The Fastest Jockey Box In The West
Rally stripes make everything faster. This is part of the laws of physics, maybe thermodynamics.
I rescued this vintage steel belted Coleman cooler and turned it into one awesome Jockey Box. It was brown and rusty, clear signs of being from the 70′s. Sanded down all the rust on the painted surfaces and then hit it with some Rust-O-Leum Primer, then a few base coats of Sail Blue followed by a clear coat. The clear coat was done to all the Chrome bits that also had some rust on them to stop the rust from growing and leave that “I’m old, who cares if there is some rust” look about it. Stole that idea from the Rat Rod community. However it would drive me bonkers to have a clear coated rusty hood on a car. Complete process pictures after the break
After all the paint was dry I found a 22mm hole saw which was the perfect fit for these shanks, which means I didn’t have to use the ugly black collar on these taps, they threaded in, secured with a nut and are super solid.
Then of course I had to dress it up with some branding and added a rally stripe that goes over the top and to the front side.
All that is left is to install a hole for hose access to come out but I need to find a nice solution for that instead of the ugly stuff I’ve seen before.