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Good By Americana!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM
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a small town out of touch old school salvage yard sold out with a local out of touch basic lets get it over with auction company! which is OK for…

Cover of Super Chevy!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 27, 2014 at 01:45 PM
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tags: 2 dr wagon 65 chevelle, rollerhoop, autokraft body paint nebraska
back a few years ago one of our long time customers brought us this 2dr 65 Chevelle wagon to straighten out and paint, It was a bag of walnuts! the…

61 Comet makes the Cover!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 PM
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tags: 61 comet, restoration, roller hoop, 4dr, 6 cyl
Couple years ago this lady came into our shop asking if we can fix some rust in her car. Sure lets take a look I said thinking maybe a Toyota,…

New look for an old Binder

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM
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tags: chop top, ih truck, custom, metal, work, 1947, 38 dodge,
This old 47 I-H was headed for the scrap iron pile when I saved it, it was just a standard Cab & chassis and pretty ugly, the stock cab was…

Roller Hoop makes it in Street Rodder Mag!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 19, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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tags: rotisserie, restoration,
Ron Covell was impressed with the Roller Hoop enough to paste up a quick story of it in the current Feb 2014 issue of SR pg 128 be sure to…

worth a 2 nd look "REVERSION Mustang"

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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tags: new mustang, redesigned, reversion, johnny sparks, auto kraft,
If you haven’t seen this concept car yet be sure to take a look at the build pictures in my vehicles, pretty much built by a 22 yr old farm…

custom I-H truck

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on November 19, 2013 at 01:22 PM
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tags: chop, stretch, cut, pancake, international kb truck
I’ve had this old 47 I-H truck lying around the shop for a few years and always thought it could look a little more stylish, so we did some chopping,…

classic car/truck (Junkyard tours)

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on November 02, 2013 at 11:07 PM
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tags: classic car tour, salvage yard, ford, chevy, dodge, studebaker, truck, oldsmobile, cadillac, hudson, packard, desoto, kaiser, nash, buick, dimiond t
I have just posted about 36 pictures from a recent (Junk yard tour) I was the guide for, for a groupe of 11 hard core gear head guys from Sweden…

Lambrecht Chevrolet auction

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 05, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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tags: classic chevy, auction, lambrecht chevrolet, pierce, nebraska
Hidden treasures, abound for the GM crowd! and many other misc makes, Ford, Studebaker, Chrysler’s. It is now history one of the most highly publicized, attended and well sold auctions…

Slant Chopped Bug how to video

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 10, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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tags: chop top, vvw bug, custom, metalwork
back in December of 09 I tried to sell a 72 VW Bug good solid California Bug that ran but was ugly in primer and needed lots of TLC. Well…

searching for talent ! Restoration & custom work

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 30, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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tags: custom fabrication, restoration, position available
We have an opening for a young aggressive hardworking, willing to learn, craftsmen at our restoration, custom shop, in Lincoln, Nebraska. We are not fancy nor high tech, more like…

REVERSION Mustang gets Air Time!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on May 30, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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tags: custom, one off, mustang, reversion, sema mustangs,
It is always satisfying to see your work and efforts pay off especially in the classic and custom car building world, helps keep you motivated to keep at it! Here…

Mustang SALE Cars and parts

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM
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tags: mustangs, a code, gt, fastback, convertible, project, mustang parts, nos quarter panels, hoods, fenders
I’m selling off about 14 classic Mustangs from 65 A-code GT Fastbacks to 69 fully loaded convertible, 4 other fastbacks, all pretty rusty basket cases! and a half dozen rust…

Mustangs parts sale off 1979 to 2003

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 22, 2013 at 09:48 PM
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tags: 50 mustang, parts, sale,
Next weekend we will be having a warehouse sale Friday the 29th thru Sunday the 31st, at Auto Kraft body and paint 712 west Cornhusker Hwy Lincoln, Nebraska, from 9am…

Reversion Mustang to Hit the Auction Block!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 09, 2013 at 11:37 PM
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tags: mustang custom build, reversion, barrett jackson, vintage look, sparks
well after two years of intense, cutting reworking, shaping, redesigning, welding, grinding, body-working, prepping and painting, showing, cross country tripping and being a 2 time SEMA feature car 2011 &…

Weekend WorkShop Cut, Slant, Redesign a 47 I-H

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 22, 2012 at 07:51 PM
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tags: custom body modification, top chop, pancaked, welding, workshop
A 1947 I-H truck cab was on the chopping block this December, If you have ever look at a 40’s I-H truck they are cool but the cab stands very…

seeking young craftsmen

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 03, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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tags: restoration, custom work, classic muscle cars training,
We do a lot of restoration of classic cars from basic Falcons, Mustangs to Shelbys, Ferraris, Alfas, Chevys, Mopars and a lot of custom metal work and every day repairs…

REVERSION Mustang returns to SEMA

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on November 11, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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tags: mustang reversion, custom,
John revised his REVERSION Mustang a little and shot it with shinny Blue and added satin gray accents, a great new look for the one of a kind custom, that…

Road Racing Champion Paul Brown looses battle with Cancer

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 18, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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tags: road racing, legend, paul brown, boss 302 mustang
Paul grew up in the racing world and as a young kid would race every thing he could, in the late 80’s he was working behind the scenes preparing and…

Paul Brown racer, car builder, great guy

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 09, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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Reversion Mustang gets 6 pages in 5.0 Mustang mag

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 07, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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tags: 2011 mustang, reversion, retro, design,
The Reversion Mustang seen here at the Ford proving grounds got a lot of curious looks from the engineers at the X car building and design center! see more pictures…

A legand is Gone !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 06, 2012 at 02:33 PM
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tags: automotive legend, shelby, racing, mechanist, craftsmen
The success of Shelby American Racing would not have been as great as it was without the efforts and dedicated work of the extremely talented Steele Thurkleson! In brief he…

1953 F-600 up for sale

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 24, 2012 at 09:37 PM
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tags: ford truck, 1953, flathead, flatbed, hauler,
i have it listed with a very low reserve and it hasn’t moved past 2500 not sure if people are just waiting for the last minute or if the right…

F-600 gets a make over

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 14, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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tags: 1953 ford, truck, hauler, classic farm truck
Well this was a pretty good old farm truck that was fairly well cared for with 68 k miles on it, i bought from a local farmer and drove it…

Reversion Mustang makes it into Hot Rod Magazine

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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tags: reversion mustang, custom, retro
Well it’s a small picture, but I think there might be more to come in next months issue, so keep an eye out for it, and hopefully it will get…

Big Fins for sale

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 08, 2012 at 09:28 AM
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tags: chrysler, fins, restored, classic,
1958 Chrysler Windsor 4dr post, only 36,000 miles on it, but it went a full body off rotisserie restoration to make it top notch! runs and drives great down the…

Rat Rod Catch of the day!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 04, 2012 at 02:03 AM
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tags: 63 galaxie, convertible, rat rod, rare options, patina, lead sled,
Yes this 63 Galaxie is for sale and worth the $ it has 49 years of wonderful uses & neglect going for it! not to mention that it has some…

could use a little snow today !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 28, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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Always a thrill to find some forgotten old photos of family from back in the day! I wounder how long it took them to dig that far?

Old Vs New "Mustang"

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 21, 2012 at 01:25 PM
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tags: custom, mustang, reversion, handcrafted, prototype
This is a recent shot of our Reversion Mustang Project based on a 2011 Mustang GT, It is the handy work of a young 22 year old craftsmen that trained…

HoT Rod Power Tour 2012

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 05, 2012 at 09:23 PM
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tags: hot rod power tour, mustang reversion, speedway motors
we had a little time to attend the 2012 Hot Hod magazine 2012 Power Tour with the Reversion Mustang, A lot of cars appx 6,000 and a lot of fun…

Desperate for Talented help !!!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on May 25, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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tags: help wanted, skilled craftsmen, opportunity
We have plenty of work in the shop, lined up and more coming in every week. So if you are a skilled talented craftsmen looking to locate in the midwest…

Great project truck for sale !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on May 09, 2012 at 09:53 AM
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tags: 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54 chevy truck, rat rod, custom, flatbed
49 Chevy 3800 with Load King flat bed, good title, and does run and drive but will need a weekends worth of work to get road ready, the wood in…

Reversion Mustang GT headed to California

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 21, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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tags: mustang gt 2011, 1968, reversion
Johnny Sparks will be at the 50 th Shelby shin dig at Pomona Sat. and at the Big Ford show at Knottsberry Farm, the Mustang is a blend of both…

Restoration work, Craftsmen needed !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 03, 2012 at 11:47 PM
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tags: custom body work, restoration, young techs
We still have a couple lifetimes worth of work lined up at our shop and need other young talent to step up and make themselves known, proving to us they…

68 Shelby nearing completion

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 24, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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tags: shelby, 68 mustang, fastback, 428,
We have been performing a driver + quality restoration on this 68 GT 500 it is a real Shelby with build sheet, highland green 4 speed no AC, non numbers…

Reversion Mustang GT headed to print

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 24, 2012 at 06:00 PM
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tags: custom mustang, reversion, retro, concept,
This Wild Custom, yet conservative reto-look classic is likely to appear in 5.0 Mag or other Mustang publications in the near future. We had Tom Wilson a long time, well…

ID this car ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
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It is not a commonly restored car but when an elderly woman music teacher for grade-schoolers comes into your shop and ask if you can fix some rust on her…

different view with a better clue!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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ID this classic car?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 14, 2012 at 01:12 AM
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tags: classic, vintage, burnt,
Unfortunately some classic cars are in the wrong place at the wrong time! Most cars like this end up getting crushed and recycled into cheap toasters. But I save them…

Old Timer out for a drive

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 11, 2011 at 01:07 PM
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I took this picture about five years back while driving through a small town in western Kansas. I spotted the car driving and followed it around the block as it…

rear view of new Mustang

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 08, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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A lot of folks really liked the new look of the rear, what do do you think !

New Mustangs?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 08, 2011 at 12:27 PM
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tags: mustang, concept car, reversion, 68 fastback, coyote
Which one would you buy if the red one was a production Mustang just the same as the blk one ? The red one is of course a completely custom…

Looking for young talent

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 05, 2011 at 09:41 AM
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We are still actively looking for young talent at our busy shop here in Lincoln, Nebraska. We do a lot of serious metal repair, fabrication on classic cars, Muscle cars,…

concept Mustang hits SEMA

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on November 09, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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tags: concept mustang johnny sparks, prototype
Johnny Sparks work his ass off to get his Mustang concept car done in time for SEMA. I put in a few long hours as well as a few others…

"STANGFUSION"

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 24, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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tags: custom mustang, prototype
A lot of time & work has gone into this Mustang project to make it happen in time for SEMA and we still have a lot of things yet to…

We still need a Name, or a Headline ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 24, 2011 at 12:32 AM
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tags: custom mustang, prototype, concept,
Thanks for all those of you that helped out on my first request, some good stuff but nothing has stuck yet, I know someone has the perfect name for this.…

We have color on the Prototype

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 11, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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tags: custom mustang, prototype, concept, red car
We it’s just in red spectro sealer a Spies Hecker product, with some low gloss blk accents so we get an idea of the final look I’m liking it anyone…

We need a Name, or a Headline ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 09, 2011 at 04:58 PM
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tags: horse with no name, mustang concept, mustang prototype, custom build
Well this has been an exhausting build but it is coming along and we only have a few weeks left before it has to hit the road to SEMA. We…

Rendering needed !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 07, 2011 at 01:00 AM
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tags: artist rendering, concept car, mustang
The chances of this type and quality of prototype being built today is unheard of by a small local fab resto shop in the midwest, especially when you recognize the…

Mustang Prototype headed to SEMA

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 07, 2011 at 12:28 AM
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tags: mustang, prototype, sema, fastback, 2011, 2012
We have been building a prototype Mustang since Jan 11 blending the high tech world of the modern Mustang with the classic style of yester-year! Featuring 1968 Mustang fastback sheet-metal…

Concept Mustang taking shape

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 06, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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This is a unique project, or maybe a challenge to make a new 2011 Mustang look a bit more like an old classic. It started out as a Idea then…

Rat Bomb Galaxie out for a cruise

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 20, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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tags: rat rod, 63 galaxie, leadslead, cozy inn, hambuger
We had a great time at the Lead Sled Spectacular in Salina, Kansas a few weeks back. We cruised around in our Rat Bomb 63 Galaxie convertible and found the…

searching for young talent !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 07, 2011 at 05:42 PM
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tags: training, young talent, skilled craftsmanship, classic cars, hot rods, custom
The two young guys we now have came about through connections here on the Hub, and they are working out great! It’s satisfying to know there are still some young…

Bumpers anyone !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 01, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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tags: old bumpers, dodge, chrysler, kaiser, rat rod, custom
saved these Bumpers from the iron pile, mostly 50’s Chrysler, Dodge, Kaiser, maybe even an Eldorado? or cut and trim to fit your custom or rat rod? most all have…

Sent to the crusher!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 31, 2011 at 05:45 PM
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tags: old classic cars, crusher, rambler, buick, ford, dodge, iron,
Some of you seen and heard of the large classic car auction out in western Nebraska this past July. Over two hundred some classic cars were sold to the highest…

Kosmic Krome (House of Kolor)

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 25, 2011 at 06:48 PM
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I need to find someone who has had good luck with spraying House of Kolors, Kosmic krome I have try a few sample pieces and different results, any help is…

Roller Hoop makes TV debut !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 04, 2011 at 03:56 PM
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tags: rotisserie, rollerhoop, dennis cage, 63 galaxie, restoration, car show nebraska
My new Roller Hoop body rotisserie made a very short debut on Speed Chanel last night on My Classic Car with Dennis Gage, any body catch it? was at the…

57 Olds 4 dr Hardtop headed for the crusher !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on May 01, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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tags: 57 olds 4 dr, hardtop, parts car, furniture
Well here is another one of my weak moments, I should have keep my hands in my pockets at the auction,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but if I didn’t buy this it would already…

Roller Hoop hits Charlotte Auto Fair

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 12, 2011 at 09:34 PM
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tags: rotisserie, charlotte, auto fair, 69 mustang
The Roller Hoop body rotisserie system was up and spinning inside the track at the huge Auto Fair this past weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. We found a guy out…

Project car needed east coast

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 28, 2011 at 09:01 PM
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tags: swap meet, charlotte auto fair, rotisserie
I have an Idea that I need your help with, I’m planning on attending the huge Auto Fair at the Charlotte North Carolina race track, April 7 -10. I have…

James Dean Triva

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 26, 2011 at 09:26 PM
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tags: james dean, porsche
Ok this is actually a 1960 Porsche RS-60 that we also reconditioned the body and paint on. (We also did a 550 a few months after this RS 60). But…

Advancing Craftsmen

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 25, 2011 at 01:11 AM
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For over twenty years we have been working with young guys at our shop to become skilled craftsmen, by working their way into a position as a entry level worker.…

Desperate for Good Talent!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 23, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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tags: young talent, training, craftsmen, classic car restoration, hot rods
The past thirty-some years I have been restoring classic cars, vintage race cars, customizing late models, performing minor body repairs to major heavy collision damage repairs, other shops won’t touch.…

2012 Mustang GT prototype ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 06, 2011 at 04:52 PM
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tags: custom body work, 2011 mustang, dynacorn sheetmetal
Sometimes you get it all mixed UP! Being a custom car builder, classic restoration, heavy collision repair shop and mentor for training young hoodlums all rolled into one. In this…

Roller Hoop makes it in Auto Trader

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 09, 2011 at 04:50 PM
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tags: body restoration work, rotisserie, roller hoop
Any proper restoration of a classic car is a major undertaking that should be taken seriously, and mounting a body shell up in a rotisserie is a great way to…

Dodge Lancer redesign workshop part 2

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 28, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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A few years ago I saved this 61 Dodge Lancer from the crusher, then it sat in my warehouse unloved, I tried to sell it, no takers! There just doesn’t…

61 Dodge Lancer Hot Rod !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 13, 2010 at 09:28 PM
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tags: chopped roof, custom body work, dodge lancer
This car was headed to the crusher I spotted it in a back ally under a tree with the eng hanging from a branch, I bought it right then because…

learn to Chop a Top

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on November 24, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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tags: dodge lancer, custom, chop top, 1961
Last year I hosted a weekend class on chopping the top on a VW bug it went very well we all had a great time the attendees came away with…

Finaly finshed!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 21, 2010 at 12:58 AM
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Now for the owner to detail and reassemble this rare 65 Chevelle 2 dr wagon, it was a pretty big project ! basically a bag of walnuts and rusty spots…

for Sale,--- but what's it worth ???

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 10, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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tags: galaxie, for sale, convertible, swingaway steering, power windows, remote mirror,
Feel free to check it out and let me know what a reasonable reserve should be ? Some time when it is your car you think it’s worth more than…

Roller Hoop makes a BIG appearance !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 26, 2010 at 09:55 PM
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tags: 63 galaxie, rotisserie, rollerhoop, dennis gage, west point show
The West Point car show in Nebraska has been a stand out show for years in the midwest. We had an opportunity to set up our Roller Hoop body rotisserie…

One COOL Cat !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 16, 2010 at 01:54 AM
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OK I’m bored waiting for paint to dry !!! so I’m diging around the picture file ! I was driving one of my custom built cars back in 03 when…

Here is the burnt car / prior

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 05, 2010 at 01:17 PM
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If your into classic cars in movies try to find the Movie The Indian runner by Sean Penn, staring vigo Mortenson an interesting movie for sure, but some good shots…

ID this car just for fun

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on September 05, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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Clue: The Indian Runner, Vigo Mortenson ??

They did IT!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 22, 2010 at 04:22 PM
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After spending a week or so of after hours work in my warehouse swaping in a drive line rebuilding the brakes etc. We all laughed and giggled as we pulled…

Friday Night Losers club !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 07, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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tags: 63 galaxie convertible, rat rod, young hoodlums, wrenching
Yes it’s just a gimmick ! But I might start up just a thing! For the last several Friday evenings these two young Hoodlums from my shop have been putting…

teaching the younguns to be gear heads !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 05, 2010 at 12:48 AM
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tags: young craftsmen, training, restoration school
Here are two young gear heads that I’m working with right now, they both are enjoying the day to day grind of tearing into an old cars and make something…

sorry wrong picture! here's the right one

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 04, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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now this has been a side line project at my shop for teaching guys who wanted to learn how to chop a top on a classic car. It went well…

What's it worth ??

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on August 04, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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tags: chop top, vw bug, custom
Ok I have been trying to pawn this Chopped VW Bug project for a few months now in primer. Now we decided to hold a in house class on prepping…

The End is near !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 13, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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Well this is the last picture of this Great American hero as it stood proudly in line and awaited the Jaws of death, I was in no position to do…

A sad sight for classic truck lovers

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 12, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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tags: crusher classic chevy truck
I realize this is a sight of progress to some, scrapping all these old worn out has been trucks! But it still just tears me up when I have to…

Just in case it was Hot for you Today!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 05, 2010 at 08:33 PM
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Won’t be long before this is the out side scenery again, Enjoy your summer !! and line up a winter project helps make time go faster. Oh and ID this…

Rolling a 65 Corvette !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 17, 2010 at 12:34 AM
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tags: corvette restoration, roller hoop, fiberglass repair, rotisserie
We spent the day up in Omaha at Andy’s Park Drive Garage setting a 65 Corvette up in the Roller hoop for them so they can get started on doing…

"Best Speed Shop on the planet"

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 15, 2010 at 12:53 AM
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tags: speedway motors, speed shop, hot rod, race, museum
I’m just a local body shop business down the Street from Speedway Motors and over the years I have been involved with a few fun projects Speedy Bill had cooking.…

Field of dreams ! (well forgotten ones anyway)

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Look test part two (rear view)

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Does it pass the look test !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 04, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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We just finished a cosmetic clean up resto on this 69 GTO. It was a typical beat up bondo-ed up rusty eyesore! We are resto shop and a Dynacorn dealer…

Name this sports car !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 04, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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While I’m spending time goofing around here on the Hub I thought I’d see if I could stump a few of you gear heads with this under shot of a…

name this vintage part and application

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on June 04, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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Just to prove I’m still alive I though I’d post a quick picture part trivia .

Proud moment!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on May 08, 2010 at 12:42 AM
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tags: ferrari, body and paint work, vintage race car
My good friend is a Race car builder and driver (Paul Brown) in L.A. former Nebraska kid. I have been doing the body and paint work for him on his…

The Chopped Bug with back up plan

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 24, 2010 at 08:48 PM
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tags: slant chop top, custom vw bug, pancaked hood, raised fender arches
Well this little VW bug has been more fun then a barrel of monkeys on awell ok not that fun! A few people checked it out and thought it…

painted the Chopped Bug

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 15, 2010 at 08:59 PM
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Here is the final look for the Chopped VW bug, well from me anyway, it is now up to a new owner to finish it off to their liking. It…

can you see a difference ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 06, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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Our little Chop Top VW Bug project has gone further than our I wanted, But it has been fun! We hosted a couple classes on how to chop a top,…

SWB (short wheel-base) Lincoln MarkVIII

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on April 01, 2010 at 03:33 PM
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tags: short wheel base, swb, lincoln, mark viii, custom body work, shortened mn12,
This is the sixth of (six short wheel-base (MN-12 units) I built the other five were Thunderbirds & SCs. Now it is time to let it go! We just don’t…

Chopped Bug class continues

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 22, 2010 at 01:49 PM
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tags: chopped vw bug, custom body work
The guys all had a fun time, learned a lot, made some mistakes, corrected them, practiced their welding and grinding skills, wore out a few air tools, and myself, worked…

Great Rat Rod !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 17, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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tags: 38 chevy, rat rod, patina, vintage truck, project
If anyone has interest in this great (kinda) survivor, it appears to all be there eng. carb, oil bath, plug wires, rad. etc. except tail gate & wood floor is…

ID this one

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 15, 2010 at 12:04 AM
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It is far down in a ravine lots of trees etc been there a long time this picture is from the road side with the zoom max out.

Chopped Bug need a paint scheme?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 12, 2010 at 12:41 AM
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tags: chopped vw bug, seminar
We will learn how to widen the fenders, raise the wheel arches, pancake the hood, and other body work issues, proper priming and block sanding etc. and glass fittment. We…

Need a Sign !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 11, 2010 at 01:20 AM
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For the past twenty years I have been at my current location we have done restorations, specials interest autos, vintage race cars, collision repair and auto sales. The sign on…

Here's NEMO ! Alfa Romeo TZ 1

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 09, 2010 at 05:32 PM
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tags: alfa tz 1, vintage race car,
We nick named the Alfa TZ1 Nemo because of the the shape of the car and paint colors, very cute little racer but glad it’s gone

ID this car? year, make, model just for fun

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 09, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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tags: vintage race car
good luck! and think Italian!

Roller Hoop rotisserie ready for you

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 09, 2010 at 12:06 AM
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tags: rotisserie, roller hoop, restoration,
Roller Hoop is a new spin on a body rotisserie, unquie in many ways and great for restoration work or even building race cars etc. We have two DEMO units…

OK a nother view

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 08, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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Who DAT? name this car guy? and ID these frt clips

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 07, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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ID this automobile!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 07, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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Falcon is painted

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 03, 2010 at 12:29 AM
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tags: rotisserie, falcon restoration, roller hoop
Restoration expert Danny Kendal from Colorado, very well known for his great classic GM restorations went out on a limb and did a Ford Falcon and use our new rotisserie…

Race Car reconditioning

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on March 01, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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tags: race car repairs asedan scca
This A sedan Mustang had an off track encounter with the wall, frame was damaged and right side, see photos in my garllery for the repairs and complete repaint to…

New project

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 28, 2010 at 01:40 PM
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30 Day Taxi ride

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 27, 2010 at 05:10 PM
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tags: speedway motors museum of american speed, taxi metropolitian
Well in the world of classic car restoration sometimes you live with the projects for years! Find the right parts, make them if nessarry, tear completely down, re work all…

early Thunderbirds

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 23, 2010 at 11:20 PM
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tags: 55, 56, 57, 63 thunderbird, sports roadster, metal work
I had a little down time in the shop tonight so I worked on posting some pictures of some early T-birds that we have restored, so if your a T-bird…

Mystery mobiles

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 22, 2010 at 07:31 PM
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It is in a friend of mines salvage/ scarp yard along with some other remains, and I do not have any Idea year or make so please help if you…

tried of the snow !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 16, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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No special post here just thought some would get a kick out of seeing Moon eyes with a snow hat!

80 years old and still playing with Toys

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 13, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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tags: vintage toys, pinball, speedway motors, museum
My friend and friend of all hot Rodders and racers ’ Speedy Bill” founder of Speedway Motors Americas Oldest hot Rod shop and store here in the middle of the…

American Motors vintage pictures

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on February 12, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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tags: classic amc, dealership pictures
Some of you love AMC stuff, so I posted a few pictures of my great Aunt & Uncle’s AMC Dealership from back in the 50’s & 60’s take a look…

and a second Look!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 31, 2010 at 06:07 PM
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I could have at least made some rough couches and desks from the rear and frt clips, some thing that would make a statement into the future! just thought you…

Behind the pile !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 31, 2010 at 06:02 PM
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No comment necessary, just pass on the the love of the old car hobby to the young and hope they take some interest.

ID all these!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 31, 2010 at 01:03 AM
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sad sight in Holdridge, Neb. a few years back I was driving through, and saw this sight, I guess been like this for many years and the owner of the…

Searching for young talent!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 25, 2010 at 02:30 AM
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This young guy stopped in my body restoration shop two years ago and asked about an interenship as he is atending the University here in Lincoln, Ne. I informed him…

New set of Wheels for Me

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 20, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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Well maybe now I’ll work on an exercise program, like riding down to the corner store to get my donuts, Dam I look chunky on that thing! Found it laying…

Falcon takes flight

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 17, 2010 at 07:37 PM
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tags: falcon, sprint, convertible, restoration, rotisserie
Well ok a bit corney but hey when you put this much time, work, and determination into a project, you get that way! I just posted in my garage, (vehicles)…

Classic Couch

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 17, 2010 at 02:14 PM
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Here is our classic car Couch up frt in our lobby it is used every day by our customers, they love it! Seated is our friends “Speedy Bill” and his…

Remember the SWB Birds

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 10, 2010 at 05:19 PM
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I still get some calls and emails from time to time about the short wheelbase Thunderbirds I did back in the 90’s. So I posted a few pictures from my…

Gearhead nightmare!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 09, 2010 at 09:15 PM
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A few years back I took this picture at our local scrap yard I had a tear in my eye! These trucks, once proud American work horses that built America!…

Pass the Chop!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 08, 2010 at 12:54 AM
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Last month I hosted my first seminar on how to chop the top on a car featuring a VW bug, at my shop, all went well and seven guys had…

Name this car ?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on January 03, 2010 at 06:57 PM
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tags: chopped top, mustang gt, custom body work
Hay gang, Twenty years ago this spring I custom built my 89 Mustang GT, I chopped the top 3 inches, widened the Qrts, & fenders (hand formed from sheetmetal),(not glass…

Making Buckets!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 27, 2009 at 11:13 PM
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Pushing snow is fun! for about 20 minutes but after 3 hours I was ready for a break a quick nap on my 61 Caddy couch with the cat. Then…

Fast Company

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 25, 2009 at 08:49 PM
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Speedy Bill Smith owner and founder of America’s Oldest Speed-shop, Speedway Motors in Lincoln, Nebraska has just realesed his Tell all Book “Fast Company”. (you know the man in the…

Merry "Snowy" Christmas!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 25, 2009 at 04:23 PM
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Merry Snowy Christmas to all you Gear Heads! Shot from behind my shop in Lincoln, Neb. can anyone ID all these front clips!

"How To Chop a Top"

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 24, 2009 at 12:53 AM
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I just posted some pictures of the seminar I hosted at my shop on chopping the Top on a VW bug. It went well and everyone learned what is all…

Chop Top

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 17, 2009 at 12:13 AM
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tags: chop top, custom body, training, class
I had an extra VW Bug in my storage I tryed to sell it but no one wanted it? So I set up a seminar on how to chop the…

Rolling the Galaxie

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 07, 2009 at 10:18 PM
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tags: rotisserie, restoration
Thought I should show a different perspective of this Roller Hoop with the Galaxie you can see how rusty it is on the bottom side, using a rotisserie is the…

Roller Hoop takes on the Galaxie !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on December 07, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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tags: rotisserie, restoration, body work
My new Roller Hoop makes an aperance in Hemmings Muscle Car magazine Jan 10 issue, in the new product section, it is with this 63 Galaxie up in the Hoops,…

rare find!!!!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 15, 2009 at 12:56 AM
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Digging around in the Tamale Van all kinds of junk! I pulled back some panels and found this sign “Ollie’s Tamales” it matches the painting on the out side. Great…

Tamale Wagon rides agian !

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 14, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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Hey gang check out my new Tamale Wagon ! I just had to have it ! I’ll build it into my swapmeet going rig, maybe selling Tamales rather than drity…

CHUSHED !!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 05, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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Ok thought I post the final results, here you go ready to to feed into the sredder and make cheap toasters ect.

Savable wagon?

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 05, 2009 at 09:49 PM
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Here is a picture of that 56 Wagon the night before it got crushed, kinda sad to know this wagon was once someones pride and joy the day they brought…

Sad sight for classic wagons lovers!

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 05, 2009 at 09:24 PM
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tags: junked, chrushed, old classics, wagon
would Any body here give 500 bucks to save this wagon ?Thats what the Iron collector was getting per car, rather than crushing, I saved 5 of them and ran…

Speedway Motors using a Roller Hoop

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on October 05, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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tags: autobody rotisserie, speedway motors
My good friend Speedy Bill called and sugested that a Roller Hoop rotisserie would sure look good, and help draw attention to the Speedway Motors display at several recent IMCA…

Ok what is different about these cars

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 04, 2009 at 12:19 AM
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Roller Hoop set up in Colorado

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posted in: autokraft nebraska garage, news on July 03, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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Some of you are aware of my new rotisserie I developed a few years back The Roller Hoop. Well it has been a great addition to our shop in Nebraska…