Route 66 Custom

Hundreds and hundreds of different wheels out there but really only a few different basic styles with one of the most popular having five spokes. Cheap wheels? Wagon wheels, typically used on 4x4s. Don't look too good on a truck unless you go real wide…
A neighbor had three 47-54 Chevy AD (Advance Design) trucks he got way back when and they had been sitting there for years. Big plans that never happened kind of thing. BTDT. One day he asked me if I could market some old Jeeps he also had. I did and…
No, this is not about bathrooms/loos. 20 odd years ago I had johnpaulding.com as a domain. Only for a year and then let it lapse because I really wasn't doing anything with it. Several years later, I tried to get it again but it was taken by someone in…
Aside from automotive work, I spent 20+ years building custom electric signs, I did quite a bit of work for theme parks like Disney and Universal Studios. They're pretty picky, especially Disney who have their own electrical and mechanical engineers to…
This was a fun project. The customer didn't like any aftermarket Air Gates so he had me build him a custom job. He had no idea how I was going to do the latch system and neither did I when I started. That's what made it fun, freestyling it. I used…
Did this for a buddy's daughter. My buddy was watching me paint it and I don't like having an audience, so while I was spraying the base coat, rather than walk around the car with the air hose, I flicked it over top of the car while looking at him and I…
1991ish Mitsubishi Eclipse. I bought it for a $250, did the body repairs and sold it for $2500. Nice little car until it got T-boned and it was a nice little car again when I got done. The old mobile home in the background is something I picked up for…
Too many pics on this one to not be a post by itself. Pretty much a body restoration and in my favorite color (NOT), black. Being a Florida truck(humidity), it not only rusted out down low in the usual places but also the roof, just above the windshield…
My wife worked as a Rural Mail Carrier for a time and they have to provide their own vehicles. Some people find old rhd mail jeeps, some people use other factory rhd vehicles like Subarus and newer model jeeps, some people use aftermarket rhd kits and…
A Skylark that got rear-ended. I worked the right rear quarter with hammers and dollies but the left was too damaged so another had to be welded on. Black, again and not only that but it had fine, multicolored metallic powder so it had to be done with…