Autobody issues… ugh, that dreadful word. Rosa’s busy mom/student life meant waiting for the right time to wrap up a paint touch up job, so she started from scratch instead. … More Long-Awaited Body Work Progress on Rosa’s Falcon
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
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
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
APRIL 25, 2012 – By now, the core values of the Gasoline Girls are clear, right? (Thirst for knowledge and the desire to do the job herself… or at least try!) This past January, two new girls came to our meeting, Jennifer and Rochelle, who truly exemplify the foundations of what the Gasoline Girls are about… … More What being a G-Girl is all about!
MARCH 18, 2012 – For years, the notion that women are likely to be ripped off in shops has been rampant. But really, it’s not just women, but rather, the unknowing in general who are at risk. At one time or another, we’ve all had issues with a repair shop. It’s why each Gasoline Girl … More When Bad Work Happens….
JANUARY 27, 2012 – Pati takes the prize in our club for most number of super cool projects. She doesn’t have one, or even two… but seven fabulous beasts to care for. You can read the story of how each found a way into her heart on Pati’s Member Page. After much contemplation, Pati has … More Pati’s Truck Project: Custom Dash
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?
OCTOBER 24, 2011 – We’re constantly working on learning new things in the Gasoline Girls – and that includes skills for every level. All of us could use to learn more about tuning engines. To make a start with this, we decided to begin with the basics during our October meeting – changing spark plugs, … More Spark Plugs and Compression Tests – Tuning Session #1