A skillful or artistic worker; craftsman. 2. one who is
skillful in devising ways of making things; an inventor... (From the
American College Dictionary, 1969)
Squid's Fab Shop was established by necessity in the early 80's after the purchase of a 67 Plymouth Belvedere with corrosion issues. The moniker was coined by my buddies who marveled at my tenacity at fabricating body panels with a bare minimum of tools; I made all my panels with wood forms, a vise, tin snips, and a couple pair o' pliers. I'll try to dig up some old pics.
At that locale, we also did quite a few motor swaps in my parents tiny garage on a monte carlo or two, Camaros, Mustangs, MG's. We were on Main St. so everyone always knew what we were up to.
I started out with a webpage on Geocities.com featuring my CJ Jeeps in 1999. I had just completed a very low budget CJ-7 rebuild and I thought it would be cool to get a page up on the web.
In the years since then, I have steadily improved the site with more content and an attempt to make the site more user friendly and contemporary as far as design. For those who care, most of these pages were made with a free WYSIWYG page builder called Kompozer. While it is helpful in generating webpages, you do have to learn a ton about html.
My latest efforts have been with Microsoft Expression Web 4.0. Also free, it's much better but more complex. If you have any suggestions or see problems with the pages, please let me know.
So, while these pages are mostly for "hobby" purposes, I hope that the content can be helpful to fellow automotive enthusiasts with their projects. And of course most gearheads I know dabble in other pursuits. So here also are some other exploits pertaining to electronics, photography, field recording, etc.
If you have ANY comments or questions, please drop me an email.
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