Saturday, August 23, 2014

Roger 1986

It takes a special girl to fall in love with a guy like this!
James ROGER Schlump
1939-2014

Roger Forever with Jeanie

I could not stand to be without Roger,
so I had his name permanently tattooed on my wrist.
Jeanie

Monday, August 11, 2014

A good day in the shop is a day well spent.
Roger's last picture in his shop,
which he enjoyed immensely.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Engine detail

Heads have been ported and polished , dry sump custom welded and fabricated by Roger

Engine view showing hand-crafted dry sump


Cubic inches works!

Accessorizing the motor for the Bonneville race car.

New Found Friends

Jeanie and I were on our way to the Chugwater Chili Cookoff and stopped to see this young bull elk. The wife snapped this image of us 2 males bonding.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

48 Chevy

1948 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
Another Art Mobile

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Manufacturing Blow-Proof Housing



Racing necessitates the use of a blow-proof housing around the flywheel.
 Here is the custom-built one I designed, welded, & machined for my Bonneville race car.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Julesburg, Colorado, a Bit of Humor

I ran a 56 Ford here years ago.
On a recent vacation I dropped by Julesburg, CO and snapped this pic. 
 And yes, it IS both the airport and the dragstrip.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Front clip in situ

2 parachute tubes and exhaust

Just another 1976 Chevette

Aluminum front clip

Aluminum front clip in place

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Bonneville Car Suspension


Monday, May 28, 2012

Door Safety Net

Safety net will prevent inadvertent expulsion of driver in case door flies open in a roll over or spin.

Lenko Air Shifter Lines


close up view of stainless lines Roger has bent for Lenko

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Roger & Jeanie in Shop

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Fire Bottles

2 are for engine compartment, one will be for driver's compartment.  All must be mounted at a 45 degree angle.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Front Nose Piece

Rogers cousin, Gary Puls, did the bending on this nose piece for the Bonneville car. Roger will be trimming this to size and welding in situ. 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Wife's Artmobile

2011 HHR Jeanie purchased for transporting her artwork to & fro around the tri-state area. Too bad it does not get as gooda gas mileage as our big old fat 2003 Buick Park Avenue!

2011 Street Rod Party


Jeanie signed the form for the city and agreed that there would be no excessively loud music.  She forgot to mention that we would have 2 fuel dragsters.  Every car had to start their engines while the crowd clapped...no trailer queens here!

2011 Street Rod Party


We invited only friends who had street rods or collectible cars.  The rule was "Bring a HOT ROD, get a HOT DOG".  We had 36 vehicles show up for our party and the city allowed us to cordon off the entire block.  Ivan Policky drove his stock 1939 Ford all the way from Sundance for the event.  He has owned the (maroon) car since he was 15...50 years!

2005 Chrysler Crossfire

My  wife says that I can drive a car sideways faster than she can drive straight forward.  I did not expect her to find this for me on the internet, but she took me to Greeley, CO and we got this 2005 supercharged Crossfire with 9,000 original miles.

Bonneville Car in Progress

The profile demonstrates the radical chop.  The top of the windshield is allowed to be 5" above the cowl.  Vehicle is supported by steel stands to allow easy access for welding and fabrication.  Front clip is rolled 1/8" aluminum.

Bonneville Car in Progress

A 1976 Chevette proved to be the smallest American-made automobile.  The vehicle has a 206" wheelbase, a 16 foot front clip, total length of car is 25 feet.

Bonneville Car in Progress

Looking from rear end forward through center of vehicle toward Lenko.

The long trip to Work

A Few Fords & a Few Friends

Ian Policky's 1958 Ford Fairlane with chrome removed, Roger's 1955 Ford Crown Victoria, Petroski's 1927 Ford Coupe with running flathead!

1955 Ford Crown Victoria


1955 Ford Crown Victoria purchased in Cowdry, Colorado from an estate sale.  This was a one owner vehicle.  There is no rust and the car is unrestored.