June 01, 2024

Stalled out!

If you follow the TCG Youtube channel you know that my wife's health is failing so not a lot is getting done at the shop. Things have pretty much stalled out for now since her health is at the stage where she pretty much can't do anything at all. I'm here to care for her so that means I cook, clean and do all that stuff that needs to be done to keep the house in order.

Earlier this year, my last bits of work on the Pontiac included getting a proper mechanical fuel pump installed, working out some kinks in the fuel line setup, getting a Holley 4bbl clone carb and adapter installed so that I can start it reliably and working on buttoning up the front floor pan patches. Which is where I'll pick up when time allows.

Stay tuned and thanks for following along.

May 01, 2024

Getting hung up on the past...

Not that there's anything wrong with that. Some folks can really get into it. And it drives so much of the car hobby. But that's not me. I cannot. But I can, recognizing my own limited skills, still draw a bit of inspiration from those who blazed the trial. While still keeping my feet firmly planted in reality of the here and now.


April 01, 2024

Progress Report

 As you view these, please keep in mind that I've never attempted this level of fabrication before and I have a lot to learn.



March 01, 2024


This is what we're currently thrashing around with, although my lack of confidence continues to slow me down quite a bit.

It has been a great learning experience tho and that's what this entire project is all about.


December 01, 2023

What's happening at the shop

So here we are with another year drawing to a close. To see what we've been up to on our π•­π–”π–Œπ–Œπ–˜' π•Έπ–”π–“π–˜π–™π–Šπ–— 1957 Catalina and find out what's coming up, why not join us over on our Youtube channel and see what you're missing.

October 01, 2023


Set up a metalworking bench at the shop for new throatless shear and our Perfectly Shitty English Wheel®.

More mayhem on our Trashcan Garage Youtube channel.

February 01, 2023

A New Year - Feeling Fortunate

Nothing is certain in today's world and right now I'm just happy to have the means to keep my shop and have a place to hang out and be able to work at my leisure.

July 01, 2022

In Memory Of Our Fearless Leader

When we were kids, we didn't have anyone like "Big Daddy" Ed Roth around to warp our young minds. But, we did have The Ghoul. He hosted our late night Saturday horror movies on UHF channel 61 in Cleveland in the early 1970s.

Those who know, know.

Our king and fearless leader