My dad has done paint and body work for about 40 years, so he’s probably painted 10,000 cars in his career. From quickie jobs to full on restorations, he’s done it all, and continues to turn out great work on a regular basis. I thought I’d put together a post about his 2012 build highlights to show off some of his (and Wally Smith’s) handiwork. Check it out.
My dad’s longtime friend, Bill Sims is the owner of this ’59 El Camino. He’s owned it for many years, but my dad freshened it up this fall.
This one required a lot of work. It was a rusty car, and they swapped to an S-10 frame, so they did lots of fabrication to make it all work.
This ’55 Chevy came in the shop in July and my dad and Wally stripped it down for a custom paint job.
After a few months of rubbing, they laid down the paint and gave it a wild flamed paint job. The owner loved it and is putting the finishing touches on the car now.
Okay, this isn’t my cup of tea, but it’s one of the nicest Dodge A-100 vans I’ve ever seen. Most of the bodywork was already done, but my dad and Wally gave it a slick coat of paint.
Here’s another one they worked over for dad’s friend Bill.