June 30, 2024

Found Me Some Motivations!

So, with the long summer days upon us I've been escaping down to the shop in the evenings after I've wrapped up my responsibilities at home, mainly to grab a cigar and a beer. And so it finally happened after looking at the Pontiac for months just sitting there, I just had to do something! So I grabbed my hood and gloves and fired up the welder. A nice way to end the month!

Finally got the new heel panel plug welded into place.
Fab'ed up this simple patch for the transmission tunnel. Covered in carpet, it'll never get seen.
Starting to look like something.

May 26, 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.

April 28, 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.


March 31, 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.



February 25, 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.