Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Detroit Fort street bridge light

Picked this up off Craigslist yesterday. This is the top of the light pole cast alum circa 20's.  Think it was 2 years ago I was working on a house in Allen Park.  Everyday I drove over the Rouge and watched them tearing down the old bridge.  The guy I bought this off of was working on the road and had 4 thugs get out of a car and beat him into the hospital.  Part of the  Rouge area  is called the DelRay.  It is old and kinda lost by time.  Not many people venture into this part of Detroit unless you live or work there.  The structures are amazing built in a time when immigrants were moving from all over the world to Detroit. In 1930 the population of this part of Detroit was 23,000 now it is around 2,000.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My gas pump Standard oil

 My grandpa ran a garbage business for 50 years this is the only thing left. The old pump.  Every cool garage needs a pump!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mobil gas pump

Hopefully these follow me home one day

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vets Day 9th Marines my Grandpa

This is a picture of my grandpa on Bougainville.  I think he was 18 or 19 here.  They are leaving Torokina point on Bougainville after 48 hours of intense fighting.  The battle of Torokina Point was one of the bloodiest battles the Marines have ever fought in. Pure Hell! This picture has been in hundreds of books and now numerous webpages.  I've always tried to find what government office this picture comes from I would so love to get a copy.  Every search i do i can not find a archive number but yet i still find it everywhere.  If someone can help me that would rule!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012


I took on this 74 ironhead basket case project for a buddy. It had its problems lots of them. After I think 2 years of working on it when I had time. I fired it up today. The engine was in a wreck the case and motor mounts were cracked the bike was thrashed and missing alot.  Still got alot of work to do but now it runs!

77 Honda cafe

Picked up a Super Sport tank for it. The K tank had to go. Next is new tires. The ones on it are old but I rode on them anyway. With fall here I can take the time to finish it. Paint and the seat.

1929/1930 Harley D

Set the D in mocked up stage so I can get a visual on what I want to do with it. Lots of parts to find! Been learning all I can about these. I sure would like to get a rear wheel for it.