Sunday, July 31, 2011
Big congrats to my little sister for becoming a mother (ok, she isn't little anymore, just younger). I did this custom painted wall mural with the baby's name and ocean theme above the crib for baby Makayla Grace Obrien. It's done with a mix of acrylic and water colors.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Monday, November 15, 2010
I finally found a cheap krate bike! My best find from the weekends carshows was this Dec 1968 Schwinn Orange Krate with 5 speed top tube shifter. It is very complete and original with lots of patina. I plan on cleaning it up as best as I can and making it a rider with new tires/tubes and cables.
UPDATE: Half a day of tear down and clean up of the frame. The majority of the chrome parts will take a few evenings to make nice but at least the frame is ready.
Got more done on the krate bike. It's starting to look like a bike again. I still have a bunch to do but I am happy with the results of just a cleaning/preservation effort.
The krate is now rolling again!! Only a few more parts to clean and install and it will be a rider. I'm very happy with how it's coming out so far.
The Orange Krate is finally finished!!! I completed it just over a week ago in time to bring it to a VW show as my cruising bike. It got tons of attention and I met some very cool "bike" people because of it. Overall it got new tires, tubes, brake pads, cables/housings and all the chrome has been cleaned and clear coated to prevent rust from coming back. All the frame paint is polished and waxed. I may redo the seat sometime in the future but for now I like that the bike is as original as possible plus it rides great. I plan on holding on to this one for a long time.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Freebie bike from original family owner. Late 40's early 50's, skip tooth girls cruiser bicycle. It's a BF Goodrich built Schwinn in very original condition. Tons of patina and only missing a few original parts. Will clean up and be a rider asap........
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Sweet pair of vintage trunks covered in travel decals (second one is hiding in background). I nabbed these at a local thrift store. One has more decals on it than the other but both are very similar. Look to be from around the 1940's or so. Better close-up pics to come soon.
UPDATE: Trunks are SOLD!!!
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Score of the day!! I got a great deal on this Eames style lounger chair at a yard sale today (only $15!!!!!). The wood is nice but the leather is torn and dry. It has a made in Sweden sticker on the base but I can't find any other maker marks or stickers. Could be a Selig? I plan on reupholstering it so I may find other hints under the pads. Add this one to the "to do" list.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Picked up these NOS parts at a yard sale today. FoMoCo 15v/30a regulator number 2700015 and a Stoprite brake lining set sold through Western Auto Supply Co. The brake set fits late 30's early 40's Fords and Mercurys and is complete with new rivets and instruction booklet for mounting.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Very cool original vintage car club jacket from the 1970's or 80's. Says "American Auto Club N.W." on the back and "Trans-Am" running down each arm. Red, white and blue colors are bright and overall in great condition. It is made from polyester and nylon, size is Medium. Made in England by Top Shot Promotions. Found it at a thrift store last week.