On May 25th, 10AM-3PM DePalma Clothing Proudly Presents the 8th Annual Hot Rod & Chopper Mayhem! The address is Murmästarvägen 25 in Sätra. New this year is our Trunk Swapmeet! Bring your stuff and come early!
The “Cruisin Califas” Show was this past Saturday in Oceanside’s Museum of Art. A great show put on by brothers David & Carlos de Baca featuring the art of lowriding. Many heavy hitting artist contributing like Mister Cartoon, Bobby Tribal, Estevan Oroil, and 5 of the contributing artists from the DePalma show, Jae & Stephanie Bueno, Howard Gribble, & Deadend Magazine and DA Designs.
Santa Fe Dam
15501 East Arrow Highway
Irwindale, CA 91706
The park charges $10 at the gate. But we don’t charge anything additional for our show. And as usual, LBCC will provide the hot dogs for everyone. There are multiple bbq grills, so everyone is welcomed to bring their own food too. We’ll have music all day. And we’ll be holding a raffle too. All proceeds will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. So come on out and support a good cause. Bring the family. There’s plenty of room to spread out and have a great time. Playground for the kids. Parking is first come first served. We’ll be in the main lot close to the entrance. And the best part, there.s an actual LAKE!!!!
Projects, projects and more projects. Can’t we all just get anything done?? You know how the story goes. Your building a project then all of a sudden, a buddy calls and says “Ey man, this dude is selling this/that for cheap. If I had the money I’d get it… you should get it!” Happens to everyone at some point weather it be a car, bike, or a simple part. Thats the case with my 1965 Riviera. With a handfull of other uncompleted junks in the mix, this Riviera was the last thing I needed… Or was it the first?
So this is it. I picked this up a little over a year ago. Orginally owned by some old dude in palm desert. The body is straight, every molding and stock trinket in place. All except for the beat up rag top that was torn off over the years.
Bodywork and prep is messy. So we took the project to my friends garage to dirty his instead. First things first. Strip the thing down to bare metal to see what really goin’ on. Although the body looked straight from the surface, it turns out that this thing has been painted 3 times. All colors being the same as the original color.
Performed some minor cancer treatment by patching a few areas with new tin at the bottom of the quarter panels and around the rear window, but other than that, were all ready to go for filler.
Body filled, primed, and blocked. Everything straight. All unwanted accessory holes were filled or shaved.
It wasn’t till after the car was primed that I decided I wanted to add some frenched antennas. Kind of a bad move considering and heat generated can ruin the filler/primer in the surrounding areas. But what the heck. I went for it anyway.
Measure 3 times, drill once…or in this case, twice
Had some scrap 1 1/4″ tube hangin’ around for the sleeves. I just welded a washer and a drain tube at the bottom, and they were good to go.