Skippic Saturday

1950's Chevy, Rust in Peace, April 2015...
Somewhere along Old Route 66, on Arizona and New Mexico border, Shot by Me...Von Skip 24/7Autoholic

Truck Tuesday

1954 Chevrolet pick3100 Short Bed Pick Up /  Patina / Bagged

1939 Chevy Harrison Radiator

1939 Chevrolet / Chevy Car Radiator & Support Harrison, Stamp Nr 31121282 Including Radiator Support, For Sale...

M(ech)anic Monday

Fisher Body... an automobile coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit, Michigan. By the 1950s the company had become the pillar of General Motors manufacturing empire. In the 1980s it was slowly phased out as a stand-alone brand and was merged into the other General Motors divisions such as Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, etc. Today it is still known as Fisher & Company. The name was well known to the public, as General Motors vehicles displayed a "Body by Fisher" emblem on their door sill plates until the mid-1990s.

Breeze NR.11 Featuring Von Skip 24/7Autoholic

BREEZE *11 Bigtwin Chopperkult Pages
Featuring: me... Von Skip 24/7Autoholic
Photo's & Article By: Sik

You can find this issue of Breeze inside the Latest Issue of Bigtwin Magazine NR.353. Februari 2016


Slingshot Dragster vs Airplane...

1972: Don Garlits' Swamp Rat 16 Dragster on the Flight Deck of the USS Lexington. Source:

Sedan Sunday

1930 Ford Model A Sedan / Hot Rod / Hemi

Wheels of Fortune...

Damn... you got to be dedicated don't you...
Sometimes I wonder if some people do know what it takes to get an old car on the road again...

After inspecting the new Step Van project when it came in, I've noticed that there was one different rims size on it. The official recommended rim size should be 17.5 x 5.25 with 7-17.5 tires on it but in the past some dum owner desided to put a 16" rim with a 7.50-16 on the drivers side at front... This is no good... so I had to go on the lookout for some other fitting rims.
As 17.5 here in Neds is real hard to find... after a four weeks search I found some Used 4 Slot Factory Original 16x6.5 8 lug that probably came of a 3500 GMC Truck and picked them up in Belgium Yesterday. To bad... two of the four tires had some dry cracks in them and now I'm looking for a good replacent tire. Long story here but the only thing I would like to say that, something easy as changing wheels could take you about 1.5 months here to get it sorted well and that it's a shame that some guys ( buyers ) don't have any clue about the time and dedication that's spend to get a car or truck rebuilt and make it 100%. If they did... the probably didn't nag about every penny they want off the eventual selling price ;-(
Common Dudes... Lets start to appreciate the effort
some folks put in their projects / cars and Pay some respect!

Have a good weekend!

How to tell a Briggs from a Murray - Ford

Early Ford... How can you tell a Briggs body from a Murray body?

The best way to tell is to look at the door windows. Ford and Briggs bodies windows are straight across at the top. Murray doors have a slight arch at the top of the window. There are some exceptions though. The Slant Windshield Four Doors made in 1931 had bodies made by Ford, Briggs, and Murray but the bodies were identical and had the arched windows typical of the earlier Murray Four doors. Most Briggs and Murray bodies had a body tag on the firewall. Through the years, many of these are lost, and a replacement body tag could have been (re)placed by the owner.