Some do new year’s resolutions, but for the Gasoline Girls and many car people, the turn of a new year is time to think about goals for what’s in your garage. Here’s the car projects on the top of our list for 2019… … More New Year, New Car Projects
When you’re dealing with a Chrysler New Yorker, painting is no easy feat but pro Pati never broke a sweat when undertaking to prep, paint, and metal flake this enormous car all in a day! With helping hands from the rest of the Gasoline Girls, along with some El Camino College students and even our new New York pal Hot Rodeo … More Pati’s Big Metal Flake Project
The Rhythm Collision weekend was a perfect excuse for us gals to rally down to Riverside where our buddies, the Throttle Kings, were sponsoring a car show component to the rockabilly music festival. While almost all of our cars are in the garage in one form or another at the present moment, we decided to just … More Girls Hangout at Rhythm Collision
I (Pati) found this amp gauge (ammeter) at a swap meet recently for one dollar! My plan was to research what vehicle it goes to, then sell it on eBay and make a few bucks. We’ll get to the profit part in a minute, but first for those of you needing to learn about electricity – … More Testing an Ammeter
Pati’s ’51 Chevy Pickup Custom Dash & Interior – Part III When we left off in Part 2, my custom dash was ready for paint and clear, but before I did that I wanted to make some wood window trim and door panels to match. The truck originally had metal frames around the inside of … More Pati’s Truck Project: Continuation on a Theme
Just in time for the All Girl’s Car Show put on by Pati for El Camino College and her Girls in the Garage program, Jessie and some of the gals got together to continue work on spiffying up her 1962 Ford Falcon “Red.” Just getting past some hurtles with a broken control arm, Jessie was … More Learning to Paint While Making “Red” Red
Although carburetors may be viewed as a relic of the past, our classic cars all run on ’em. They can be an intimidating part of the car to fiddle with – with some small parts and fine adjustments going into making them run correctly. Since many of us needed to learn how to rebuild, as … More Crazy for Carburetors!
AUGUST 25, 2012 – Pati had a long list of things to do on her ’51 Chevy Pickup this summer. She might not be too far down that list…but she’s decided to take her time, try new things, and make this truck amazing! In her process of customizing a Chrysler dash to fit in her Chevy … More Pati’s Truck Project: Stepping “Custom” Up A Notch
MAY 20, 2012 – May marks the second anniversary of the Gasoline Girls, and some significant growth. While there’ve been a few changes over the last year, one thing remains constant: a passion for our cars and for finding like-minded girls. For this anniversary, we proudly welcomed FIVE official members into the club–more than doubling … More Anniversary Growth Spurt!
MAY 10, 2012 – Perhaps you’ve already heard…but we’re wrecking a car. And by wreck I mean we’re entering a Demolition Derby! If you’re wondering why we’re willing to sacrifice a dear old beast of a car – please read our response to that. An opportunity came up in the past month to be part of the … More Why We’re Wrecking A Car…
JANUARY 23, 2012 – Always being a proponent for not out casting certain cars because they’re not in our scene (Gasoline Girls don’t have any year/make/style distinctions in our membership bylaws,) it was encouraging to find an article expressing “we’re all in love with one thing” on a site that is a bit outside of our niche. … More A Common Spark
NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – This past weekend at the monthly Girls in the Garage event that Pati hosts, we all got a chance to learn a little more about weatherstripping. It just so happened that Lori needed to change out her windshield. After putting this job off due to an attachment to the history of her front … More It’s Just Glass, Right?