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Thursday, 26 August 2010 17:26

Building A Numbered Car Exactly Like the Red Mist, Part Two

Written by Rich Evans

 Back to the Red Mist project. The car is identical to the one in the movie Kick Ass and is on its way back to Woody Frees and his sons. Paying attention to detail and quality is what it’s all about. Never be in too much a hurry to do a project. Just make sure you get it done right.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 18:48

Building a Pinewood Derby Race Car

Written by Rich Evans

This month I’ve got a really cool project that’s gonna take us out of the big garage and put us in the small garage. I know you guys have heard of the Pinewood Derby races, usually involving the Boy Scouts. Now we have something called SEMA Pinewood Races Builder Race.

Thursday, 24 June 2010 21:37

Building A Numbered Car Exactly Like the Red Mist in ‘Kick Ass’

Written by Rich Evans

I got a really interesting request for a cool project from a guy out in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Woody Frees.

Thursday, 27 May 2010 22:33

Building a Custom Trophy for ‘The School of the Year’

Written by Rich Evans

This month we’re going to cover a little different category than repair steps and procedures or building hot rods or repairing vehicles We’re going to talk about getting creative and using your mind to build with car parts.  I wrote a column in Autobody News (Sept. 09) about building a trophy for a Long Beach car show which was a big charity event last year. Ed Sunkin, an editor from Tomorrow’s Technician (a Babcox company), contacted me saying “I read that article on that trophy you built. We’ve got this school of the year award coming up and we wanted to know if you want to build a trophy?”

Friday, 30 April 2010 22:44

Working On a ‘57 Thunderbird With Old School Tools & Techniques

Written by Rich Evans

We are going to switch it up this month and go back to the old school way of fixing things on a `57 Thunderbird. A friend from New York shipped me out his Thunderbird, and there’s a good story behind it. His Dad had it in the family for awhile and took it for its last drive before turning it over to his son. We know what happened from there. It got in a car accident and took a heavy hit to the front. My buddy knows my work and was prepared to ship me the car from New York, so I told him ‘no problem, I could fix it.’

Wednesday, 28 October 2009 09:18

Evans --- A Smaller Project Can Be Time or Budget Killer Without Precautions

Written by Rich Evans

I had what I thought was a small project, but it turned out to be harder than expected. Tom Foster is a buddy and a serious bike builder who’s been around for a couple of decades. He’s got a bike called an EVO HD Bushido that he’s building, and he came to me do the body and paint work.  

A couple of months ago I was approached by my buddies, Kevin and Victor, about making a unique trophy for this year’s charity Long Beach Car show. We wanted it to be unique and authentic and it occurred to me to use scraps and miscellaneous parts from around the shop.

Friday, 31 July 2009 17:00

Evans - Custom Chevy Bel-Air Headliner Shows Both Sides of Marilyn

Written by Rich Evans

At Huntington Beach Bodyworks, we recently began a new project: restoring a ’57 Chevy Bel-Air. In this article we will focus on the main ‘showpiece’ of this car, a custom airbrushed headliner. For this project I brought in airbrush artist Matt Van Wingerden after seeing some of his amazing mural and portrait work.

Monday, 06 July 2009 17:42

Evans --- Harley Tank Repainting, Same Color But Better—Lots of Steps

Written by Rich Evans

I’ve got a couple of Harley tanks that a customer wants to repaint. He’s had this paint job for 10 years and it’s got a couple cracks where the tank is leaking and the paint is starting to bubble up. He wants it done in the identical color using flames.

Monday, 08 June 2009 12:58

Evans --- The H2O Knight

Written by Rich Evans

This 2008 GT Mustang is going to be the first numbered car in a series. It’s also the first car I’ve done using a waterborne refinish, thanks to PPG’s Envirobase.®