Thursday, November 23, 2017

FORD F-1 1949

Frank has restored a new means, a 1949 F1 pickup, found in a discreet condition at a workshop, took him home with intentions to hold him tight.
To say to him a common but very reliable means from here the desire to keep it in order to enrich his collection. The medium was polished to make the color shine under the dust and opaque of the years: "arabian green", a beautiful dark green.

Frank had to revisit the mudguards that had some dents and some rusty holes in preparing them, thinking of coloring them in black to have a nice contrast with the dark green of the body and having a two-tone pickup.

The interior was cleaned just because the bench was covered with new brown vinyl, like the cabin sky. An alternative alternative to this medium is the long handbrake lever that is at the center of the booth (not standand option).

The load floor has been restored with new walnut planks and polished aluminum reinforcements; the rims were repainted with the color of the bodywork and new white wall tires were fitted, making this vehicle very elegant. The engine itself, with only 40,000 mls run, 226 c.i. 6 small cylinders but with 95 honest horses. The "restoration" also included a chromed "bundle" for bumper and post bumper and mirrors. Only "license" but in the end is the usual "touch of Frank" is the Tan frontal color (typical of 1948) instead of the silver one, but by Frank's greatest contrast made!

Ford F-1 1949 Diecast 1/24 MotorMax- totally reconditioned by Frank


 Frank presents us a luxury survivor: the Lincoln Convertible Premiere of 1956. It came in splendidly bold conditions of the fifties. 
 It is chrome-plated and specially made by that futuristic special design, typical of those who designed cars in those years without fear of experiencing and dare by putting on a car road today Frank says that they are real art forms.
 Roses are roses and wisteria is a particular color of pink just that Lincoln wanted to elegantly match a car with a romance tone. 
The top is white and the interiors resemble the outside color. Elegant white-style wheels seem to want to continue the tone on tone and the unmistakable style of this full-size.

Under the hood the Y Block, runs idle with the borbottio of 275 horses ready a step longer than being due to American iron.

 There is no doubt Frank says: "Gold is all that glitters"

Lincoln Premiere 1956 1/24 diecast Danbury Mint 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Some shots from the past, the end of 60's in California
Summer, old pictures taken in a street with some cars parked around, someone is ready to surfing, take a look to the rear seats in the black Impala. and someone is ready to relax take a look in the garden Spend time with nostalgic memories

Sunday, January 22, 2017

FORD F100 1954

Frank presents us a Ford F100 model year 1954 with a fascinating location behind, an old Shell gas station in Arizona along the highway that  Frank run often.

Frank has worked hard, the vehicle was completely disassembled, many parties needed to be replaced and rebuilt many, especially in sheet metal.

 The grille was reconstructed almost in its entirety without being replaced to maintain the originality of the piece. The body was first sandblasted painted in "Cadet blue" and the roof was painted in white, the color chosen is not the most common products, but according to Frank exquisitely elegant

The rims are the original paintings in blue with chrome rim and boss on which sparkle tires "white wall". Frank left on the rear platform of the wooden banks to remind what use this wonderful F100 was intended

 Under the hood beats back the original unit, the Y-Block 279 c.i cleverly cooled by an all parts control

 The interior has been completely redone by Frank bringing them to the new, even for the inner blue it is the predominant color, the steering wheel has been replaced due to the wear and Frank reassures us on taking in the guide.

Now the exaust pipes are double, for good american sound
All the details have been carefully tended, Frank is pleased to have reported on the road once again a piece of the american history
Ford F100 1954 diecast 1/24 Motor Max totally rebuilded by Frank

Friday, October 14, 2016

Lincoln-Zephir Continental 1941

The Lincoln-Zephyr brand was introduced in 1936 as a cost content over the Lincoln brand; It was introduced to bridge the gap between the number of Ford V8 deluxe and top range of Lincoln, as the LaSalle brand was Cadillac. The Zephir cars were the first after the failure of Chrysler Airfolw to have an aerodynamic successful style.
Frank was eager to try this beautiful vintage cars on the road, not so much for the car itself but for what it was throbbing under the hood: a 4.8-liter V12 flatehead perfectly functioning expertly prepared properly.
The sweet unusual noise has left Frank startled while conducting this jewel on the sunny lands of Arizona, and thanks to aerodynamics the speed seemed to above the expectations of the most avid driver.The car m.y 1941 has arrived in the hands of unexpected Frank a real opportunity and in excellent conditions.

The red leather interior were excellent and they have not changed, the simplicity of this car is also essential in the dashboard with round dials and give a strange feeling to those who sit behind the wheel to drive almost an airplane
stay tuned!  Frank

Friday, August 5, 2016


Frank allows us to share daily life with photos El camino m.y 1968 in SS396 version

Tuxedo black and  rally wheels for this El Camino, red vinyl interior make this utility vehicle very aggressive despite being fully factory.

under the hood the 396 c.i offers well 375 Hp!
Much dust still flows under the wheels of this El camino ... Frank say.

Chevrolet El camino 1968 : Diecast 1/24 Danbury Mint partially restored by Frank 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Chevrolet pickup K line - 1972

Frank has a great passion for 4x4 pickups and proves it with one of his last works.
This time it is dedicated to a Chevrolet K10 in 1972. The vehicle has undergone a complete renovation to the body, which was painted totally black, to streamline this color are the faux wood trim along the side and on the tailgate.
But this might seem trivial to an experienced mechanic as Frank, in fact, what really matters is what's under the chassis, here Frank exaggerated completely redoing the bridges; First, a lift of 15 inches for all terrain, has repositioned broadcasts and has put heavy-duty shock absorbers on both axes.

The rear differential is reinforced and the front have disappeared crossbows replaced with independent springs.

Additional lights on the front grille and visible every obstacle in extreme situations, under the rear bumper a fog light to be seen and marker lights on the roof to give more visibility to this truck .
Furthermore, a reinforced plate under the cup seems to make unassailable heart of this K10. side steps help the climb into the cab and truck-style mirrors complement the uniqueness of this vehicle.

This vehicle should ensure the climbing of any obstacle because Frank has mounted a pair of truly large tires for both off-road vehicle (given the groove in plug) both the seal on the width of the tire road view, all on beautiful circles chromium by 15 inches.

The deck is protected by a cover dedicated deck with Chevy logo, driven by electric piston to keep protected objects that are charged.

The internal combustion engine 350 did not undergo peculiar changes if not the replacement of the cover aluminum valves and the installation of a more powerful air filter.

The interior is of a beautiful black villain ... lacking inserts faux wood and despite being an Cheyenne as a version of interior finishes, the lack of wood trim denote that the year 1972 was at the end when this pickup left the factory, because they were removed from Chevy production.

Chevrolet Cheyenne Diecast 1/24 by Jada total revisited by Frank