Wednesday, January 26

Tick tock said the clock

Today is the last day I have to finish up the coupe before we take it to Pomona. Were super close now, but how is it that it always ends up taking to the last minute no matter how much time you had?

Tuesday, January 25

'58 Dodge Town Panel for sale

I've decided I want a '59 or '60 El Camino so it's time to sell the panel truck. My friends think I'm crazy, and it has been one of the best running driving cars I've ever owned. It has a 305 Chevy V8 with a 2 barrel Rochester, HEI ignition, and a 700R4 overdrive transmission, it probably get about 20mpg. The front clip is camaro with power steering and power disc brakes, it's got a camaro 10 bolt rear also. The Truck is bagged with top of the line Vi-Air system, 2 compressors(chrome) tank, valves etc. It will do front/back/side to side, and has heavy duty bags so i could haul my bikes in the back. The floors are 12 guage steel with tie down loops for motorcycles or whatever. It's C notched, but only lost two inches of interior height. It has factory bucket seats with new black diamond pleat upholstery with gold foil piping and matching door panels that still need to be installed. It has a nice CD player in the glovebox which is in the middle of the dash, and has a remote. Gennie shifter with custom blown glass shifter knob that matches the gold paint. It has a new mustang gas tank with sending unit but it's not hooked up to the guage yet. All other guages work. Impala taillight lenses in the stock buckets, Lucas flamethrower headlights(like Ed Roth's Outlaw)one year only grille, stainless rock guards on the rear fenders, custom exhaust with glasspacks and dump tubes. It has high end sound deadening in the front, no carpet or headliner yet. Horn, ahooga horn, turn signals, high beams etc all work. New Battery, newer alternator, This truck runs great and drives great. It has been to Santa Maria and all over so-cal, and even though the paint is only a year old there are some rock chips, scratches etc. Still looks really nice though. The wheels are super rare and if you dont want them I will take some cash off the price. I will post more pics next week of the details.

$18,500 I'm willing to help ship it wherever at your expense...

I'm sure I've forgotten some details, so if you have any questions, email me at

Saturday, January 22


I found this old pic of The Limelight at our old house in the valley. This was right after I got it running for the first time...also, theres no gold leaf pinstriping on the body yet, and the interior isn't finished in these pics...

Friday, January 21

time keeps on slippin'......

...into the future

we all know what it's like to wish there were more hours in the day, more days in the week...somehow I can never seem to get caught up. I've been working double time trying to get a customers '34 ford coupe finished for the Grand National Roadster Show, and get my tattoo shop remodeled for the Grand Relaunch party which is the following weekend. One of these days I want to get my shit streamlined so I can have more fun, this work stuff is for the dogs! You only go around once, and I don't wanna miss anything. I'll hopefully be back to regular posting on here in a few days....

Thursday, January 13


I've just added a new feature to the blog...a swap meet...or garage sale. I will be posting pics of cool shit that you can buy. Cars, bikes and parts mainly. check it out

nice Shovelhead for sale...SOLD!

my friend Scott Parker is selling his Shovel and asked me to pass it along. It's almost all new parts and build, email Scott for more info. It seems like a steal to me.

1976 Shovel (FX)

Less than 500 miles on complete rebuilt engine by Eric Bennett at Bennett Performance in Long Beach

Less than 500 miles on complete rebuilt transmission by Temecula Motorcycle Service

New 3.5 gallon split fuel tanks (no rust)

Hydro Glide Front End with PM single disc caliber

Mid controls

21” front wheel

New wheel bearing (front and rear)

New primary chain & tensioner, Barrett clutch plates and springs

New sprockets (front and rear)

New chain

New brake pads and discs (front and rear)

New Metzler Marathon tires

Clean CA title

Reg is current

Edit: SOLD!

Tuesday, January 11

1960 Thunderbird for sale-SOLD

My wifes square bird is for sale. It's a '60 with a later 390 V8 and C6 trans. Stock 9" rear, rebuilt brakes, radiator, power steering ram, shaved everything, remote trunk popper, custom functional hood scoop, all bodywork done and new paint in a pearl champagne gold body and champagne silver roof. New vintique chrome steelies with coker radial whitewalls. New battery, runs great, turn signals, horn, guages all work, tags up to date. It has the original red leather interior and newer carpet kit, but it could use a little work. Email me for more info.
Open to possible trades or trades plus cash.


Monday, January 10

It's a gas...


I pulled out one of my old gas tanks to hang at the tattoo shop. I've had this thing for over 10 years, bought it at the Hells Angels swapmeet they used to have in the valley. It's an old fiberglass tank and I'm in love with it. Its probably not safe to run on a bike but it sure looks cool. I'm building a steel version of it for one of my bikes. If it comes out cool maybe I'll make a few more and sell em...

Ritchie's Sporty

Went down to the Street Chopper party yesterday in Long Beach. The new issue is killer. That magazine has come a long way thanks to Jeff and Grant. The article on my friend Ritchies bike was finally in this issue which was great. The only thing is Ritchie didn't get the credit he deserves for the work he put in on it. We built the bike together at Old Gold. He wasn't just a customer who hired me to build it for him, and although I did quite a bit of design and fab work on it. Ritchie also did his fair share of the work. It was a fun build and I'm glad I got to be part of it. Just trying to give credit where it's due. The article is pretty funny though. Go buy a copy!

Thursday, January 6

Tuesday, January 4


Went for a ride the other day with my wife. I hate Chinese batteries. I had to ride home and get the truck for her bike. Stopped at a killer place called Bodee's in Ojai though. Sometimes being stranded isn't so bad.

Dave's back.......

And this time it's personal.