Feature : Ryno Built 1961 Ford Unibody

 

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all done it. NO not that, I’m talking about people who buy a vehicle with one plan in mind and then it turns into something else. That’s exactly what happened to the simple shop truck build by Ryno Built of SW Missouri.

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Chrome Pipes & Pinstripes Ep. 16 Show Notes : I’m A Trouble Maker With Guest Ryno

In this episode Royboy interviews Ryno of Ryno Built Rod & Customs. Hear about all the cool stuff going on in his shop, the unique job that he does when he’s not building cars and a special offer from Royboy.

Ryno’s Unibody Ford pickup that was featured on the cover of the 2014 Classic Trucks Magazine. See the episode show notes for a feature video on the truck.

Click here to go to the show notes page and listen to the episode

Tech: Ryno Built Saves My Ride

I’ve known for awhile that the transmission cross-member that was in my 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 was hanging too low. It was dragging too much and on big bumps on the highway it would slam the pavement, no bueno. So when I was talking to my buddy Ryno at Ryno Built about it he said to come down to his shop in the Joplin area and he’d get a new one fabbed up.

When we got the car up on the lift it was obvious that things were more dire than I thought. The existing cross-member had completely broken into two pieces. One more big bump could have lost it completely, that could lead to any manner of catastrophic consequences. I’ve seen driveshafts come out and nearly slam into the car I was in behind the drive shaft’s prior vehicle. A couple of inches difference and that drive shaft would have come through the windshield. I cannot imagine if my car broke and caused something like that to happen. Best case scenario the failure would leave me stranded on the side of the road, worst case scenario could be deadly. Just another note to encourage you to make sure your ride is mechanically sound not just for your safety but for the safety of those around you.

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Here’s what we found when we got the car up on the lift. one side of the transmission cross-member had completely broken. 10 ga. welded to ½” plate and 0 penetration on the welds. That’s not rust on the floor pan that’s trans fluid. Another issue I have to fix.
 Lucky for me I didn
Lucky for me I didn’t take one more trip with the car the way it was. 1 side of the existing transmission cross-member was completely separated.
 Ryno plasma cutting the existing transmission crossmember off of the frame. The AOD is much longer than the Cruis-o-matic so using the factory frame mounts would have made the mount larger and harder to build.
Ryno plasma cutting the existing transmission cross-member off of the frame. The AOD is much longer than the Cruis-o-matic so using the factory frame mounts would have made the mount larger and harder to build.
 Ryno getting rid of the remnants of the old crossmember.
Ryno getting rid of the remnants of the old cross-member.

 Then it was time to grind off the remainder of the old mount.
Then it was time to grind off the remainder of the old mount.

 Not quite done getting rid of the old one, almost done.
Not quite done getting rid of the old one, almost done.
 Ryno cutting some tubing that we thought we needed before a later re-design when I changed my mind.
Ryno cutting some tubing that we thought we needed before a later re-design when I changed my mind.
 Welding in the new crossmember.
Welding in the new cross-member.
 At each end of the crossmember Ryno added 3/16" plate gussets under the crossmember. Here he
At each end of the cross-member Ryno added 3/16″ plate gussets under the cross-member. Here he’s adding some holes at my request to make it look cooler.
 Before a coat of paint you can see the driver
Before a coat of paint you can see the driver’s side of the mount. The parking brake cable is attached to a tab that we added. We used a rectangle tubing to provide as much clearance under the cross-member as possible. There is room for a 2 ½” Dia. exhaust pipe to fit and still not hang below the frame.
 The passenger side is pretty much the same without the parking brake cable mount. Here you can see the factory mount waaaay up forward on the frame.
The passenger side is pretty much the same without the parking brake cable mount. Here you can see the factory mount waaaay up forward on the frame.
 The fluid everywhere is killing me, sorry about that. Here
The fluid everywhere is killing me, I have to figure out the leak and clean up the mess. Here’s the new cross-member and the new mount that we installed. The existing exhaust needs replaced soon so buy some photos so I can afford it!

If you need custom fabrication done for your ride, get ahold of Ryno Built and he can get your car on the road again!

See you at a show,

Royboy

 

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Week In Review: 1-13-14

As this is posted I’m finishing up my 3 hour stint a the day job on Saturday morning. From here I catch a ride with my Dad and my 3 & 5 year old nephews down to Wichita’s Century II where the Starbird-Devlin show is in full swing. The boys and I will check the show out today then they will come home and then my cameras will come out and I’ll get you some photos of the show. Look for those photos to start showing up here tomorrow Sunday the 19th. Here’s what I posted this week so far:

Monday

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 Royboy Feature Video Episode 3: RynoBuilt’s 1961 Ford Unibody

Tuesday

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 1 Month Warning: KC World Of Wheels

Wednesday

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 1 Month Warning: Darryl Starbird’s Tulsa Show

Thursday

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 2 Month Warning: Goodguys Spring Lonestar Nationals

Friday

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 Event Coverage: 2014 Starbird-Devlin Move In Day

I’m excited to finally get the 2014 car show season underway! Next weekend I’ll be heading to Ryno Built’s shop to check in on a Merc project that he’s building for a buddy of mine. While we’re there we’ll also build a new transmission crossmember for my Galaxie so that the car can be dropped a couple more inches. So look for a tech article on that, plus the shop visit post from Ryno’s place. From there I’m hoping to hit 2 shops on the way home, 1 private where they’re doing a big time chop and another a pro upholstery shop. Stay tuned for those visits as well. The goal for 2014 is to start doing a lot more car features, more videos, and more of the same coverage that has been viewed over 11.5 million times so far. Buckle up, it’s bound to be a heck of a ride!

See you at a show,

Royboy

 

Royboy Feature Video Episode 3: RynoBuilt’s 1961 Ford Unibody

Finally Episode 3 is ready! Changing up the format a bit for this one, I stripped away the intro and just left the feature. Way back in 2012 I shot this video at RynoBuilt’s shop in SW Missouri. Since then the truck was finished, we shot it for a magazine and it was featured as the February 2014 cover on Classic Trucks Magazine (order a copy here).

If you can’t see the video below click here.

Thanks Ryno for letting me shoot the truck for the magazine and for this video! Everyone go follow Ryno on Facebook to keep up to date on what he’s working on.

See Episode 2 on Jeff Myers’ 63 Galaxie here.

See Episode 1 on Jack’s 29 Roadster on 32 frame here.

See you at a show,

Royboy

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Week in Review: Week of 12-9-2013

Monday:

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Royboy Photo On The New Classic Trucks Magazine!

Tuesday:

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Royboy Review: Gears And Gals Magazine

Wednesday:

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1 Month Warning: Retro Rewind in Dubuque, IA

Thursday:

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New Royboy Book: 2013 Squared

 

Friday:

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Jonnie King Interviews Geno and Alan from Koolhouse Publishing

See you at a show,

Royboy

 

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Ryno Built Shop Visit 2-3-13

So, on Monday of this week I told you about my weekend, traveling to the Joplin area to shoot Ryno’s 61 Ford pickup, and then off to Aaron’s Fast AL’s Upholstery on the way home for a bit of a visit. Yesterday I shared some photos of the visit to Fast AL’s, here are some of the time spent at Ryno Built.

At first I wasn’t sure if Ryno had some secrets he wasn’t telling but no this is just the lace used to get all of the kool lacework in the paint job of the truck…
Some of the lace used to create the awesome paint on Ryno's 61 Ford Unibody Pickup. Feature coming soon!

Some TrueSpoke Supremes on a 1931 Studebaker President Sedan, info on the build can be found here.

With the frame nearing completion, the Stude body has been placed so the floor supports can be build and some other items fabbed.

Looks to be the beginnings of a healthy ride.

Floor supports in place.

A 4 door Stude is not your normal idea of a hot rod, but this is not your normal hot rod shop.

Next time I’ll get a bunch more photos of the wagon that is being built for Mrs. Ryno. For now for info on the 60 Chevrolet Kingswood Wagon that Ryno is building for his wife, click here.

For more info on Ryno Built you can contact him on Facebook. Hire him to build you something safe, kool and fast. For the last visit to Ryno Built click here.

See you at a show,

Travis