Wednesday, May 27, 2009

NY Times article

Stole this from the JJ which was stolen from someplace else.... Very good read. Kinda long, but worth it. Check it out.

The Case for Working With Your Hands
Published: May 24, 2009
Changes in the economy have had the surprising effect of making the manual trades more attractive as careers.

check the link here:

Sunday, May 17, 2009

the '74 Econoline

As promised....
This is the van my ol'man bought brand new after he sold his International. 3 on the tree, wood paneling through out, bed in the back of course, and even a refridgerator/cooler box, cragers with the fat tires.

The hunting lodge the guys would frequent. Some where up in NY state.

The road going up the lodge... They ended up getting a farmer down the road to pull them out with his tractor.

George's Pan

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Jap stuff

Another bike in the works. 81 gs550. This bike was found originally laying on its side behind a barn. It was there laying like that for a while. It had a title and the price was right so I took it. Then it just sat around for a few more years up until a few months ago when I decided to do something with it.

picked up some rare gr650 tempter rims for a song to get rid of the mags. cool part the rear rim is a 16". good deal.

makin the rigid.

the frame is now back on two wheels again and its time to clean things up and finish welding.

the bar was bent out of stainless and the future plan is to mount the rear tailight to it up high. We're also going to try and keep the center stand and fabricate a ride-off-stand out of it.

This thing looks small compared to my ol' man.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friday, May 1, 2009

my ol'man and his ex Haledon Police dept. International

drove this back and forth from NJ to CA and many other places. This was his mode of transport before he got his 74 econoline. True 70s van, will post pics soon.
this was put up in 2006, doesnt seem like anything came about of it though
benny kickin his shovel over after gettin his fatbobs back from paint. he use to have a sporty mounted.

is the garage half empty? or half full? o_O

I was organizing my photos today and stumbled across this picture which inadvertently captured the fantastic 5. Note the cop car in the back, pre white paint job.