Project White Trash gets its rear axle narrowed to fit the ET Super wheels that were restored in the previous episode. Alex also bends up new rear brake lines and decides on the ride height. Once that gets determined, the truck finally comes off of the jack stands and gets back on it’s wheels for the first time in a long while.
Round Six’s Eric comes across a 1927 Model T roadster project at a price that’s too low to pass on, and begins to slowly accumulate the missing pieces to put it back together. At the same time, his wife Victoria lays claim to the car, and the build plans for the roadster quickly change. Victoria initially wanted a car that was a bit rough around the edges, but with the help of their good friend Bob, a nicely finished car begins to take shape.
Part four of Project White Trash deals with upgrading the front suspension from 8-lug to 5-lug using a donor 1979 Chevy Suburban. The modification is very inexpensive and easy to do, and is a great option for anyone building a 1960 to 1966 Chevy or GMC truck on a budget.
Part Three of Project White Trash starts out with a visual assessment of the truck’s poor condition. Alex hates rust, so he scrubs the entire truck with CLR to remove it. The truck was missing many parts, and after some intense searching, they slowly start to appear. With each part added, the truck’s appearance changes dramatically.
Brian, Brad and Alex stay in for episode twenty-six and talk SEMA Show preview previews, streamliner project PR disasters, Alex’s 1964 Chevy C-10 project, kit cars and chocolate diamonds. It was just that kind of a night. Hilarity ensues with the Salt-O-Masochist and a celebrity-themed steering product development idea gone incredibly sideways. You’re welcome.
Follow along as Round Six’s Alex takes us on a multi-episode journey about the saving of a derelict 1964 Chevrolet truck that was literally minutes away from being sent to the crusher. Its a fun tale wth twists, turns and rare parts. And we’re not even getting into the bees. Yet.
Have you ever owned a “normal” vehicle that had a special place in your heart? Most of the time, these vehicles are the ones that are the least valuable and the least exciting. It’s like going to the dog pound and rescuing the best dog you’ll ever own. Maybe it’s Grandpa’s old farm truck, Aunt Joan’s 4-door Valiant, or that beat-up Chevy Sprint that got you through college. Whatever it may be, these vehicles didn’t win your heart by their looks. They did it by providing you with experiences that stayed with you for the rest of your life.
I was in the mini-truckin’ scene pretty heavily. I drove a convertible Isuzu pickup. Two 15’s in the bed under a hard tonneau with a “crawl through” and of course – mint green paint with peach scallops! Looking back it was a hack job, but MAN was I proud of it! Chicks loved it, cowboys hated it, so you know it was cool. I was hanging with my small circle of mini-truck friends at a show. We were kind of snickering (quietly) at a Ford Pinto that had been entered. Bone stock, horrid repaint (fresh paint, still fuming) and rainbow stickers poorly applied running from the headlight to tail light. We joked that the guy must have spent more on the $15 entry fee than the whole car. Danny sat and listened to us, never saying a word while we joked about it for several minutes like immature guys do…
“The Craigslist ad I answered didn’t say, “Looking for someone to be a process engineer, a tooling engineer, a mechanical engineer, a welder, a painter and a sculptor for a huge opportunity to work with Disney.”
It just said “Looking for an artist.”
Something happens to all of us hotrodders every January. Once the buzz of the Holidays are over, we all go through the Winter Blues. There a lot of reasons in play that add to this holiday hangover. First of all, it’s usually cold outside. It could be that you spent a little too much on gifts and you’re trying to get your finances back in order. Maybe the looming April 15th tax deadline hit home when your 2017 W-2 just showed up in the mail and you’re certain that you owe the IRS. You probably over-indulged on the cookies and eggnog and you just can’t seem to separate yourself from the comfortable confines of your couch. Your hot rod project is being neglected, but don’t let it get you down. Round Six is here to help!