Paddy Wagon

Hand built - metal finished 1918 hot rod paddy wagon. Starting with an original 1918 heavily damaged cowl, the firewall was removed and a new smooth cowl fabricated and installed, next cowl vent delete, and cowl metal finished. Framing for the body was constructed out of 1x1 square tubing, top rail curve achieved with tubing roller with square dies. The original seat frame was rusted and bent, a new seat frame was reproduced using the old as a template with the letter '' B '' ( first letter of the owners last name ) profiled into the sheetmetal. .048 sheet metal was used to in roof panel, sides, and rear. Fenders and mounts fabricated and installed. Finished off with a Ford 302 cubic inch motor and backed by a 5-speed. 

Chop top - 1931 Studebaker

Chopping the roof of a 1931 Studebaker

1. Fabricate full bracing structure weld in place  before any cuts are made

2. Lay out measurements, the goal is accuracy

3. Step cuts are made at the ends of the panels for better metal controllability  during the welding process

4. Position top, this is where accuracy/experience come into play, an accurate cut/gap translates into a cleaner job   that doesn't require a lot of body filler to cover low quality metal work......... 

5. Place enough tack welds to securely hold pieces in place

6. Install doors, window frames, glass, etc check fitment

7. Recheck panel alignment/gaps and finish weld

Hood hinge kit - 1931 Studebaker

1970 Chevy C-10 custom firewall

Mini - tub Mustang 

Mini - tub installation - 1967 mustang

purpose : allows 3'' extra width to run a wider than stock tire/wheel combination

1. Clean and prep surfaces

2. Cut loose supports and rough cut inner wheel house

3. Trim and fit extended inner wheel house 

4. Weld, dress welds

5. Apply body sealant

6. Metal work finished

7. Ready for Raptor liner or body/paint finish

1938 chevy widen fenders

1950 Chevrolet Bed