Late last week, the bossman mandated we create a Father's Day buyer's guide here on the Street Chopper website. It's not a bad idea; more than one chopper owner has fathered a few rugrats. Hell, some of us have gotten choppers just so we'd have a better chance at getting to practice the act with someone...
All semi-kidding aside, we don't want you getting any ties, socks, or sweater-type clothing for Father's Day. I also didn't want to just pick a bunch of press releases, organize them into a parts listing, and call it a day. We have an entirely separate buyer's guide for that. Besides, Father's Day is less than a week away and for as much as we all love the aftermarket, we want someone that can get you what you want in that time frame without having to wait for it to get made first. To those ends, I took a browse around Amazon's website to find you some cool stuff for your garage, for welding, or just a few laughs. I also tried to keep this list on the inexpensive side for kid-friendly budgets.
Feel free to share this stuff with those rugrats so you don't get a tie. You're welcome.
"...the first drive-in movie to combine the finest features of "Re-Animator," "Seven Samurai" and "She-Devils on Wheels…Three stars." -- -JoeBob Briggs, Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In
With a review like that how can you not at least take a look at this movie? Digitally remastered and restored, this cult classic from the 1980s features Academy Award® Winner Billy Bob Thornton (Monster's Ball, A Simple Plan, & Sling Blade) in the role that didn't make him famous. Chopper Chicks In Zombietown comes complete with Zombies, Rock N' Roll Music and tough, hard bodied biker beauties.
Your Mountaineer Brand Beard Care kit comes with everything you need to get your beard off to a good start. Of course this kit isn’t just for beginners. It’s great for those who want to keep their beards looking good and legendary. This kit comes complete with WV Coal Beard Oil, WV Coal Magic Beard Balm, WV Coal Beard Wash and oval brush.
If you're starting into welding, Ron Covell is a great resource for knowledge. In this easy-to-follow program, Ron Covell covers the basic processes used for TIG welding, covering proper machine setup, joint preparation, electrode selection and preparation, torch technique, and perhaps most importantly, what to check for when things go wrong! Ron’s thoughtful description of the welding process, coupled with the close-up photography that brings the action into clear view makes the seemingly difficult process of TIG welding easy to understand.
Metal signs are an old standby for decorating any mancave or garage. I came across this 16x13-inch Three Stooges one and got a kick out of it. This is a great gift that's pretty cheap, too.
When you're working with metal, it's generally a good idea to know what gauge you have for the job. Miller's gauge here also attaches to a key chain so you can determine metal thickness pretty much anywhere, like a swap meet, scrap yard, you get the idea.
The auto-darkening filter greatly reduces the need to flip the welding helmet up and down between torch placements, which helps to boost productivity by reducing the stop-and-start time needed with passive lens welding helmets. This feature can also reduce the need for grinding and rework by increasing torch placement accuracy, thus saving time, effort and money. When the arc is striked, the observing window darkens immediately. This welding helmet is suitable for all types of electro-welding: arc welding, gas shielded welding, etc. (except laser welding).
The dry erase feature is great for sketching out projects and brainstorming ideas while you toss back a cold one. The Igloo Eraser Board 3.2 cu ft Refrigerator features an ice cube tray with a separate ice cube chamber as well as a door basket for bottles and a convenient can dispenser. A flush-back design allows for flexible installation options. This Igloo eraser board refrigerator is CFC-free and has a built-in adjustable thermostat, making it easy to keep your food and drinks at the ideal temperature.