Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Forging a new Frontier

Honestly, I don't know exactly what type of car/truck this is because of the obvious attempts to camouflage its true identity...i'm guessing a 2008 Nissan Frontier, but with a paint scheme all its own. I love it, but kind of in the way it made me smile when i saw a dude getting out of his Subaru Forester that had camouflage seat defies logic...but hey, this is Kodiak Safeway parking closed. My favorite part of this vehicle is that it also has a matching dog kennel in the back....this is the mark of somebody who, if they are gonna do it, they do it all way

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

8 Seconds

I suck, I haven't posted a hooptie in a long time...but I will take the bull by the horns with the hooptie namesake (coupe de) ...this 1969 Cadillac Coupe de Ville should be rolling the dirt roads of Abilene but instead, its long horns are well known in Fairbanks where this street submission  was spotted. Notice the Xterra offered this bull a wide berth. A good thing too, because they be handicapped. This is probably one of the few coupes in the world that would accommodate a full size wheel chair with no doctoring....  With the 472 stock, no doubt in Fairbanks it would only take this bodacious beast 8 seconds to get from one stop to the next. While the color is atrocious by the boring 2015 standards, "Chateau Mauve Firemist" was a stock color in 1969 for there.

 I would be remiss without mentioning the relation of the fine rig above to one of my favorite pimped rides (X to Z) of all time...The 74 Cadillac Snoop de Ville (owned by the now Snoop Lion of Doggy dog fame).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jeepers Creepers!

This 1944 Dodge WC54, a 3/4 ton military ambulance looks ready to receive the wounded in Skagway
Alaska. It appears to have the original paint job...whats left of it.  One modification is that it has the Braden MU-2 winch installed up front....this was never stock on the WC54 Ambulance but one could use the mods from other WC series trucks to do the job. This is the oldest hooptie to date and out of respect for a belated Veterans Day I will refrain from making light of this classic war time automobile.
There is really nothing funny.....its just cool! 


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ford Country

Nestled snugly in between a pair of City and Borough of Sitka Ford Rangers, this 1969 Ford Country Sedan has little in common with it's automobile neighbors except both hailing from the Motor City...kind of those, 5th generation Rangers were built in the St. Paul Minnesota.

The duct tape work on the right tail light looks like a mentally challenged cartoonish version of the left tail light.  In a reverse game of "HORSE", it appears only the "O" is left in "FORD" on the magic tailgate.  Almost signifying it has but one letter left....  And yes I did say magic tailgate.  Fords tailgate in 1969 opened both down and sideways...not sure how it was accomplished but i'm sure it clunky and brute force.  I am wondering one thing....what "dyed for you"?  The bumper sticker censorship is a bummer.
I'm not a fan of censorship, especially blanket censorship, but in this case the blanket keeps the rain out.
 In the days before SUVs and third row seating, this beast could seat 9 people (more if you count the lap babies) and pushed them around with a 429...yah thats right a 7.0 liter V8.  The grill on this auto is actually very beautiful...or it was until an impressive spider-web matrix of modern era zip ties from Costco...theres just something simple  about bailing wire in comparison.  Its clear we are regressing as a culture.

"I pot-hole crusher, red light rusher
Musher of a brother 'cause I'm plowin' over suckers...In a hooptie"   My Hooptie, Sir Mix-a-Lot 1989

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cap City Exhaust

That this 2006 Ford F350 dually Lariat is a Super Duty is obvious. As I rolled out of Juneau Airport, I literally [sic] shit my pants.  I'm fully in favor of this wicked kind of made a beautiful truck looks small...oh well.  Still cool.  They are so  big they vibrate at highway speed!

"Brother start lettin' off, kickin' that racket
Thinkin' I'm a rock star, slingin' them packets
I ain't wit' dat, so I smooth eject
Hit I-5 with the dope cassette" Hooptie, Sir Mix-a-Lot, 1989.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Southwind Inversion

Luke 12:55 - And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass......Well boys, this Southwind be blowin' but there aint going to be no heat, and despite the 440 it aint going to pass you either!

 At first glance, this street submission Frankenhooptie from Sand Point looks to be the product of a freeway pileup.  Closer inspection reveals a finely melded combination of a 1969 Dodge D-300 and a 1974 Fleetwood Southwind (Dodge). The kicker is that the "cab" is actually the front of Fleetwood Southwind FLIPPED the hell over. Only in Sand Point could you get away with such blatant disregard for standard motor vehicle safety  Yet, the functionality of this hooptie is not really arguable.
The white bucket, as any fisherman knows, is the trash can.  The blue bucket is of course the drivers seat.  Passengers, tools, or passengers that are tools can sit on the starboard shelf.  Like for instance the rivet gun that did the aviation-like riveting of the cab to the dash.  Vintage conventional meets unorthodox modern. Its a match made in heaven and is, to date, the most spectacular hooptie recognized. Likely spawned on mushroom enhanced trip to the dump. Sand Point is a mere purgatory to the one-way trip that is the Sand Point dump.  But this Fleetwood Southwind came back, hacked, ripped, sawzalled, flipped, and recycled haute couture using a rivet gun instead of sewing machine.

"Cop took my wallet, looked at my license
His partner said "Damn, they all look like Tyson"
Yes, I'm legit, so they gotta let me go
This bucket ain't rollin' in snow.."  1989, My Hooptie, Sir Mix-a-Lot

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Liner Notes....more Sitka slings

This 1987 Ford F250 is knot simplicity nor handsome but its functional. If you don't know a knot, tie a lot.

Red 1989 Dodge Dakota. The symmetry is nice but would have been enhanced with similar sized line.  Bungee up front doing light duty. Not to be hatin' but ur tabs are expired.

This 1992 Chevy C/K has a bumper that is literally evaporating just like the coffee in this chaps untippable boat mug.  Also, seems to be partially handicapped?

A 1990 Toyota 4x4.  I like this mad max look with a scrape, dent, A missing "T", a hanging license plate, cracked grill, and a skull and crossbones sticker is the topper!

1993 Chevy Cavalier.  Also a "rode" warrior look.  As in rode hard and put away wet.
This lashing gives the impression of such tightness it compresses the bumper.