Recent Garage Project Updates
September 7, 2018 | 2018 SEMA Update
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.
August 17, 2018 | 1956 Ford SEMA Update
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.
July 18, 2018 | 56 Ford SEMA Project Progress
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.
May 2, 2018 | May 2, 2018 Progress of the 56 Ford for SEMA
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.
October 25, 2017 | SEMA 32 FORD COUPE UPDATE
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
September 19, 2017 | SEMA 32 FORD COUPE UPDATE
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.