Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Bitchin' Rides

hobbies du jure 


  Bitchin' Rides has edged out Wheeler Dealers as my favorite gear-head show.  Dave Kindig owns Kindig-It Design, a car customizer in Salt Lake City.  I'll use this as an example of their design prowess.  A client brought in a 1959 Buick Invicta. This is the last car in the world I'd want in my garage, in any condition.  However, by show's end I not only would love to own it, I'd find a way to mount it on my living room wall.  Kindig-it does everything in house; their style is "clean lines."  They custom manufacture steel and aluminum bodies; instruments, door openers, blah-blah-blah.  They can print parts on their 3-D printer, they have a giant plasma cutter,  paint and upholstery departments that are magnificentANDthey can put an entire car on a "rotisserie" and rotate  for access.  The staff are expert. The downside is that I'm about to run out of new episodes.  (Velocity)

Also see: Dave Kindig and Bitchin’ Rides Are Taking Over the Hot Rod World (v Chip Foose)


JLW III said...

Here's my project being done for me at Industrial Chassis Inc. out in Phoenix. It consists of a 1953 Studebaker coupe being merged with a 2007 Cadillac CTS-V (6.0l and 400bhp of V8 goodness backed by a Tremic T56Magnum 6-speed).

Have you ever seen a 60 year old car with so little structural rust?


Juice said...

That is such a sweet ride it is almost unbelievable. Talent on loan!

Rodger the Real King of France said...

holy mack'l andy! I hesitate to ask what something like this costs in zlotneys?

Ralph Gizzip said...

As sweet as that Invicta looks, didja see the "Copper Caddy"?

Rodger the Real King of France said...

Yes, right after the Buick ... these guys NEVER miss.

Kim du Toit said...

Their motto should be: "Keeping Ugly On The Road Since 1972"

Sonoboy said...

Leno's original front drive Toronado body dropped onto a modern Corvette chassis still floats my boat.

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