Sunday, October 6, 2013

Busy Busy Busy!

As usual my time is absorbed by things I probably shouldn't be involved in so it's slowed down the production of issue 7. Issue 7 will be out by the end of November and I will have it in person at Mooneyes Xmas Party in December at the Irwindale Speedway. Speaking of which if you plan to bring your van please pre register. They need to know how many vans will be there to make an appropriately sized van section this year. Support Moon!

So what's been taking up my time? Well great things like my full time job at Allison's Rod and Custom as a fabricator, printing all of my own t-shirts for the web store, a few fiberglass projects for my room mate, turned an old engine in to my coffee table, helped coop spray his shortened van, built a gullwing door for an A100, helping friends figure out sheet metal patch panels, updating the website, and instagram, swapping a 4 core radiator in to my room mates van, playing with slot vans, helping out with an intake swap for a member of our van club which turned in to a motor swap, paying my bills, helping people gullwing their doors over the phone, going to truck-ins. Lots of stuff like that. All fun stuff for real.

Speaking of fun stuff and truck-ins we went to Next Gen vanner's (of Cleveland, OH) 3rd annual truck-in and it was a blast. Lots of great vanners up that way new and old, lots of great vans, and plenty of party.
early econo patch panel

3rd gen chevy hood scoop mold

gnarly mustang at work. making room for 14" meats.

great home made sticker of an old chevy truck

one of my new slot vans.

the four core going in to alexs van

how my mornings go.

helped coop spray his short a100

built a fiberglass A100 gullwing with a steel inner structure for billy from next gen.

show n shine at next gen

sweet airbrushed wood dash in hot box

burts space cruiser

full custom hot box

how every issue starts

super bummed that my 36th nats frisbee broke in half. fuck.

my LT1 coffee table.
when bolts get in engines. if your friends come over to help you work on your rig make sure they understand that it's a serious deal not playtime. beers come after the work is done.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Issue 7, van nationals

Well the 41st van nationals was awesome. 660 vans there from Wednesday through Sunday. A lil rain never hurt anyone. I saw a couple of canadians sliding down a hill in ponchos. it was like cool runnings. I saw some great vans, great vanners, partied my ass off, sold some mags, made new friends. what more can you ask for? We picked up Matt from Rolling Heavy wednesday during a gnarly storm. It was great to have his company. I hadn't seen him since mooneyes in december. Much too long. So we jammed down some steak n shake while the locals gave us the easy rider look. then we hauled ass over to old washington in my 67 econo and set up camp. We wanted it to be comfy so we brought a stereo and a leather couch. Guzzle puzzle was a big hit. If you didn't catch the rules you had to chug a beer to win a limited edition puzzle. only thing about it, it wasn't the beer of your choice. We set out 6 numbered beers which ranged from pbr, High life tall boys, to Foster's big cans and so on. You rolled a die. whatever number you rolled, you chugged that beer. Good times and free beer were had by all except for one guy that said " i've got a puzzle for you: why the fuck would we do this?" for fun ya dumbass. So anyway the Vannin Documentary folks showed a cut of their movie and it was superb. Can't wait for the full length. Everything else was a blur. pictures will complete that story. I'm starting on issue 7. Hoping for late september early november release. who knows. This one is gonna be jam packed. I'm trying to do more single page articles to fill the mag up as much as possible while staying with the 28 page format. Theres gonna be some great how tos like disc brakes for your early, custom floor pans, pre trip maintenance, sun roof installs and probably a few more as well as some sick feature vans.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Issue 6 is out!

Man things have been crazy since my last post! I've been unbelievably busy. I layed out issue 6, I gullwinged an express van, and I've been working hard on Bj's 62 econoline project. It's got all kinds of new sheet metal on it. A disc brake kit from D&D disc brakes (, and their dual reservoir master cylinder kit, and a rear roll pan with license plate mount frenched in to it. All very nice stuff. Issue 6 is now out! I changed things up though. I really don't have time to ship all of the orders and I don't really have the money to keep up with the demand so the mag is now purchased through Magcloud prints and ships to order. So that means you get your order within 10 days, and you don't have to worry about whether I have it in stock or not. You can also order issues 4-6 all at once. I'm working on getting issues 2-3 up there as well but that could take some time because I will have to pull out my old laptop to recover some of the photos. We still have the web store for T shirts, coozies, and fiberglass parts. Go to for all of that merchandise.
Custom Vanner Issue 6

Custom Vanner Issue 6

Some great DIY builds featured in this issue. 2 in depth how to articles on fiberglass, and collision repair. An article on Deez crew van shop in Japan and more. Definitely an issue for fans of early vans (flat fronts). Disclaimer : there are no VW vans in this magazine.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Well been a busy couple of weeks. Been makin sun visors and doing the in door show Circuit. Helped gene Winfield chop a 50 Chevy in Chicago, then did the stripers jam with Coop in Detroit and helped gene a little bit again on a 39 Chevy. Saw the Moore family's Hudson that we chopped on search and restore as we'll. I've also been working on the floors for Bjs 62 econo.

Truck on Keepin - matchstick