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We are the Trashers, a Dutch Car Club. We build, modify, kustomize and drive all kinds of old vintage US cars. So what's the deal ? Well...since the 1920's speed addicts try to push their vehicles to the limits on salt flats and dry lake beds like El Mirage and Bonneville, USA. And that's exactly where we want to go too!
But...instead of using a high-dollar, computer-controlled car we like to break a land speed record like they did in the fifties, using a vintage flathead engine for power and the best possible body to put this in; an all aluminum fighter airplane droptank... Yes you heard it right ! We're planning to go to the salt lakes with our bellytank racer!!!
And that's where you as a reader come in. We sure could do with some funds!
So, if you like speed, vintage cars and share the same enthousiasm in breaking a speed record as we do...
Join in and make a donation to our bank number on the right. Or buy yourself a "Trash-Can" t-shirt or some cool stickers. We'll keep you informed about the progress of 'your' project!
Thanks for making our dream come true!!
Trashers Car Club

Friday, October 30, 2009


To get the gearing we want in a early Ford rear axle, we had to get a Quickchange centre section. For those unfamiliar with this: it replaces the centre section of a early Ford rear axle. It has a horizontal shaft, going from the front (power in) to the rear, through a set of gears, which are available in all kinds of ratios, and back in the differential.

We managed to get one on ebay for a reasonable price. Turns out that seller Jim lives 110 miles from Bonneville, and he is a regular visitor ! Besides that he owns a KILLER 34 coupe, one of the very, very best I've seen. Nice guy !

Rear end challenges are solved !

We finally found a suitable early ford banjo. Turns out our Dutch Australian mate Henry Norberhuis had several axles to choose from ! We picked up the latest he had, together with a set of juice brakes. Only downside was that all axles Henry had in stock missed their pinion shafts, so we have to purchase a new set of crown and pinion. And we are all very poor...