Saturday, October 6, 2007

Oregon trip-A&M Deluxe Customs

Took a work trip to Cornelius, OR and happened to be working next to one of the coolest hot rod shops ever, A&M DeLuxe Customs.

The owner spent an hour giving us a very indepth tour of the shop and the 15 or more cars being built. These cars were works of art and they had plenty of go, with modern fuel injected V8's in many of the cars. The owner, Mark, took me for a spin in his '46 Ford truck. "The engine is a real hot 1960 Chevy 283ci, coupled to a Richmond 5sp. The cab has been chopped 4". The grill is 1936 Ford P.U. grill, and the box is a shortend 1937 ford with a 1936 tailgate. It has a 70's chevy P.U. steel bed floor. The hood will be the original 1946, that will be shortened in length, and narrowed in the front to fit the 36 grill. The wheels are Ford, 16" in front and 18" in rear. The tires are Firestones, thru "Coker Tires". What an experience. What a car. And Mark and Aaron, the owners, are the nicest guys you'll meet. Two of the biggest gear heads too. Keep up the good work A&M.

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