2) Guido

Guido and his better half (Twin) moved up from San Diego 3 years ago. Our wifes became good friends right off, in fact they think and act so much alike that they call each other "Twin" . Guido and I also became good friends and being that we're both gear heads it's worked out great. We attend car club meetings, car shows, cruise-ins, swap meets, BBQs etc. together usually with our wives.

Prior to leaving San Diego, Guido purchased all the equipment from a metal shop that was going out of business. The place he bought here just so happened to have a large shop building next to the house. The shop, tools and equipment inside are quite impressive. I recently visited Guido at his shop took some pictures. The following is the result of that visit.

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      Guido has quite a decal and shop wall art collection. Lots of source material for bench racing.

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      And more.                                                                                          And more, also note the hand louver press and Pexto hole punch

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      It's apparent that he's been collecting this stuff for awhile.       How about that stainless sink and counter.

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      Workbench with lots of storage and bench drill press.              Floor drill press

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      Hydraulic break, 6" notcher, bead roller and tool box.               Clamps, vise grips and water cooled Rex spot welder.

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      English wheel, Lincoln wire welder and Pyramid slip.              Vise, band saw, belt sander, Beverly shear and wire welder.

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      Small sand blaster, and Pan break.                                     How many of you have a fork lift in your shop?

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      42 inch stomp shear                                                                                                  Front view of the Pan break.

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      Double Trouble is a very nice delivery that Guido recently picked up. 

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      Mopar 318 cu in engine                                                                   Note the gauges for tuning.

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       Attractive interior that's comfortable.

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      In process 47 Ford with Guido contemplating it's future. Note filled seams, rounded trunk corners and tunneled tail lights.  

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       Front view of in process 47.                                                           Mesh covered frame for the 47's chopped Carson like top.

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      Model A project that Guido recently sold.

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       GMC 671 Super charger that was also sold.

     This concludes my visit to Guido's shop. I will add pictures and comments as he progresses on the 47 and adds interesting items 

      to his shop.

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