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Window frame tubing and tabs have been finished and installed

The window frames for the Camaro are bent to shape, and the window tabs welded up. The window templates have been made, now time to cut some Lexan. The Lexan has been attached to window framing then bolted up to top of the door flange. The secondary window latch has

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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 straight. We took some new 20 gauge steel and put

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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 holder had to be removable so that eventually the fiberglass rear

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Having the right tools for the job

We hear from many classic car owners in need of custom built performance parts. The photo below shows the new door hinges we just made for a 1936 Plymouth Convertible. We make custom parts.

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1968 Camaro Rolling Chassis -sold

Built to run Sportsman Class or Bracket Racing, NHRA Certified 8.50. This is a new car. Mild steel, TIG welded, tube chassis, U.S. Body Source Fiberglass Body, Harwood trunk lid, rear bumper, and extended hood. F1 Hood Scoop from Suncoast Race Cars. Aluminum tubs and rear floors, welded-in steel firewall, drivers floor, and

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The Vega Wagon Drag Car

  We are getting to the end of the pile of S&W chrome moly tubing. Engine and transmission placement are completed, setup for a Big Block Chevy. We were lucky to find a clean and straight sheet metal body, it’s a very important starting point. We only have a few more

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This 1936 Plymouth Coupe is going to be one COOL Hot Rod!

The boys in the shop have been chipping away at the ’36 Coupe project – mostly doing the stuff no one will ever see. Once we install the carpet and door panels we built, no one will see the steel sheet metal floor and firewall, and reworked body mounts or any electric system.

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1968 Chevy Camaro Roller

The ’68 Camaro drag car recently received NHRA certification to 8.50.  We’ve been busy wiring and placing components. The firewall is getting close to being completed – lots of welding and grinding have gone into this one. We are just about ready to give it a final final before paint. View all

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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 fixture. 1977 Vega Wagon- BEFORE photo:

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The 1936 Plymouth Coupe Dashboard

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. We built the gauge clusters panels to fit and match the original style. The

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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. The body is placed, but not yet secured, time to

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Chassis Fabricators in Northeast Tennessee

Spring has sprung, the dogwoods are flowering and our winter project has come out of hibernation. The Camaro chassis has been modified and fixed, then fully assembled, tore down, and painted. Now a few touch ups and we are ready to re-mount the body for the final time.

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We just finished these exhaust headers for the 68 Camaro

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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High Performance Chassis Suspension And Rear End

This Camaro is another project we have in the shop. We have been fitting the body and lining up the front fiberglass to the body. It’s all coming together. Chassis suspension; the photo below shows the upper wishbone has been fabbed up, the Chassis Engineering top gun 4-link bars and

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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 classic cars that are 80 years old. These new floor

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We Build Zoomies And 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 . . . and they look amazing! So then we got some

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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 big booty is from our next project a 1936 Plymouth

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1933 Plymouth Coupe in final stages of production

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 steel custom chassis. NHRA Certified. This is an ALL STEEL

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Custom Fabrication, Mig and Tig Welding

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 wheelie bars for the ’33 Plymouth.  We considered the wheel

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Making Exhaust Headers

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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

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

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 upper door hinge we made — that should last forever.

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Metal fabrication, math and creative visualization

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 fenders and widening them. This car will run a 275/60-15

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36 Coupe Chassis and Suspension

We started this 1936 Plymouth 5-window coupe project about 2 weeks ago. We found ourselves asking . . .What are we going to do with this 36 coupe project? How about make it into a bad ass hot rod. . .  OK. Here we are applying the front end parts.

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Need a custom rear end housing for your Street Rod?

Narrowed up street rod, small banjo, 9″ FORD rear end housing. Below a closeup of Moser engineering housing ends big FORD late. Ready for brackets.  Now on Monday we are ready to back half the 36 Plymouth. If you need a custom width rear end housing contact us today!

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The 33 Coupe Metal Fabrication and Design

The final “hit list” on this 33 Coupe is getting smaller every week. We started this 1933 Plymouth Coupe project 5 months ago — and with steady progress — we are nearing closure. This has been a great project for the iCanFab shop with lots of metal fabrication and welding!

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Brake System Components installed on 33 Coupe

Just finished installing all the brake components; including the master cylinder, residual valves, line lock, proportioning valve and brake light switch. Click the image to view larger.

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New restoration project arrived last night

Monday we hauled this 36 coupe back from Florida. If you have ever driven I-95, usually – it’s not the “thumbs-up” gesture you see on the roadway. But this trip was a hoot. Seeing all those fellow drivers who appreciate this type of classic was great. Needless to say, we

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In the final stages of this 1933 Plymouth Coupe build

We are in the final stages of mocking up the car, modifying suicide hidden door hinges, attaching grill shell mounts, radiator mounts, and stretching the hood to fit. Below shows the trans tunnel and drive shaft tunnel are in. We had to split front drive shaft loop to make the

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Metal fabrication with steel tube and sheet metal

Just a few months ago — this car was just a shell and a plumb bob. The guys in the garage have done some fantastic metal fabrication. Steel tube, sheet metal and aluminum are are all in play right now. Here are a few action shots from today.

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Metal Fabrication And The Creative Vision

There are many factors to consider when building a hot rod or any street car by yourself. First of all, do you have the skills required to build your own car? Secondly, do you have all the tools you will need to finish the project? If you answered no to

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Chassis and suspension design for high performance

This 1933 Plymouth Coupe project will be a multipurpose Hot Rod once complete. The project photos below document the chassis and suspension fabrication. When finished this Coupe will be a street car.  You will be able to drive this car on the street. Plus when you feel like it .

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A first look at the 1933 Coupe front end

The Nostalgia Chassis shipment finally arrived. The chassis kit arrived in a few big boxes and included a pair of front frame rails; a pair of rear frame rails; bent 1-5/8″ round main hoop crossmember; upper and lower A-arm mounts; tubular Pinto rack-and-pinion crossmember and mounts; complete roll cage assembly;

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33 Coupe after four days of notching pipe

The main cage is done.

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This 1933 Pymouth Coupe is next on the build list.

Metal fabrication is what we do best. And our new frame JIG table is coming in handy with this project. This coupe is a steel body car and the boys in the shop are all smiles now that they are creating another beauty. They are just now in the planning

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Fabricating exhaust headers for custom cars, race cars, hot rods and more.

We build custom headers for all types of vehicles, but these are for the 64 Chevelle race car project.  At our shop – skilled craftsmen fabricate precise fixtures for all sorts of needs on custom vehicles. Exhaust headers are just one of the custom fabrication jobs we are asked to

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Fabricating precision tools and parts out of metal.

Cutting, bending and welding — it’s all good! As a Journeyman Machinists Erik Skatfeld has been making parts out of metal for years. At iCanFab Erik fabricates custom precision parts from drawings and templates on a manual lathe and mill machines. One of the reasons we create custom street cars

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When you own a Street Rod it’s always something.

All over this great country you see alot of really nice classic cars on the road. This 1934 coupe is one of them. This local street rod came in for a few needed upgrades. During the initial inspection we noticed the upper radiator hose needed to be relocated  immediately –

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Looking forward to a weekend of drag racing at Super Chevy

UPS arrived – and we received important parts to finally start the car. It should be today. As you see below if you are looking for dzus fasteners – you may not find any locally because they are all on this car. You can see here the hatch back is

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We will be racing at Bristol’s Super Chevy Show this weekend.

This 72 Vega will be in the DOT (1/4 Mile) Sportsman Class at Bristol Here is an update on our status. Everything is coming together – but it’s crunch time – and we are awaiting final parts to arrive. I just talked to our Canadian connection and hope our few

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Getting ready for Super Chevy at Bristol Dragway

The shop is working hard to get this 72 chevy vega ready for the event. The entire chassis is painted and they are starting to put the car back together. We are still awaiting parts – so keep your fingers crossed we can make it all come together before the

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1934 Ford Coupe came to visit the shop

This beauty stopped by the shop this morning for a coffee. It makes us smile when we see Hot Rods like this 34 Ford Coupe on the road. If you see this car driving around the Tri-Cities — give him a thumbs up.

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Harry and his Rat Rod came to visit today

Many unique Hot Rods and Rat Rods are being built in this area of the country.  You may have seen this local rat rod the “Venomous Rat” at the local Elizabethton Cruise-n car show.

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Vega sheet metal firewall installed, now moving on to the transmission tunnel

The crew is busy working on the ’72 Vega installing the steel firewall. From poster board to aluminum template to final sheet metal firewall — they make it look as simple as 1, 2, 3.   Below are the floor pieces cut, trimmed and ready for installation. Look out Super

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The narrowed nine is ready

Another Vega component — off the list. Wildwood disc breaks, freshened the chunk, narrowed the rear, cleaned it up.

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Metal fabrication – another set of custom exhaust headers completed

Yesterday we tacked up a custom set of exhaust headers for our 1972 Chevy Vega project. Looking good!

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This 2×3 full chassis car now has a 14-point roll cage with a front crossmember modification

This chassis goes beyond the basics. We had the room – so we added more down bars going to the right spots on the frame. Now on to sheet metal . . .

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Chassis fabrication project is quickly progressing

The formula for successful chassis fabrication includes proper project management. Once a vehicle enters the iCanFab shop it is put on a strict schedule of production. To meet these deadlines, resources need to be ordered and a build schedule for all components is created. We do this because our goal

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Building an NHRA certified 12-point roll cage with EWS mild-steel tubing

Roll cages work in a variety of car configurations, and play a large roll in a vehicles overall ET. All roll cages require different elements to the cage’s design depending on the type of car. This 1972 Vega had poor modifications done previously  – so we removed them all. This

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