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18Oct/080

The Interior Shop’s 1954 chevy 210

1954 Chevy

Todd Jubert, owner of The Interior Shop, decided he wanted to build a ‘54 Chevy for his new driver. So after he found one, he dropped it off at our shop for some work. First thing to get after was shaving some of the trim he did not want. After that we cut his old fire wall out and installed a new one from Bitchin Products. We also did a little rust repair while we were welding stuff up.

Next Todd wanted us to slam his car to the ground. So we started the bag job. In the back we did a 2 link style suspension with a pan hard bar and we mounted Slam Specialties air bags over the axle. We also did a custom curved C notch to match his frame. We also moved his fenders up a few inches to clear his tires. In the front of the car we stripped his old suspension and installed a Fat Man ultra low front end. I don’t think this is going to be quite low enough for Todd so we will probably do a bit more trimming to get the car to lay flat on the frame rails.

That’s all we have for now. Todd is undecided if he wants to chop it or not so we might have a bit more cutting to do.  Check back for updates and more progress.

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

1954 Chevy

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13Oct/081

1941 Caddilac Part 3: Chopping the Roof

Chopping Roof

We decided to do a 4-6 chop on my Cadillac. While figuring out how much to chop it, myself and a few friends including Floyd Oldewurtel, Keith Dean, and Rick Dore decided that I should also give it a hair cut and take a inch to an inch and a half out of the crown.

Chopping Roof

Chopping Roof

Chopping Roof

Chopping Roof

Rick Dore & Keith Dean Taking a Break

Rick Dore & Keith Dean Taking a Break

Roof

Roof

Roof

Roof

Keith Dean, Kevin & Robby

Keith Dean, Kevin & Robby

Chopped

Chopped

After the roof was done I decided I would lead the roof and get the body work close before handing it off to my body guy to finish. Here are a few pics we took along the way.

Leading

Leading

Leading

Leading

Leading

Leading

Leading

Leading

7Oct/081

1941 Cadillac Part Two: Air Ride Suspension

After we brought the Cadillac to the shop we knew we needed to get it on the ground. So we started in the front with a set of Fat Man dropped uprights. Next, we made some bag cups and clearanced the frame for the Slam Specialties air bags to fit. After the front was done we moved to the back of the car where we built a custom triangulated 4 link. We mounted the bags on the lower bars to give the rear of the car more lift and we retained the original Knee action shocks. Now that we have the car nicely planted on the ground it is time to move on to the roof chop. We will finish up with the air management when we have a running car. For now the car is on schrader valves.

Bags

Bags

Cadillac 4 Link

Cadillac 4 LinkBags

6Oct/081

Famous

Rolls & Pleats Magazine

Just stopped by Go Kat Go and picked up the Jan.-Feb.-Mar. 2008 issue (Number 28) of rolls & pleats magazine. The orange Merc that we did for Rick Dore was in the pictures from the La Roadster Show. It even mentions the shop along with Kevin’s name in it next to the names of Rick Dore and John Aiello. Thanks rolls & pleats.

Rolls & Pleats Magazine

Rolls & Pleats Magazine

Rolls & Pleats Magazine

Rolls & Pleats Magazine

 

"Terrific tangerine color on this Rick Dore Merc, which features body work by John Aiello and suspension work by Kevin Brumfield (Grunion Fabrication)."

2Oct/080

Rancho’s Yamaha Rhino Long Travel Suspension System

Introducing the new Rancho Yamaha Rhino Long Travel System for the 04-07 and 2008. This system will give your Rhino an additional 4″ per side making your UTV less likely to roll and giving it an aggressive looking stance. This race-inspired long travel kit will allow you to brave any kind of terrain. The experts from Rhino engineered this system with the highest quality products available using 6061 aluminum CNC machined upper control arms, HSLA formed steel lower control arms, self lubricating control arm bushings, and inner tie rod and high strength tie rod ends.

This kit comes standard with Rancho’s awesome RS9000XL nine position adjustable coil over shocks in the front and the rear. This gives your Rhino an upgrade that is not only easy but makes a dramatic enhancement in ride quality and increased suspension travel. These custom engineered UTV shocks are individually valved for the UTV application. They have a custom rate Eibach coils along with an anodized aluminum reservoir, stainless steel braided hoses, and self lubricating bearings.

Other standard features of the Rancho long travel suspension kit are high strength rod ends and uniballs, front and rear axle shafts, and front and rear frame stiffeners. It also requires no spindle modifications, allows you to adjust the front camber, and allows you to reuse your stock wheels. Other features include improved ground clearance and enhanced stability.

Specifications:

  • A-Arm width: +4″ wider per side
  • Wheelbase: 2″ forward, 2″ rear
  • Wheel travel: 11″ with no body modification

Features:

  • Billet 6061 Aluminum CNC machined upper control arms
  • HSLA formed steel lower control arms
  • Self-lubricating control arm bushings
  • Includes inner tie rod and high – strength
  • Adjustable front camber
  • Includes RS9000XL coil over shocks with MYRIDE 9 position tuning system
  • Utilize high strength rod ends and uniball
  • Front and rear axle shafts
  • Includes front and rear frame stiffeners
  • Allows reuse of stock wheels
  • No spindles modifications required

Benefits:

  • Improved ground clearance
  • Enhanced ride quality
  • Increased suspension travel
  • Enhanced stability
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