Skippic Saturday

Throwback... My 1936 Ford 5 Window Coupe & 1937 Ford Truck
at The Old RCG Location....


Sorry TGIF Lovers... Google has noted me not post too much exposure,

Midweek Mopar

1968 Plymouth Barracuda
360 V8 Engine (300HP) Edelbrock Intake, Edelbrock Carb

Truck Tuesday

1964 Ford F100 Pick Up Truck
460 CUI V8 Big Block, C6 Automatic Transmission

Rockin' Jalopy's Motorama 2016

Above 4 Photos By FotoWillem - Willem Vernooy, Had to post these as Willem Makes the Best Indoor Pictures ;-)

Below are mine..
Sorry for the Crappy Quality but wasn't there to make pics,  haha'

Again a great Succes, some great "new" creations were there!
Had a great time!
Thanks Every one for coming out, hope you all got home safe & Solid!

8th Edition of the Rockin'Jalopy's Motorama

Sorry Folks... No Posting for me this Weekend...
Will be Hanging with my Clubmates & Other Friends at the 8th Edition of the Rockin'Jalopy's Motorama Indoor Show.
Autotron,, Graafsebaan 133, 5248 NL, Rosmalen, Netherlands,
Get Back to you on Monday... See You There!?

Richard Zocchi R.I.P

Another Great Lost in Kustom Car World,
Too Many are Leaving This Year...
Richard Zocchi... R.I.P
Richard Zocchi with his first Kustom... 1962 Pontiac

 1939 Dodge by Richard Zocchi

Richard Began Kustomizing Cars at the Age of 16...
Read More about Him & See Some of His Awesome Creations at:

Cross Steering vs Traditional Steering...

Tech Specs...

Cross Steering vs Traditional Steering...
Who say's Cross Steering Isn't Traditional?
Well... Not Me, But for the Convenience Let's Call Them this Way.

Which Way To Go is the Best?
I Think Both Ways Just Work Fine... As Long as the Drag Link is the Same Length as the Hair-Pins / Radius Rods and the Longer the Better. I Believe It's up to the Builder and the Vehicle of Choice, Style, Looks, Flavor.... 

Cross Steering ( Vega Steering)...
The Preferred Method for Nearly All Cross Spring / Beam Axle Suspension Set Ups.
Used by Ford From 1935-On
The Vega Box is Probably the Smallest Reciprocating Ball Steering Box Around.
When You Suffer... Have Lack off Space Between the Frame Rails, Using the Vega Box Makes Sense.
Also...The System Suffers Far Less Bump Steer
Offers a More Comfortable Steering Column angle,
Frees Up the Much Needed Foot Pedal / Bellhousing Clearance
Cleans up the Appearance of the Chassis / Frame from a Side View (Some Say it Looks Better on a Open Wheel Car).

The Vega Steering Box is the Almost the Only thing to Consider on Model-T Through 1934 Fords. Also...  1935-1948 Cars Can Use a Vega or Saginaw Box which Gives the Option of Power Steering.
Btw... Vega Boxes can Be Made to Work as a Side Steer by Reversing the Box the Same Way As Done by The Corvair unit. Drill a Hole, Swap the Seal, and Drive a Freeze Plug in the Old Hole.

Traditional / Parallel Steering (No Vega Box)...
An Upper Steering Arm Allows the Attachment of a Drag Link to the Driver’s Side Spindle Which is Attached to the Spindle with Bolts Through the Upper two Backing-Plate Mounting Holes.

Traditional / Parallel Steering Will Work Best With The Following Combinations:
A 4 Bar Suspension Used With a 1968-73 Mustang Box.
A Hairpin Radius Rod / Split Wishbone Suspension... Used with a Reversed Corvair Steering Box.
A 1948-1956 Ford Pick Up Steering Box (with Traditional Steering).

Note: Of Course there are more Different Boxes to Use on Each Method. Keep this Article as Short as Possible, Ive Only Mentioned Above Options...

Feel Free to Share Your Experience or Ad More Idea's Below (at The Comment Section ) as That's Why I Wrote This Stuff Down...
Share, Help, Learn.

Cheers Skip'