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Ron’s 1972 custom Chevy Cheyenne 4×4

Most of us have a classic car that we have dreamed of owning, but due to circumstances the opportunity has never presented itself.  With luck and time many dreams can become reality if we are patient enough…such was the case with Ron Braxling, and his dream of owning a 1972 Chevy Cheyenne 20 Super truck.  Ron had always been drawn…
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Family jewel 1938 Oldsmobile

I love hearing stories of vehicles that have been with a family for decades.  The tales of multiple generations enjoying road trips and vacations, along with thousands of miles of cruising are golden.  The story of the beautiful 1938 Oldsmobile you see gracing these pages is just such a tale. Way back in 1938 Grover Stanton and his two sisters…
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MetalWorks 1968 ProTouring Camaro build.

We finished up our 1968 ProTouring Camaro build, and put together a little video.  We hope you enjoy it.   Our camaro build sits on Forgeline wheels with Baer brakes.  Power comes in the form of a 427ci LS3 backed by a TREMEC 6spd.  TMI supplied the interior with gauges by Dakota Digital.  The impressive ride control is due to…
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MetalWorks attends the 61st annual Portland Roadster Show 2017

We had the honor of displaying our 1955 Chevy and 1968 Camaro ProTouring builds that the 61st annual Portland Roadster Show.  If you were able to attend the show you were in for a real treat, if not, you can still get a taste of the event from a handful of images we snapped while wondering the show plex.  …
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MetalWorks Restoration of Sheridan Hale’s 1937 Willys Coupe

The bone stock, survivor, Willys coupe you see before you could weaken the knees of nearly every hot rodder on planet earth.  Willys coupes dominated the Gasser Wars of the late 1950s and early 60s.  The coupe’s small, light weight bodies made for perfect drag cars, and the vast majority were converted into nose high, straight axle, drag strip warriors.…
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MetalWorks attends the 2017 Grand National Roadster Show

The Grand National Roadster Show has earned the title "The Grand Daddy of Them All," and we can certainly see why.  The event is stuffed inside 9 buildings on the Pomona fairplex along with a massive outdoor show area.  We put on our walking shoes and did our best to cover it all, we hope you enjoy a small peek…
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Paul’s MetalWorks built 65 Lincoln Continental

Lincoln Continentals have always been popular cars due to their long sexy lines, luxurious ride and amenities, and don’t forget about those amazing looking suicide doors.  At MetalWorks we had the privilege of building a heavily customized 65 Continental for a customer, and Paul Barnes took note of the build on our website.  After watching the process unfold online and…
In the end Dale has a great looking and performing truck that his family can enjoy for many years to come. Dale is also pleased that he can pass along the fond memories of his youth onto his children and grandchildren when he takes them for a cruise in his dream car…but this time with seat belts!!

Dale’s MetalWorks built 1952 Chevy Panel

The desire for many people to own a classic car is derived from memories of their youth.  Often this memory is a high school car, a first car, or a special connection to a vehicle owned by a family member.  The owner of this gorgeous 1952 panel truck is Dale, and he has many wonderful memories of riding in his…
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MetalWorks built Datsun 510

Datsun 510s have had a long cult following…loyal enthusiasts who have loved these cars long before their recent upswing in the collector car market.  One such 510 loyalist is Tim Bridges who makes his living as a body man and painter at MetalWorks Classsic Auto Restoration in Eugene, Oregon.  Tim’s dedication and excitement towards 510s spread to Jon Mannila, owner…
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Jerry’s 1967 Chevelle transformed from Street Car to ProTouring

Take a good look at this 67 Chevelle…pretty nice huh?  One would assume this beauty would be leaving a restoration shop, not arriving at one...but this is exactly how the 67 appeared when it arrived at MetalWorks Classics in Eugene, Oregon for a radical transformation.  You may be a bit confused, as was I when the sharp looking Chevelle arrived,…