"Breathing new life into old cars"

In honor of my faithful companion Annie, I named this site after her.

We called her 'Big Dog'. She was a good friend and ferocious guard dog.



 Click on the "About BDG" link below to find out more about me and the car projects. 

The Corvette:

Not a lot of progress on the Corvette lately due to lack of funds and time.  I need to buy some 1/2 inch fuel lines and coat the frame before the body can be dropped back onto the frame.  Here is a link to the Corvette pages: The Corvette

1953 Chevy Wagon:

This wagon has been in my family since 1953 when my Grandfather bought it.  I finally got a clear Texas title after two years of applying and re-applying for it.  Many thanks to the Arkansas and Texas DMV for working with me on this. 
Here is a link to the '53 Wagon: 1953 Chevy

Lately, I have been working on getting my 1973 VW Super Beetle back on the road.  This car was my son's first car, but he now drives a Mini Cooper.  I decided to restore the old Beetle to use as my daily commuter to save gas.  My 4x4 Tahoe just will not get very good gas mileage.  It is a great muscle truck when I need it, but to haul me back and forth to work it makes more sense to use the Bug.

Here is a link to the original page on The Bug
Here is a link to the latest progress on the Bug: The Bug Revived

1974 CT70 Trail Bike
Crankshaft damage and fix

I replaced the points and condenser which is behind the flywheel.  When I re-installed the flywheel, The threads on the crankshaft broke off.  At first, I thought I was going to have to replace the crankshaft, but a crankshafts for these engines are no longer produced.  After searching for a used crankshaft, I found there was a fix for this situation.  Check out the Trail 70 section to see what I did to repair the crankshaft. 

Trail 70

I edited out parts of the Casting Numbers sections on this site since Mortec is now back online.  Mortec had created most of the early Chevy Casting Numbers I had and they are trying to get their visibility back on the web. I agreed to pull those numbers so they can regain their rightful place, so if you have any need for early Chevy Casting Numbers, be sure to check them out.  Here is a Link to Mortec:

If you have need for Chevy LS, LT, Jeep, Pontiac or Aircooled VW numbers, be sure to check out the Casting Numbers section of this site. 

Through the grace of God and talents of my heroes at MD Anderson in Houston, I conquered kidney cancer.  I now understand real thankfulness as each one of us should. I see every new day as a gift from God, every sunrise, sunset, even the very breath we take.

Here is a video I edited for work.  This is in celebration of 30 years of Shuttle Flights. 

Hope you enjoy it!

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