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Category Archives: Motorcycles, Scooters & Automobiles

58 Dodge D100 Update

It has been a while since I gave a little progress update on the D100 pickup. Last year we bought an old industrial building, so the funds to make the Dodge D100 project move along were challenging. The boys over at VR Garage have been steadfast and patient, getting things done as I can get money their way. I have expressed how concerning it was having someone else do the restoration, as it is the first project i haven’t done myself, but I am getting a bit excited as we get closer to completion. Like any restoration, it has cost twice as much and taken twice as long as planned, but I keep adding projects and changing my mind, so it is to be expected. So far we have dropped in a refurbished Chevy 350 small block and added an automatic transmission. All wiring is new. New gauges and surrounds. Disc brakes with new wheels and whitewalls. New and adjusted suspension. New steering column. New tail lights. Replaced the radiator and refurbished the gas tank.

We still have left the interior, a new bed, clear coating the patina finish, painting some detail pieces, lettering on the door. Exhaust. Back bumper. All new glass and seals. And I am sure a hundred more things I am forgetting. But, it should be on the road by summer, as the building remodel is nearing its end and I can concentrate again on finishing up the truck.

Here it is as of September 2017:

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Whitewalls all around

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Dual headlights replace singles

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New gauges and surrounds

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Making progress

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Tether car graphics

Tether cars have been around for a long time. The actual vintage cars run up into the thousands of dollars for the well made versions from the 40’s and 50’s. I love the graphics on the old boxes…


Motorcycle Pennants

A recent auction featured a collection of vintage motorcycle pennants. I still cannot afford to collect them but I am obsessed.


Sweet Motorcycle Racing Pennant

Another one bites the dust…

Moto Pennant


Race-O-Drome Wall of Death Poster

Bummer, I missed out on a vintage motorcycle racing window card that I had never seen before.

Race o drome WC 2 VOCD


Jeep CJ2A Update

It’s been a while since I posted any photos of the 1948 Jeep CJ2A. Since last time I have powder coated the wheels, rebuilt the carb, ordered a military sun top, and changed all the brake lines. Still more to do, but it is looking good.

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Motorcycle Poster Auction

Recently I missed out on a few gems for my motorcycle poster collection.


A Couple of Nice Rides

I don’t know what it was about this flower bush this weekend, but it attracted some mighty nice vintage cars…

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Harley Davidson Billboard

Harley Davidson Billboard

Recently sold at auction for $6500


Moto Wall Update

Moto Wall Update

Changing it up as I get more framing done…