Category: Custom Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Wing

The owner wanted to keep his tires planted at the big end — we told him to try this. The side spill plates were kept minimal. The vehicle originally showed up for a rear window replacement and new decklid due

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Custom Metal Fabrication

What came first the Tonneau or the Wing? The only way to make this wing work was to have a tonneau cover to direct air to the wing. This tonneau is in two pieces and Dzus fastened — we call

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The Vega Wagon Gets Side Exit Headers

2 1/4″ primaries with 4″ merge collectors, 18 gauge 304 stainless steel. . . A few hours . . . and a dozen “J” bends later. . .  Can’t wait to hear them!

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Getting up to speed on the Vega Wagon build

1977 vega wagon drag car

The Vega is nearing completion!  The body has been removed for the final time after welding in the firewall.  We have flipped the chassis and air panned it. The passenger side could be aluminum, but we made it steel getting ahead of

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Custom Sheet Metal For Drag Car

T2, as we call it, gets new tin after replacing both rear frame rails, and ladder bar crossmember due to rot and rust. All sheet metal has been replaced. Per NHRA rules the driver floor must be steel, but everything else

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The G-Body Shuffle

GM G body frame issues

The G-body designation was originally used for 1969–1972 Pontiac Grand Prix and 1970–1972 Chevrolet Monte Carlo personal luxury coupes. The term “G-Body Shuffle” became popular in the drag racing community for the vehicle’s side-to-side motion of the rear end after

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Tranny Tunnel Vision

This project showed up missing the trans tunnel cover but had the Dzus tabs mounted. Double frame rails were high in the car so overall tunnel height was kept to a minimum so carbon fiber dash can be attached and removed

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Making wheelie bars and putting the vega back together

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Electrical Wiring — The Right Way

This last season we have wired a few cars in the shop. The ’33 Coupe Pro Street, the 1969 Camaro drag car, 72 Chevy Vega Pro Street, these all have a much more complicated wiring system than this classic ’70 Cuda pictured

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Making This Chevelle Great Again

This Chevelle is going through a transformation – from race car to daily driver. This 67 Chevelle showed up tubbed and narrowed with a Dana 60 and a reworked frame. Originally we were simply replacing trunk floor and quarter panels. Below

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Metal Fabrication in Northeast Tennessee

Below are a few fabrication projects using aluminum and steel sheet metal. The three-piece trans tunnel below is easily removable – yet strong – all Dzus fastened. The rear wing below is more than just sheet metal fabrication – it is

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Plymouth Coupe Sheet Metal Fabrication

The ’36 Coupe sheet metal fab work is nearing completion. Time to tackle the dreaded . . . hole in the roof. We had to cut the hole in the roof even larger to clean-up the edges and make it

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Drag racing parachute and wing plus new Plymouth coupe flooring

The ’68 Camaro And Metal Fabrication This Stroud Pro Stock parachute just fits under the new wing we made for the 68 Camaro. We have been playing around with the side spill plate size and shape. The drag racing parachute bag

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Having the right tools for the job

metal fabrication tools at icanfab

We have many customers in need of custom built performance parts. The photo below shows the new door hinges we just made for a 1936 Plymouth Convertible. If you need custom parts made – we can help.

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Stretched Chevy Vega Wagon

Getting started with our S&W Race Chrome Moly Chassis Kit. Tacking up — making sure everything fits just right. The stretch is all in the front, and hard to see without the Glasstek fiberglass front cap. Setting up front struts in the front end holding

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The 1936 Plymouth Coupe Dashboard

36 plymouth coupe resto

This 1936 Plymouth Coupe originally came to us with just a round cluster in the center of the dash. Luckily the car came with extra parts – one which was a deluxe factory dash – so we opted for that.

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We Build Custom Cars.

Building chassis on the jig table

Just a few chassis fabrication tools we use at the shop. If you work around machinists, architects, builders or other craftsmen, you are probably familiar with these tools. Here at the race shop our goal is to build it right the first

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68 Camaro Chassis Fabrication

Before we placed the body back on we had to make and TIG weld the drivers floor. The center “X” under the floor and both left and right foot wells – all in steel. The passenger floor is aluminum and removable with Dzus fasteners.

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Chevy Beretta Drag Racing Project On The Jig Table

Jim Oddy

This Jim Oddy race car was purchased from ODDY’s Automotive. It is a stretched Chevy Beretta. These photos are from 1989 the early days of PRO MOD. Jim Oddy is known for pushing the limits of his drag cars. In true Jim

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We just finished these exhaust headers for the 68 Camaro

Custom Fabrication

These look like a candelabra! They will be attached to an All Aluminum 555 Big Block. Plus we fabricated this custom gauge cluster for the Camaro.

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Sheet Metal Fabricators

These are floor pans. These sheet metal floor pans are not from a parts store. They are custom made for our 1936 Plymouth Coupe project. High Quality Sheet Metal Panels Sheet metal and body panels are the usual issue with

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We Build Zoomies And Custom Headers

Zoomie Custom Headers

Below are the custom exhaust headers we built for the 33 Plymouth Coupe. We just got them back from Cerakote Coating, plus we found a local stainless steel and aluminum polisher that dipped these Edelbrock Competition Merge Collectors . .

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Bringing back the oldies with metal fabrication

At 79 years old this 5-window coupe needed some “reconstructive surgery” when we first brought it to the shop. Like any good plastic surgeon we followed the natural flow of the curves — to avoid that un-natural forced look. This

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1933 Plymouth Coupe in final stages of production

one of a kind plymouth coupe

A sneak peak of the Coupe as we start to put the car back together. This custom 1933 Plymouth 5-window Coupe is not chopped. The body has been channeled 6″ over a Chris Alston double frame rail, round tube, mild

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Custom Fabrication, Mig and Tig Welding

wheelie bar fabrication

All good chassis fabricators knows that making each element look good and fit within the parameters of the project can be challenging. When making any type of custom car parts we search of the optimum setup. We recently made these

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Making Exhaust Headers

custom exhaust
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Metal Fabrication

metal fabrication

The side canards have been tacked in place on this project. Once they are finalized they will mimic the curves of the car. Not only will it look cool – they will help increase the aerodynamics and air flow.

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Metal fabrication and these Plymouth Coupe projects

Plymouth Coupe

Both of the Plymouth Coupe projects are progressing. At iCanFab we have the right tools, and team, to properly execute a custom street car build from scratch.

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Making custom door hinges for the 36 Coupe

door hinges made for coupe

The forward exposed door hinge on the this 1936 Plymouth is not a good design, and nobody sells a door hinge kit for this car. But the car still needs two doors that operate correctly. This photo shows the completed

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Metal fabrication, math and creative visualization

Metal Fabrication and the creative vision

Anyone restoring a 1936 Plymouth Coupe can buy a fiberglass fender online. For this coupe that would not be the case. We are lucky enough to have a decent looking metal fender to start with.  We are keeping the steel

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