Category: Custom Metal Fabrication

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

1936 Plymouth Coupe Build

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

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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

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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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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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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

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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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High Performance Chassis Suspension And Rear End

pro mod race car builders

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

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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

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

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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36 Coupe Chassis and Suspension

plymouth coupe

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. .

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Need a custom rear end housing for your Street Rod?

drag racing rear end

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

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The 33 Coupe Metal Fabrication and Design

wiring the pro street

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

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Brake System Components installed on 33 Coupe

wiring and brakes

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

plymouth coupe restoration project

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

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In the final stages of this 1933 Plymouth Coupe build

metal fabrication

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

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Metal fabrication with steel tube and sheet metal

metal fabrication

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.

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Metal Fabrication And The Creative Vision

pro street chassis suspension

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

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Chassis and suspension design for high performance

engine placement

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

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A first look at the 1933 Coupe front end

suspension and chassis fabrication

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;

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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.

Building a 33 Plymouth Cuope

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

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