Author Archives: Wes Adkins

  1. Shop Update

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    Wild Wes Hot Rod Factory’s new facility is quickly filling up. We have also added some new faces to the team. Lots of work going on.!  Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on all the projects we have going on.

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  2. 2018 SEMA Update

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    Don’t underestimate what most people considered just a paint shop. Check out all the custom fabrication by Wild Wes Hot Rod Factory on this build. Custom built 2X4 and 4X4 frame rails, heavy duty Wild Wes Signature Series 4link, Detroit Speed X-Gen 595 front suspension, hand fabricated and custom bead rolled floor and belly pans, Custom tunnel, Custom wheel tubs, Custom one off headers and exhaust system.


  3. 1956 Ford SEMA Update

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    Progress continues on our 1956 Ford Victoria project for SEMA. Hand fabricated floor boards and transmission tunnel have been installed along with a custom firewall that is recessed to allow more engine clearance. Vintage Air has joined our build as a sponsor and we have installed one of their compact a/c units. We would also like to welcome US Chemical as our body filler supplier. We used two Y-block valve covers to custom fabricate a simulated tank top on our Be Cool Radiator to give it a vintage styling with modern cooling. Seat frames have been modified to accommodate larger wheel tubs and raised drive line. Using Axalta products body work has begun and the body was sealed in epoxy primer prior to filler work. Custom inner fenders are currently being built along with custom design work for the twin TorqStorm Superchargers.[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”101″ gal_title=”56 Fairlane Progress”]

  4. 56 Ford SEMA Project Progress

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    Fabrication and mock up continue at Wild Wes Hot Rod Factory on the 56 Ford. Detroit Speed X-Gen 595 front suspension installed on the custom Wild Wes  Signature Series Frame, Custom designed Wild Wes Signature Series 4 – Link features massive 1.5″ tubes for extreme performance and handling. Custom universal kits will be available soon in our web-store. We are modifying the original license plate location to be a flush mount frame in our newly installed Mac’s Auto rear panel.


    The guys from TorqStorm stopped by this week to drop off mock up parts so we can build the prototype Y-Block Vintage Series Twin Super Charger Kit.


    Special Thanks to all of our amazing sponsors working with us on this build. TorqStorm, Mac’s Auto Parts, DeVilbiss, Mickey Thompson, Cyclone Transmission, XS Power Batteries, Schott Wheels, Flaming River, Summit Racing, Axalta / Metalux, Detroit Speed, Wilwood, K&N Air Filters, Norton Abrasives, Dynotech, Liquid 3D Design, New Port Engineering, DEI, Be Cool Radiators & Mothers Polishes.


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  5. May 2, 2018 Progress of the 56 Ford for SEMA

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    The shop has been packed full and non stop busy lately but I wanted to get in a little update on this years SEMA project. A 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria. We will keep the classic styling and build a full chassis, clean up the lines and features and lay down some super slick paint along with a killer stance. You can follow the build here on our blog or on our Facebook page. We want to thank all of the amazing sponsors we are working with on this project. DeVilbiss, Torqstorm, Mickey Thompson, XS Power Batteries, Mac’s Auto Parts, Schott Wheels, Cyclone Transmission.

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    Just completed , Torq’d
    The ’32 Ford built for T. Lee
    Twin Torqstorm Supercharged 5.3 LS
    Trick Flow cylinder heads, roller cam and rockers
    Holley Sniper sheet metal intake
    2-650 AEI carburetors
    F-5 Cyclone 4L60E Transmission
    Roadster Shop Chassis
    Custom body and paint by Wild Wes using custom developed Metalux base colors and clears
    Leather Interior by Jeff Elwood

    Thanks to our partners and sponsors
    *Summit Racing *Mothers Polishes *XS Batteries
    *Trickflow *Cyclone Transmission *Flaming River *Norton Abrasives *Mickey Thompson Tires *Torqstorm Superchargers


    Look for us at Booth #10677 at SEMA / ChemSpec USA


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    Moving right along. Body is painted with our custom mixed Metalux colors and at Waltons Glass Shop for glass installation. The 5.3 LS engine was updated with TrickFlow top end kit with CNC ported heads, roller cam and roller rockers. Check back for assembly photos of the chassis and wet sanding and polishing progress with Norton and Mothers products.



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    Ready for paint. Keep checking back to see the latest pictures.


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    We are making many one off parts for this  build. We had Accelerated Racing Products machine custom billet adapters for our air scoop. Sparta Steel cut our newly designed brake pedal arm. The hinges have been modified to encase the door wiring so it will all be hidden. We fabricated a lower dash panel to help hide the air conditioning unit and extended the fiberglass dash panel for a more flowing fit. Extensive modifications were made to the doors and the window frames to insure a proper fit as the fiberglass company overlooked the details and fitment. Dac Brown spent several days at the shop polishing all of our aluminum components to a show quality finish.  Stephanie has been busy in the booth priming parts while Justin has been refining body work, gaps and block sanding. Wes is currently fabricating supercharger induction tubes and custom sheet metal engine covers. Check back next week to see more progress on our entry for Battle of the Builders at SEMA 2017.

  10. SEMA 32 Ford Coupe Update

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    Moving right along on the body work. Over the next several days multiple sessions of primer and block sanding will be taking place.


    Up next: We will be mocking up supercharger tubes, steering column, brake and gas pedals. Check back daily to see the progress.