1983 A relative bought this new, then gave it to us with the hope we'd take good care of it and fix it up.
These are going to be videos of Mike's rat rod build, from pulp wood truck do low and nasty low budget rat rod
I made a playlist for building the rat rod, but needed another one to put more videos in, after I had it running. Could only get 100 vids in the first one
Me just doin' what I do, playin' banjo and stuff
Some people make playin' banjo a lot harder than it has to be... It shkould be fun..
People asked me to show how I make the gas can banjos, so here it is...
I was taking the torque converter apart on the 1953 Cadillac Dynaflow transmission, when I spotted a part that I thought would make a handy good banjo pot, so that's what I did. Only later did I discover that it had been done before by Jenes Cottrell from West Virginia back in the 50's and 60's.. He was a lot craftier than me, having built his own necks and designed an aluminum bridge for his banjos. Being an old motor-head, I'm just tickled to have a banjo made out of something that used to be part of my old rat rod / hot rod roadster... Doesn't get any better than that..