Dave’s 35 3 Window

Some progress on the sedan turned coupe, had to make some artistic liberties with the sides of the roof where it meets the door, as I want to keep to super cool way the 35 door windows open -more pics soon…






Dave’s is now a 3 window

I had the shop to myself today, so I tuned in the 80’s station, got all jacked up on coffee and planned out where the cuts would happen then went to work. Nice thing about this chop is there is extra metal in the roof so no filler pieces are required. Just a ton of welding to do, then start mocking up the trunk lid location.









Dave’s 35 -A 3 Window Wanna Be

If you can’t find a 3 window you build one… all the curves are there, we just need to relocate them and might as well chop it while we’re at it, 5″ out 8″ remain. I’m jealous how this car has come together so easy, a part from here, a part from there -Boom, a complete driveline; I think sometimes cars want to get back on the road.

George’s Truck

It’s starting to take shape, not to much more to go before we come to the crossroad -put the wiring, liquids, etc in it for a test drive or rip it apart, sandblast and paint.


Still some cool old Flatty’s out there, the 59B is slated for my 39 Mercury, But I’m torn on the V8-60 -this is the coolest engine I’ve had in a while, it must have came from a vintage hydroplane, looking at old pics they seem the same with all the same speed equipment and mods -I wanted to use the 60 in a roadster pickup, but I think it should go back into a vintage Hydroplane…

Bruce’s T is Gone…

Jobs done, now he has a car that he can put his own character into -all the hard parts and large items are located -I refer to this style of built as a 75%’er, for me this kind of build works best and the customer gets to be involved. This is the second car I’ve built for Bruce but he’s not done yet, when picking this one up he dropped off another…

Is it Worth it….

I’ve built a lot of cars, but old GM’s are the worst, once the wood is gone your left with a bunch of floppy panels. I’m thinking of making the doors part of it -weld it shut and keep it low enough so you can just hop over the doors, but how do you slam a car and keep the fenders that low off the ground? 13″ 100 spoke wires! Maybe an SR20 motor… the seating area is huge and it has a rumble seat! -lots of room to splay out, I know it could be cool, but at what cost to my brain…


Laser grills

As you may remember the 56 Cadillac has a square interlocking grill, since we’re using the Caddy bumper on the Pontiac /Chevy and the customer didn’t want to run the original grill we decided to make one similar to the Caddy. Painted black and a polished edge will look good in the Pontillac






Rather than punching the same old louvers, Ryan wanted something a little different for the hood of his truck. We laid out the pattern measuring at least 100 times then cut the lines with a grinder, then used the English wheel and the Louver Die I had made up to roll back and forth until the louver was fully formed. We had to remove all the inner bracing and reweld it back in once the hammer and dollying was done -might as well fix the dents while were at it





George’s truck

George has got some whacky ideas… And I love them, don’t know how this one will end up because it changes every time he shows up