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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,…
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A day at Art Morrison Enterprises with MetalWorks

At MetalWorks we pride ourselves in being the largest Art Morrison chassis dealer in America, but beyond that we cherish the deep working relationship we have developed with the crew at AME.  Come tag along with us as we take a closer look inside the facility that we feel produces the absolute crown jewel in chassis performance for your classic…
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Bob and Barb Mullin’s 1957 Chevy restoration by MetalWorks

I love telling the story behind classic cars and their owners.  Over the years I’ve spun many a tale, and a reoccurring theme I have found is the tendency for classic car owners to hold onto their cars for years…unlike our current era of disposable cars.  Bob and Barb Mullins have a pair of classics they have held onto for…
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Lucas Lambert’s MetalWorks built 1965 Lincoln Continental

Many car enthusiasts were influenced by automobiles at a very young age, often at an unconscious level…but something left an impression that led to a future obsession.  Lucas Lambert has his Grandfather’s car dealership and car collection to blame…or thank for his “need” of automobiles.  Lucas recalls of all the cars that came and went, there was always a long…
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Jason Friedman’s MetalWorks built 1969 Pro Touring Camaro

     If you were a lawn mower in Jason Friedman’s neighborhood as a young boy, you would have lived in fear of being torn to pieces by a young man curious of all things mechanical.  This is probably a common story for many of us who started out our car hobbies by tearing down and modifying everything from bicycles,…
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Trucks of SEMA 2016

Trucks have always been popular, and their presence was very strong at this year's SEMA 2016 show.  Here are some that we snapped photos of...which one is your favorite?   Trucks are often the work horses of hot rod and restoration shops, and often take on custom features themselves to show off the shop's talent.  Other trucks lived hard lives…