About Squid's Fab Shop
When I was a burgeoning teenager motorhead, the Squid's Fab Shop
coined by my buddies who marveled at my tenacity at fabricating body
panels with a bare minimum of tools for my old Plymouth
Belvedere. I made all my panels with a vise, tin snips, wood
forms and a couple of pairs of pliers. I'll try to dig up some
We also did quite a few
motor swaps in my parents tiny garage on 60's Firebirds, Camaros,
Mustangs, MG's. We were on Main St. So everyone always knew
we were up to.
Web page building tool
I started out with a webpage on my 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. There were a few things I had done
that I was proud of so I wanted to show it off with a webpage.
That site lanquished for a few years and since then I've gotten some
new projects going.
So, these pages were created to help fellow automotive enthusiasts with
their projects. I'm certainly no expert, but along the way I came
across information which could be helpful to others. For
instance, I recently was looking for information about rebuilding a
Muncie transmission and I had a hard time finding good pictures on the
internet, so I wrote up my own page with a bunch of pictures.
Hopefully some will find it useful.
My first attempt at creating pages was done with Microsoft Frontpage
Express. This is a very basic WYSIWYG (what you see is what you
get) web page creator included in Windows 98 first edition. It
can be found for free download from various sites around the
internet. Basically, this sort of program allows you to build
pages without having to learn html code.
Recently, I found another WYSIWYG web page program called Nvu. It
free and although a bit buggy, it's pretty nice to use when you get
over a learning curve. I like the tables feature the best; it
allows you to structure the pages to look much more "professional"
And the banner was made with MS powerpoint. Saved as a .tif, then
put into photoshop and saved as a high quality .jpg
I've put these pages up on www.geocities.com
which is owned by Yahoo. I didn't spend a lot of time
looking for a web hoster, so I just stayed with what I chose in
They offer 15 M bytes of free web space. But their ads are
getting a bit more intrusive. Now I notice they leave a couple of
pop ups while visiting. Sorry about that, but that's the "price"
you pay to have free web hosting.
I welcome any questions or comments you have. Email me at this
address shown below. Sorry for the jpeg, but I'm trying to
avoid the incessant spammers with their scanning software.
Link to my site:
If you have a Jeep or Pontiac GTO oriented web site and you'd like to
link to my site, please do! Let me know and I'll link to your
site too. Links to and from web sites helps give them higher
rankings in search engines.