Hot Rod Cowgirl heads to Holton Secret Lab’s Hot Rod Shop for the day as we had our house fumigated a few weeks ago…we do this every couple of years to get rid of spiders and various country bugs…and we have to vacate the house for a few hours…that means Ms. Minnie Mouse who is the Queenie of my house and myself move out for the day to the Burb and the Lab.
Minnie is 16 and a half years old….but acts like she is 7 years old…she is the sweetest girl!
Sadie Sue becomes our hang out place for a while….Minnie even has her own cat TV video that I can play for her in the Burb.
Ok well Ms. Minnie is not happy…do not blame her…but…we have to get those darn Juniper Canyon bugs out of our house. I promise we will watch your video Minnie:)
Off we go to the “Lab”…which is not that far from the house.
“Hey Leonard…what’ cha doing?”
This is a typical “Lab” picture…here we have two vehicle bodies on the rotisserie…a 1935 Dodge on this end and a 1954 Willy’s on the other end.
“Well…what do we have here?”
“Hmmmm….son Greg and Troy in the trunk…almost sounds like a game?”
Wild Bill says “Ok so what are you guys doing?”
“Hey It Is The Troy In The Trunk Game.”
” Troy” now realizes that “Hot Rod Cowgirl” “is taking pictures”..he is stuck and can not get out fast enough!
Serious panic time…”Does my butt look big???”
“No Flame…only when you ride a horse:)”
One of the cool things on the wall at Holton Secret Lab…with a cowboy flavor.
Typical “Lab” decor.
Can we all say together “Zoom Zoom.”
Always different various jobs going on at HSL.
Side shot of “Jagged” and son Greg working on the frame for the 1948 Ford that you see above.
This is the Media Blast Room…which we call the holodeck room…we grew up with Star Trek soooo…we often media blast the cars that we work on to take the old paint and body work off so that we can find the rust and places we need to repair and re-build…this is a rare 1969 Mustang on the rotisserie….stripped to bare metal. We use plastic media which is better than sand as it does not pit the metal or cause it to rust.
“The Lab” from a different view and angle….coming out of the paint mixing room.
Father and Son…”See this is what I mean.”
“Uh…wait I need to think…this takes intense thinking Greg”.
“Ok I think you have it.”
I love sneaking around the shop and catching everyone from different views.
Troy sees me and I am sure he is going to duck or hide:)
This is the custom fabrication part of the “1935 Dodge” dash.
More custom design by HSL on the “35″ Dodge.
“Wild Bill and Leonard talking and thinking on customizing something on the Dodge”…what you see is wisdom, talent and experience.
“Wild Bill” messing with “Jagged” and Greg working on the “48 frame”.
Our fabrication area is a bit full…but that is good:)
“So Dad is Mom still sneaking around taking pictures?”
“Ah…yep she is…look busy son and maybe she will go bug Leonard or Troy.”
Another shot of the frontage of Holton Secret Lab from above…kind of cool.
Since I am in the barn..had to get a shot of something horse related.
Back to Holton Secret Lab….this is what we do here…incredible restorations and builds…perfection with attention to detail.
This F-100 will be incredible…it is going to “The Portland Roadster Show in 2012.”
Another cool shot of the frontage of “The Lab.”
Hey we are back in our house and all is well here in Juniper Canyon!
It is a late fall night here in Juniper…yeah the colors are incredible.
And amazing Ms. Kiah…we love her lots and lots.
And with that said…Good Night from Holton Secret Lab and the Juniper T.