Shhhhhh, Dynamat

It’s getting closer all the time. Retro fitting a car for all modern conveniences takes a little head skratching, planning and sacrificing -like adding A/C, we tucked it up inside the dash which meant no stereo and a really small glove box, and because the bench seat was toast we went with bucket seats which gives us a space between the seats for a consol. 

In between the big jobs

I can sqeeze in little ones, like this -a roll pan on a 47 Ford for Bob. This one was straight forward till I found that while the car was straight the fenders were not, so which one to go with? And then ignor the other side -math doesn’t lie. Once we had made the pan, Bob was going to have the fenders made to match. 

Winter has arrived -fingers crossed it melts soon

Some have to sleep outside this winter -in a half done state -just back from paint!!!!! Damn it. One day I will drive this truck, this shot makes me think what if Bob Ross painted trucks in his landscapes


Shirts…. Finally

I’m probably the biggest procrastinator you’ll ever know. 7+ years later I finally had some shirts and hoodies made. I worked with my friend Joe Giampapa to come up with a fun design. We all have a drawer of black T-shirts, so I mixed it up a bit… I even went with purple -still not sure about it. I never liked those thick Tshirts especially on hot days in the shop, so these are a bit thinner and about 1000% more comfortable. 

Patti’s 54 is back from paint

 And now begins the meticulous process of reassembly. With NO scratching! What can go wrong, all these aftermarket products will fit fine….

As Dave’s car comes to a close

    Lots of build shots coming of this car, I loved this build! It’s been a great car to work on. Although we changed or modified every last thing it came together so easy, almost like it wanted to be built. 

    Something funny

    So Travis was telling us a story about his friends “Skin Boat” while we were reassembling his truck after paint -I’ve never heard this term before and found it pretty damn funny…. he also mentioned he wanted a punisher skull where the old Chevy logo was -I couldn’t help myself but combine them both! We have been laughing all day!  



    Random pic


    George’s truck is Done…..

    It’s been here a long time and it’s evolved and changed many times, all the while George’s passion was crazy for the build, he really likes the designing process and coming up with interesting ways to solve the challenges I was presenting him with almost daily. I look forward to future builds with him….. This is just some of the highlight photos and they can’t convey how much work has gone into this build -when doing a project like this we send hundreds of photos to not only show progress but also to get the customers input, it’s our job to build his dream, and to George Attention to Detail is Key.

    Fancy Wheel Discs

    George wanted to use Cymbals for wheel discs… But they didn’t fit -so we needed to reshape them to work. First I tried the Pullmax, it worked but made a mess of it; the only option was to spin them -if they were aluminum it would have been easy. We started by making a form of the final shape from glued and screwed MDF board, we tried to spin and reshape the cymbals but they are thick and didn’t want to move so we had to anneal them, we clamped them in the lathe and turned them as much as we could then annealed them again -and repeat… over and over again. We also found a great video on how cymbals are made.