Hotrods-fmb is our new hotrod shop. I have always loved old cars and the opportunity came along to do what I have wanted to do for years, work on and build hotrods.
Now hotrod to some is a fifties back car. To me it is american car that is not what it was as from the factory. Whether its a classic, a muscle car or a G-body we want to work on it all.
From suspension upgrades, disc brake conversions, fuel system updates or maybe a cool LS swap into your car or truck. We want to do it for you and we have some of the best shop rates around for mechanical work. Tell us about your project through the contact page or give us a call and lets get started on your Hotrod.
This cool 34 Ford is our first job in the Hotrod shop. It has been in storage for years because it was so undependable and the customer couldn't enjoy it. A car this cool shouldn't sit unloved. We are converting it to electronic ignition flushing the fuel system, building the carburetor and getting the brake system safe. Stay tuned for updates as we get this project going and safe again.
1934 Ford what we did
What a difference in the before and after of this beautiful car. I am very happy with the work Tony has done representing our shop on this awesome 34 Ford. We had to completely replace the whole brake system front to back due to leaking rear calipers and front calipers that would not release. The master cylinder was shot and had been leaking into the booster. We found that the master cylinder was an oddball unit that no one could identify or find. The brake petal had a very strange short throw of less than 2 inches. We worked with Wilwood to source a master cylinder that had a short stroke in order to work with the petal throw we had to deal with. We replaced all the flex lines and then found that the old stainless braided lines that were used had too much expansion and we could not get a proper petal feel. Tony replaced all the chassis lines with custom made nickel copper brake lines and they are functional and beautiful.
The carburator was rebuilt and an electric choke was added. The distributor was a small marine unit so we worked with Pertronix the get the right electronic ignition conversion, it took three different ones and the third was a charm.
The radiator leaked and Ringgold Radiator did a great job restoring it. All the belts were replaced as well as the leaking water pump and a non functioning fuel pump. Tony fixed electrical problems as well as lights that didn't work. King Mason's clean up shop cleaned it front to back and top to bottom Yes even the bottom while it was on the lift. His crew then polished and waxed the the near 40 year old lacquer paint to a wonderful shine.
There is only one first and we want to thank Mr. Bill McDonald for giving us our first car for HotRods- FMB. He is very happy to have his car back and were privileged to work on it.
1984 Chevrolet Shortbed 4X4
This is a project that someone lost interest in. We picked it up and are planning on finishing it. It has 8 inches of suspension lift and everything has been rebuilt, replaced or upgraded. It had a 427 big block Chevy but it was sold before we got it. We are planning an LS swap with a 4L60 automatic overdrive.This is a beautiful truck and will have a modern drivetrain so it will crank up with the dependability of computer controlled fuel injection. We have all new saddle LMC interior for it and it is an awesome truck.Come back for updates and keep track as we finish it up.