Wisconsin Lakeside International Trucks

I took a ride up to Waukesha, Wisconsin yesterday to pick up the head and intake manifold for the 4.0L straight-six that’s going into my AMC Gremlin. Forest, at Independent Tuning Solutions, ported them for me and they look great. I’ll have some pictures of that with the motor sometime soon. Monday is the last day of this semester for me, so I should be back to working on the Gremlin pretty soon.

On the ride home I spotted a CASE IH sign and an International sign from I-94 and decided it would be a good photo opportunity.

Lakeside International

Lakeside International

Lakeside International

Lakeside International

Keep on truckin’…

– TinMan

Scout Roll Bar

The Scout II needed a roll bar so that I will be able to put a bikini top on it down the line instead of having the hard top on in the warmer months. The pipe is 2″ steel conduit for the hoop and 1.5″ for the diagonal supports. The mounting plates are 1/4″ steel. My dad welded everything together and then I rattle canned it flat black.

Scout II roll bar

Scout II roll bar

Scout II roll bar

Scout II roll bar

Scout II roll bar

Scout II roll bar

I ordered the “rust is lighter than carbon fibre” from volkswagenstickers.co.uk, I think that it suits the truck well 😛

The remainder of the to-do list for the Scout is as follows:

  • Make or buy a bikini top
  • Replace the body mounts (or what’s left of them!)
  • Finish weeding out emissions hoses from the engine bay so that it doesn’t look like it’s full of snakes anymore
  • Paint the bed and cab floor with bedliner
  • Reupholster the bench seat

That’s all for now.

– TinMan

Chevrolet Movie Theater

Interior Crocodile Alligator, I drive a Chevrolet Movie Theater”

I saw this fifth generation Chevy Bel Air sedan while walking to class the other day. Joliet Junior College‘s parking lot usually has a few cars or trucks that catch my eye, this time I happened to have my camera on me. The interior pictures didn’t turn out well because the glass got in the way, but the glove compartment had a couple stickers on it from local cruise nights.

Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air

Chevy Bel Air