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Sheet Metal Fabrication

Bead rollers, brakes and benders are just a few of the metal fabrication tools used to create custom sheet metal work. Sheet metal firewalls and racing tunnels are unique to each vehicle. This is another example of the craftsmanship at iCanFab. Sheet Metal Fabrication.

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Wiring The Vega Wagon

We’ve been making great progress finalizing the Vega Wagon build. Below you will notice; relays, timers, hot posts, coils, capacitors, wire, solenoids and MSD boxes. The brakes are plumbed. We like the Racepak. Stainless side exit exhaust … yahoo. Sheet metal almost done  — doing the final check — making minor adjustments

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Posted in FOR SALE: 1977 Chevy Vega Wagon NHRA 6.0
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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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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 easily. Tunnel sheetmetal is fastened together with aircraft type smash

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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 shows the quarter panel and inner and outer wheelhouses and

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Metal Fabrication: Stretching the wheel wells on the Vega Wagon

We were having a little problem getting the 31-inch drag slicks in and out of the vega wheelhouse, so just imagine a 32- or 33-inch tire. The vega quarter panels did not have any bondo so it was an obvious candidate for a wheelhouse stretch. So this wagon just received a 4-inch wheel opening

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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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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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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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1968 body off and chassis flipped

We flipped the car to finish the TIG welding on the underside of the chassis. Cleaning up the chassis and getting ready for paint. TIG weld firewall inserts.

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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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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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This Custom Pro Street 5-Window Coupe and Metal Fabrication

We are in the final days of this 33 Coupe Custom Build. We started this Plymouth project in November 2014, and it will be finalized this week (9/30/2015). Metal fabrication is our specialty and this all steel car has alot of it. The only non-steel part of this car is

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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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How to fit 10 gallons of stuff into a 5 gallon bucket. . .

One of the challenges with this custom car build is fitting everything into this Hot Rod and making it look good. This type of custom car build is a step-by-step process of modifying and tweaking specific areas that are unique to this car. With this 33 Coupe we don’t have

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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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Proudly Over-Engineered

The 1972 Vega just received it’s NHRA chassis certification to 8.50. The tech inspector comments were the car was built like a 7.50 car. This Vega can be whatever you want! This car currently has DOT street tires, runs on pump gas, and has a new JEGS 350 SBC crate

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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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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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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 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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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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Cutting, Bending, Welding and Assembling

We make custom exhaust headers. Usually with custom street cars or race cars, off-the-shelf parts just wont fit. The below photo shows a great example — custom headers fixed this racers steering obstruction. The below photos shows a few other metal fabrication items made here at iCanFab. The race wing,

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