Chopper is a 1941 Chevy rat rod that we started for a customer. This little beauty has a 4.5" rear / 3.5" front chop. We did this so we would not have to channel the roof. This is done by laying the "A" pillars back about 1.5". The frame is a 7" front Z with a massive 15" rear kick up. The rear suspension is using Carrera coil overs and the front is an OEM ford axle and suicide spring.
I hated to see her go, but this little rat rod has gone on to a new owner in Indiana. He has some great plans to make this his Friday night cruiser.
Shorty is a great little 1942 Chevy truck that we took on trade at the shop. At this time we have built a frame that uses a model A front and rear spring. I am planning on transforming this little Rat Rod into a very low and bobbed Hot Rod, but time will tell. The rear will be completely exposed without a bed. The only thing we are stumped on at this time is whether to use the 235 c.i. or the 400 sbc that we have purchased for it.
Here we have a 1929 Graham Paige that a gentleman from New York delivered to the shop to build. It arrived without a top after a very bad storm during delivery ripped it and the bows out. The customer said every shop he went to wanted to restore it, but he wanted a bagged and slammed ride. This has been a very fun build. :)
How often does this opportunity come along? I met the owner of this car while picking up a used radiator I purchased. As soon as I seen her I asked if I could take flexible shape patterns off of it. Luckily he enjoys metal shaping as much as I do and invited me to his Saturday morning breakfast ritual with his car buddies. After breakfast I was invited over to take patterns.
Here is a 1927 T that I am working on for a buddy. The belt line, rockers and wheel wells are shot. He also had no truck lid so I am creating a whole new rear from scratch.
Well here I am picking up another project. I met a gentleman In Kentucky to pick this one up. The story is that this ex race car from Alabama sat in a barn for quite some time before I got it. This 28 / 29 Ford Model A Roadster body was picked up because I personally have been looking forward to building one for a long time. At this time I am in the middle of creating a hiboy style frame with a mild kickup.
Jake's 29 came to me as a fenderless car on a stock chassis. The car was just too tall so prior to arrival the owner gave her a haircut and done a great job I might add. This has turned out to be a fun build. I will add more pictures as the build progresses.
Not that I don't have enough to do. A Customer asked me to build him a few panels for his 28 / 29 Roadster pickup. I couldn't stop at just one and created a couple more panels for myself. After hand fabricating a whole door you may as well just build the whole vehicle. This RPU will be placed on one of our frames and be up for sale as a roller.
Here is a frame that we built for Van Hugh In St Louis. The truck began as a 28 Dodge 4-door sedan with a tree growing up through it. The body had to be cut in half to get it out of the woods. After a little more chopping he ended up with a suicide door chop top pickup. It has a 4-link rear, narrowed 9" and a dropped front axle. The drivetrain is a 540 c.i. Ford rated at over 600 hp and a Turbo 400 w/ variable speed torque converter. Just another fine example of one man's idea of a hot rod.
Whitey Ford is a great little 45 Ford that we came across a while back. At this time we are still determining exactly what we are doing with her. All I know is she is going to be far from the dump truck she once was and I want to fit her in soon. We'll keep you posted on this little Hot Rod.
Well the 54 is running again. We have rebuilt the tired old motor and got her going again. Nothing more to say than this has to be one of my favorite cars and I am so glad to be working on it.. Check back as additional pictures will be added as we work on it.
I have to start by saying that we do not build bikes. I have been wanting a bike for some time. After a trip to Illinois for a donor bike and talking with a good friend over at American Rides Choppers we decided to have them help us build one for myself. I am very happy with the way it is turning out and wanted to put it on the site to give them props. If you are looking for a bike please check them out.