Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Stance

Well she is back on the ground with a new set of shoes and a upgraded and lowered suspension. She could be lower, but this truck is a driver and a utilitarian vehicle for the shop. So function over form on this one………

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

In Germany/Austria, Saint Nick and Krampus go around like a good cop/bad cop team. Krampus, a whip carrying, horned goat demon, with a long red tongue takes the naughty ones, while Santa Claus rewards the good ones. (Hopefully there are no naughty ones out there as Krampus has some whipping switches ready)


Monday, December 20, 2010

Wishing For a warm Summer Day


Tis’ the season to be upgrading…Did a little trading and upgraded from the evo powered Road King to a twinkie powered FLH Standard bike with a lot of power adder parts and this one even has a radio….Cant wait for summer, especially since I am sitting here watching it snow again with a crap ton of snow on the ground already.

So here is to good times and summer riding that is just around the corner.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The New Familia Hauler

Some of ya remember the econoline shop truck? We still have her but she aint practical for all three of us. So Like I needed another car/truck but what the heck....Shes a baller,rock and roller.....A real mean hauler..... :D
Really like the econoline but there’s a new girl in town….

One week ago after purchase....gotta see past the late eighties directional mags and nose in the air stances.
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After a all day marathon and a bolt pattern change...lowering job and a good going over She is now ready for her next stage a respray of lemon pearl satin yellow to hold me over till she can get a complete top notch job...Also picked up a quick release dodge caravan rear seat for my daughter..Trying to make her a good over the road hauler. A/c heat is in order as well...Goal is to have her standing tall for the drive to the salt next year.



She has a new 383 sbc,trans and 12 bolt rear...She is a runner. 8)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Jeffy Coupe

Always one of my Favs



Monday, October 18, 2010

Back at it finally……..

Lots been going on since late summer. Working hard taking care of family business since my father passed. Its not been much fun and working on getting my mother in good shape and on her own has been a challenge.

But enough about that……. Good news is the shop is moving to a more friendly area as far parking,room and just a nicer building.

Maybe in the future this may become a full time gig and the change is needed…Gotta give a big thanks to Matt Young and Dave herr for helping me move all my crap last weekend. You dont realize how much crap you have till you have to move all of it.

So i hope to get back at it and post up some photos and stuff….


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Monday, September 27, 2010

Somwhere in The 70's @ The U.S. Nationals

Spent every Sept on Labor day for 4 days straight at the US Nats in Indy Growing up......It was always my old mans last Hooray before school would start...We had alot of friends who class raced back in the day....I am the little skidder in the middle with the Coors shirt on....

Make Mine A Gary Littlejohn For Pros

Monday, September 13, 2010

Panananana Pogo Seat....

Been finally getting back after some things since all the events with my father passing and a few other family things that had to be done....So I been teaching myself how to do seat coverings since buying the new mochine....Well I picked up a bunch of remenants of real leather while at Davenport. So I thought I would give the pan seat a try doing it in Diamond tuft. Still showing in pic are some white chalk lines but seat cover looks pretty good but not quite perfecto. Needs some foam on pan base and riveted in place....May end up going with straight pleats in the end but just seeing if I could do this for now....Now if my feet were just smaller I could stand closer to the stove while cooking...I guess that one home ec class I took in high School is paying off..

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Affordable Dream Home on Wheels

Shoes House of Chop Mobile Headquarters.......Look for us at a event near you.....Tired of camping in a tent at some of the vintage meets so I went shopping.....
Not to worry.......................Its Period Correct

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shakedown by Shoe

My pal Randy and his pop just finished up this little roadster...It was done all in the back yard shop and it is sweet...Powered by a Big nasty big block Chebbie engine backed with a muncie 4spd...Well I helped in a very very small capacity on a few things on the car so I looked a Ronnie and said take me for a spin...He threw the keys to me and said no you take it for a spin....So Wes and I climbed in and a grin came to my face as she rumbled to a start....Randy warned me that she was a powerful girl....Lets just say its all you want in a light short car with a big engine....

Saturday, August 21, 2010







Monday, August 16, 2010

New equipment for the shop

Well while attending the Street rod nats last week I secured a deal on a new Sewing machine....Top of the line and with buying the demo from the weekend I saved about 5 hundo....It has a servo motor which is a joy especially since I am new to sewing uphls stuff.With a servo motor it works like a throttle pedal the more you push the pedal the faster it goes or let off the slower it goes.

Had one of my buddy Shortbus' Kustoms seat pans laying there and some remnants of material.

This my first attempt at a pleated cover. Its just slid over the pan with no foam or fastended.Lots to learn and more to do but the new Mo'cheeen is most awesome.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Briggs Bobber

These pics come from Bob Decker a older gentelman I met a few years back. He builds his own stuff from scratch..Here is his latest Briggs Bike

Sunday, August 8, 2010

out of hibernation

clean and ready to drive after 3 years of rest

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open air cruising

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caddy reffic from the Street Rod nationals

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Monday, August 2, 2010

God Speed Dad

Sorry I have been missing in action....I had been doing a little summer event traveling and then a week ago Friday lost my father to complications from diabetes. God Speed Dad.....I think my brother said it best last week when he was told of the news.

Todd Shoemaker "When people see me with my son Zeke they always tell me how great of a dad I am. I deserve very little credit for this I just follow the path that was laid before me by my father. Ronald H. Shoemaker was a great man and a honarable man. He passed away last night and I justed wanted to state that he and my mom made me who I am and made my sister and brothers some of the best people I know."thanks Dad I love You!!!

I feel that if you know me you can insert daughter for son and I am that person...

Heres a family pic minus one sibling that had not been born yet.But you can see where my taste in eye wear comes from........My dad The Big Shoe the Crazy Cool Cat he was can rock on in heaven
Thanks Shoe

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Were Going ................................

To packer up and head to the Vintage flat track races. Look for us in the camping area at Wauseon Bike Days..All your favorites will be there Shoe's House of Chop, The Zon, Blood Falcons, and Front Street Cycle... Stop By and say Hey and buy a t shirt from one of us...Sorry for the shameless plug........See you Guys in a few days......and cant wait to see old friends and make some new ones while getting dirt in our beer.......Cant wait see ole George Wills on the number one bike show them around the track......Full report upon my return...............Keep it sideways

Monday, July 5, 2010

Little Bit of Independece Day collecting

at a little secert stash bout 15 miles from my shop and came home with a truck load and trailer full of old junk....The complete 27 t has perfect sub rails and cowl..Gonna need a little work on the doors and a little on the qtrs.....Not sure what I will do with it.It all might just get sold....Got a 32 in my sights :D
Just incase though been thinking......
I can see the T coop nose up,straight axle and a chassis with a cage.......Mr. T.....Instant T......or RD's choice Bad News T.....

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Found myself behind bars again today...Been able to ride to my day job 6 of the last 7 work days as the weather has been great......So 6 days on the road to work and back total 720 miles....still sucks to have to get up and go everyday but at least its on two wheels.....

Monday, June 28, 2010

Spotted this at the Florida welcome center

Might work for some but never really has for me....hahahaha

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Merc Update

Random image from web someone took at the Road Rockets show yesterday..She is now in teal primer for the summer as I finish the interior.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

F/S FX Shovelhead primary

New in box fx primary no tab for foot board Vtwin 178.00 list shipped 125.00 lwr 48

Monday, June 7, 2010

How to make Your rear look Sexy

Well I am working on my stuff for awhile as I have been doing alot of other stuff for others leaving very little time for me.

Well I had been kicking around some mild customizing ideas for the back of the Merc...Well Heres what I came up with. I had about wrote the rear bumber off as it was bent twisted and banged up. So I figured if I could hammer cut and weld it in to something and if it didnt turn out scrap it...Also the plate mount was ugly and I wanted a long lower look for the rear.. Started with this.

And ended up with this. I Hammered the bumper straight and made a recessed pocket for the plate in I removed and filled the old gas filler hole in the rear body panel.Next was the rear lamps for a much lower look I removed the tail lamp assys and cut off the back up lamps section and added to the qtrs to make it have a lower more folling rear....Now on to the front end ....

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Tuck and Roll Part 2

1st attempt at what I always heard termed as Yardstick Tuck and Roll...
Next project is to start with the package tray on the Merc and if all goes well there on to other panels

Tuck And Roll

Learning me some sewing.....My first attempt and real tuck and roll......Bought me a mocheen and now its on to doing the interior in my Merc......I have already sewed a purse for my daughter so who knows next comes Shoes House Of Purses and accessories.......Wonder if Tony Nancy started this way.....

R.I.P Mercury

Looks like it came down the pike today that FoMoCo Is putting the Mercury mark down......In honor of the mark here are a few of my favorite customs.....
First we must start though with my very own 54 the grey primer one I am making into a mild custom along side of my friend Wes' 54 ford the baby brother to it....... This car here is one of my favorites

This one is where we are heading with mine a timeless kustom look.