John Hughes.... I Just read today on Born Loserthat he died earlier this month, He made "The Great Outdoors" along with many others of my favorite 80's movies. R.I.P. not to mention introducing me to Jet Boats!
This past saturday I joined Jordan at his new shop for some serious business! His plan was to simply paint the roof of the Falcon wagon. It all started with a trip to Subway for $5 worth of sandwhichy goodness. Next to the local discount micro-mart in Lil Mexico for three sets of lace table settings with service for 12, what followed was our very first attempt at a kustom laced paintjob, check it out.....
The shop truck always creates quite a stir in the community, screaming mobile car wash crews, the look of confusion on the faces of pedestrians and motorist alike, and random thumbs up here and there...
Another $5 spent...
Although it's been over five years since I picked up a paint gun, it proved to be just like riding a bike, it all came back to me except the safety part.
Jordan showed a lack of concern for his safety and health as well
Test pig: 1961 Ford Falcon wagon
Damn, my arm was sore, like I said, it's been a while.
(14 years old, paint is peeling, other than that it's fucking mint!)
This is my 1995 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado. I bought this truck 5 years ago right after I got out of the military. I was looking for a vehicle to flip, the next thing you know I was taking out a loan for $7k for this mint Chevy pick-up, the last thing an unemployed person should have done. I thought it would be a cool truck to roll around for a couple years. I have driven it from Ventura, Ca to Greenville S.C. and back. Vegas runs, tow-barred countless VW bugs, hauled way heavier shit than it's lowered suspension likes to, which doesn't take much. I have used it as a mobile detail truck with a work camper shell, delivered papers (auto traders), hauled construction supplies, kegerators, Hot Rod, VW, BMW, Porsche, parts, couches, TV's, dressers, beds, you name it. I've ate, slept, drank, had relations in it, and done giant smokey burnouts until the wheels fell off. Today it has just over 181k miles on it and still runs like a champ! It has original paint which will change soon because it decided to start peeling in the last year or so. The interior is still really nice, comfortable and with the cruise set at 70mph it floats down the freeway like a fuckin' Cadillac! A Cadillac with old shocks, which is still pretty damn nice! This thing has really grown on me over the past couple years. I have never been stranded and I have only had to replace a fuel pump and an alternator. Despite the countless offers of "Let me know if you ever want to sell it", I have decided that I will spend the rest of my life with it, there's no reason not too....
Towing the '67 bug from the barn spring '07 with a fresh set of whitewalls
Google maps street view of my folks place (current), I'm guessing Nov '07?
I had a blast in Costa Mesa this weekend! Check out SHIFTHEAD SPEED for the full story. Rob and "Rosie's" gangster-ass got us there in one piece with only some minor hic-ups. Thanks to Arie, Mark and Ian, and everyone else who showed and helped out, you guys put on a cool party! Great food too!