Street Chevy Luvs.Image

Missing something?

ImageImage

Baja style Chevy Luv

Image

Slammed Chevy Luv on Torq Thrusts!

Image

Chevy Luv totin’ two at the dragstrip!
Image

This one has so many cool details. My favorite is the exhaust stacks.

Image