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Post restoration follow up of our 1937 Willys coupe.

If you haven't read our previous BLOG post on our 1937 Willys coupe restoration, please do as it gives the coupe's amazing history and shows it in "un-restored" condition as well as incredible historical images.  I wanted to do a follow up post to showcase some images of the now "restored" coupe.          
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MetalWorks 1970 Chevy Z28 Camaro

Having heard the stories of many classic car enthusiasts over the years, I find there are some common themes.  The most consistent is stories about glory days from high school, the cool cars and unforgettable times with friends.  Perhaps it’s due to being highly influenced in our youth, or the heightened need to be “cool” and fit in but one…

MetalWorks attends SEMA 2017

Massive, amazing, and diverse is a good way to sum up SEMA.  At MetalWorks we stay on the cutting edge of technology for your classic car, and attending SEMA plays a big roll in doing that.  We hope you enjoy some of the images and videos captured this year. This Chevy camper was pure eye candy... https://youtu.be/FDWm99sXyaE      …
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MetalWorks attends Bonneville

Bonneville is hallowed ground for hot rodders, and we finally got the opportunity to hit the salt for ourselves.  Attending for the first time is similar to hitting Las Vegas for the first time...it's a visual overload.  We had a blast, and snapped a few pics to share...we hope you enjoy them.                …
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Fesler flush mount glass in a 1968 Firebird

Flush mounted glass is a great way to give your classic car a sleek and modern look, but it does come with a fair amount of work.  You need to factor in that classic cars were never designed for flush glass, so the factory openings will need to be reworked to accommodate for the new glass.  Factory glass was accented…
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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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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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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…