Classic Industries Chop Cut Rebuild '53Here's a few sneak preview shots of what the crew at Classic Industries in Huntington Beach, California, is up to these days. We slid through the back door and got a quick glimpse of Mark Vogt and Tony Colombini putting some of the last minute touches on Classic Industries' new state-of-the-art shop/television studio. Having one of Classic Industries' project vehicles appear on TV's Chop Cut Rebuild is nothing new to the CI crew, but the secret build of their parts runner's '53 Chevy shop truck takes things to a whole new level. Mark Vogt let it slip that the CCR '53 build is significant because all of the talent involved in the actual construction of the Advance-Design Chevy has been an in-house effort-starting from the concept drawings done in Classic Industries' fully self-contained Graphic-Arts department, to the paint and fabrication work that will be done by Classic Industries' employees. It's interesting to note that all of the parts required to build the '53-from its TCI rolling chassis to the engine, transmission, and body parts-will be pulled right from the pages of Classic Industries' catalog.
Instead of giving us the swift boot, Mark Vogt invited Custom Classic Trucks back to witness the build, and maybe even throw in our two cents worth. We'll keep you guys posted. One thing is for sure: we are all going to have a lot of fun!
Monster Garage Painter Living In The House Of KolorWho could ever forget some of the wild custom paint jobs that Monster Garage's Tom Prewitt cranked out each week in the hit show's first two seasons? It didn't seem to matter whether Jesse James and his guest crew were converting a stock Chevy Suburban into a mobile Las Vegas wedding chapel, or turning a perfectly good stock Mustang into a high-speed riding lawnmower, it was always Tom's mastery with House Of Kolor's line of custom paint products that added the defining touch.
We recently caught up with Tom at Resurrection Customs & Hot Rods in Fullerton, California, swinging a pot full of House Of Kolor clear in a shiny new Devilbiss HVLP spray gun onto a glory-bound '54 Chevy. The candy apple doesn't fall far from the tree-the little cutie in the photo with Tom is his daughter, Shelby. We heard the word around the shop is that Shelby is as gifted as the old man when it comes to getting a vehicle ready for paint. Tom Prewitt can be reached at 714/870-6550 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.