Tag Archives: retro

  • Dent Repair FAQ

    Even with the modern advancements in the art of paintless dent removal, you still need the most basic of tools if you want to handle any and every dent repair. The number one and two tools you need are a good body hammer and dolly set. Any of the basic Eastwood kits with several hammers and a dolly are a good start, and the lowest priced way to get started. For fixing dent in blind panels, where you can’t access the back, you will need to weld and pull studs, or drill holes and pull it with a slide hammer, then fill the holes with body filler.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Antique Motorcycle Club National Show and Swap Meet- Pennsylvania 2014

    For us there are always a few events that really mark the beginning of show and swap meet season here in Eastwood-country. One of them is the Spring Carlisle swap meet where you could find most anything you need for your classic car project, but where do you go to find classic motorcycle parts you ask? Well the motorcycle counterpart (ironically the same weekend as Carlisle) is the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) national show and swap meet in the sleepy town of Oley, PA.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • What Do These Car Pictures Say To You?

    Philadelphia, 1973. (Photo courtesy Hemmings.com)

    If you really know your classic American cars, you'll want to see if you can identify any of the cars in two photographs that appear in the blog on the Hemmings web site (link below).

    It's not as easy as it sounds, because the pictures were taken in a Philadelphia junkyard, in 1973, and the vehicles were not exactly in top driving form! You'll see what I mean when you click on the link below.

    Hemmings' apparent reason for publishing the pictures was to initiate a sociological discussion. They write in the caption, "It’s said one can discern a culture’s true nature by sifting through its refuse. If that’s the case, then what do these 1973 Dick Swanson Documerica photos of cars stacked in a Philadelphia junkyard tell us about that area’s car culture in the early Seventies?"

    The thing is, most of the readers preferred to comment by identifying many of the cars in the pictures! So you may as well jump in and either identify the cars or add your 2¢ about the sociological implications of crushed cars! Click here to see both photographs and enter your comments.

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  • Early Summer Project Pile House Update.

    With the floor pans made up I decided to move outwards and tackle the rust in the door openings. The truck door sill on the drivers side was rotted away and the front of the door opening/jamb was rotted pretty bad. In fact the lower portion was almost non existent.  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Bay One Customs Builds a 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Concept Truck for SEMA 2013

    58 Chevy Cameo Concept Rendering

    TC Penick and Bay One Customs are names you may start hearing more of very soon. We first introduced you to TC during our Interview and Feature of Kevin Tetz and his "Jaded" Mustang . TC and Bay One were the driving forces behind helping Kevin finish the car for SEMA 2012. Quietly TC had been planning to build a one-off creation of a 1958 Chevy Cameo Concept Truck. This truck was one of the many concepts that were designed for Chevy but never made it into production. TC has been doing his homework on what the proportions, shapes, and overall look of the truck should be. He's been working steadily to make this truck an homage to "what could've been". This hard work hasn't gone unnoticed and the Cameo Concept truck has been invited to the 2013 SEMA Show. We're honored to say that TC and the Bay One crew have been using Eastwood products from bare metal on up to build this truck and detail the build along the way. Follow the build on the Bay One Customs Blog for the most recent updates. for now we'll leave you with some of these teasers they've supplied us with so far!


    58 Chevy Cameo Concept Truck

    58 Chevy Cameo Concept Truck

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