November 7, 2010 23 HOT ROD in a BOX is on its Way Home!
Chris, Derek, and Richard Brooks from Virginia came to pick up their kit and they were thrilled and anxious to get started. Here's the ultimate 3-generation project! They purchased the basic kit and then ordered a few extra things off the menu like engine, T-5 manual trans, and dual speed blisters.
Derek has put together a great website to document the whole experience with their project from research to knuckle busting. Check it out... www.hotrodnewbie.com This is a really great website with lots of useful information for the first-time hot rod builder.
GT23 T-Rat on E85 Comes to Life!
Gary Walters with the GT23.
GT23 T-Rat on E85 Comes to Life!
The joint project with NEHR Speedcraft and Macomb Community College has reached an important milestone. Here is a video of the first road test and a quote from Gary Walters, Professor at MCC and head of the advanced manufacturing department...and all around good guy!
"We bought plans from Nehr Speedcraft to build a '23 T-bucket from scratch at Macomb College. Tom and Dave were instrumental in the success of this project. They helped us tear down walls between our own internal departments, such as Design, Welding, Auto, and Graphics (MACA). They taught us how to build joint large scale projects. Tom and Dave are not only great to work with, but they're great teachers themselves. Because of their past (vast) experience building cars themselves, they know the purpose of every last nut and bolt, angle, joint, etc. You can't ask them something they don't know. And while we threw them a last minute curve ball by converting and fitting a 5.3L fuel injected to alcohol, they worked through the problems and solved them without hesitation. Because of this we plan to challenge them with two more cars, one with a 6.2L converted to CNG and the next using fuel cell technology. Fasten your seat belts! We're confident they can pull this off."
Gary Walters - Professor, Macomb Community College, MI
NEHR Speedcraft Gets Thumbs Up
From SPEEDWAY MOTORS!
Clay Smith, "Speedy" Bill Smith, and Dave Nedock
At the 2010 Detroit Autorama, NEHR Speedcraft got a visit from the legendary Speedy Bill Smith and his son Clay Smith. Speedy Bill Smith is of course the founder and owner of Speedway Motors, Americas oldest and largest speed shop! He is also the originator of the fiberglass T body, introduced in 1952. Both gentlemen where very impressed with our unique design twist on the T-bucket formula and want to feature pictures of our T-Rats in an upcoming catalog. We are very proud to use many parts from Speedway Motors. Their affordability and high quality help make it possible for us to create our hot rods.
550 Mile Cruise in a T-Rat! Loren Lemcke of Tucson, AZ | click here |
See 'The E-Rat-Icator' Movie
See 'Send More Cops Roadster' Movie
See Photoshop Concepts As part of our project quote, we develop photo imaging
concepts that help visualize the final look of the roadster.
Introducing the NEW "27-T" Roadster! | click here |
See and hear Dave show off the NEHR Chassis design and its features. | click here |
April 10, 2009 - NEHR Speedcraft& Macomb Community College Build 'The Green T'
Building has begun! | click here |
October 1, 2008 - NEHR Speedcraft and the Applied Technology Advanced Processes (ATAP) area of Macomb Community College are working together to use Advanced Manufacturing methods by employing state-of-the-art technology, such as CAD/CAM, CNC machining, EDM, laser cutting, probing, High Speed Machining, and reverse engineering to create components for the project "Rat Rod". One of the goals is to share projects, exchange ideas and show best practices with manufacturing educators.