This weekend I worked on the car for a little bit, but the pictures will make zero sense until the next few steps are done. I will post a big update Monday or Tuesday.
On Saturday I went to the Pittsburgh Parts-A-Rama at the Butler County Fairgrounds. This is like a gigantic redneck swap meet for tools and car parts, almost entirely junk and rusty domestic parts. I went with my hillbilly friend Dave, in his '94 Chevy pickup, to get the full experience.
I stopped for some Turner's Tea.
ATTN Billy: I saw this sweet ride in the parking lot on my way in. This is how I knew it would be a great day!! This was one of about 10 non-pickups in the 40 acre parking lot.
I must have said "Badass!" at least 150 times Saturday. There is no better word in the entire English language that would describe a homemade dually raper van.
I should have bought this! 6x6!!!!
PPG and DuPont? Not at Parts-A-Rama!
Some vintage Craftsman sanders. 95% chance of electric shock with every use. The background of this shot gives you an idea of the average sale table... a plastic kid's sandbox shovel, a Chinese screwdriver, a few rusty wrenches, an opened can of carb cleaner, and a few hubcaps.
Then Dave spotted this gem...
Also notice his Pinto shirt. He bought it at Old Navy for $2 because he thought it was hilarious, but at least a dozen Pinto collectors approached him. Hilarious!
Oh damn I needed a rollcage!!
I spotted this cool looking rat rod and went to take a closer look...
WHAT THE FUCK!!!!
Upon closer inspection, the header was the cleanest fabrication on the whole thing! Jesus H. Christ what a mess.