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.
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.
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.
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.
While looking for a new car to build, Todd Jubert owner of the The Interior Shop told me a friend of his whom they call Uncle Bob, had a ‘41 Cadillac Sedanette sitting at his house for sale. I gave him a call and he said it would be a solid car to start with. I talked to my friend Rick Dore about the car and we decided to go take a look at it. After inspecting the car I decided to buy it. This is what it looked like right where we found it.