One of the koolest things about heading down this hot rod/kustom kar photography road has been the people that I've met and become friends with. Saturday I got to hang with 3 of these great guys AND I got to drive my 63 Galaxie a couple hundred miles, it was a truly great day!
I headed out late morning for Arkansas City, KS to visit Jeff Myers at Premier Body & Paint, one of the 3 and one of the best kustomizers around. I've stopped by Jeff's before, the first time on the way to Dewey, OK for the annual Stray Kat Kookout when I got to see a wonderful Shoebox chop that Jeff and Ian Berky had been working on. Here's a link to the photos from that trip. And here is a link to the thread on the H.A.M.B. detailing the chop and work on the car. Then in February of this year Jeff was gracious enough to let me stop by again and check out the progress on McPhail's killer Chevy Apache. Here's the link to what I took that day and here is a thread on the H.A.M.B. about the truck build.
A slight detour takes me over to McPherson to pick up some parts for a Stray Kat parts relay. Parts in hand I point the ol Galaxie south on the interstate to test out her new mpg with the AOD at highway speed. The next 2 hours were nice and almost smooth (still fighting a vibration issue in the car).
Upon arriving at Jeff's Premier Body & Paint (620-441-0820) I see Jeff's killer Stude Truck and Hot Rod sitting out front, here's a shot of them with my Galaxie in front. I completely spaced off taking pics of Mick's Merc that he and Krobe rolled up from Dewey in. Sorry Mick!
Here's the Galaxie looking kinda homely around all of the kool kustom that happens at Premier.
Here's a shot of Mick's new tunes in his Merc.
Inside Jeff's working on a few projects (always seems to be the case) including Roy's 41 Ford
The new frame is looking good, so we rolled it outside for some photos.
That's it for part 1, I'll post up part 2 soon though.
See ya at at a show.