West Coast Customs - Stallone's '55 Ford - Part 1
"Street Customs 2" Ep. 12 - Stallone's '55 Ford
Sylvester Stallone's upcoming movie, "The Expendables," pays homage to the big action flicks of the 1980s and `90s, and will even include our own California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a cameo role. The film is set to feature a 1955 Ford F100 truck, which had to be fully restored for silver screen worthiness.
The customization experts at West Coast Customs would be the ones handling the restoration efforts. After calling upon WyoTech students Owen Lubenow, Rusty McClintock, and Matt Myers for assistance, the crew at WCC was able to churn out three fully restored 1955 Ford F100s: two for the movie itself and one for Stallone to keep. The ground-up restorations included metal fabrication work and the installation of a 347-cubic-inch Ford small block from ATK Engines, which reportedly put out 429 horsepower and 411 pound-feet of torque when fitted with an Edelbrock Total Power Package.
"The Expendables," written and directed by Stallone, features a full billing of all-star action actors, including Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, and more. The movie will be released on April 23, 2010.
Chop Shop special!
This is Bernie and Leepu's car from the TV Show 'Chop Shop', currently airing on the Discovery Channel. I filmed it at the Brighton Speed Trials in September '07. Starts off with a nice clip of the Brighton Pier on a sunny day. Watch closely - the Exhaust falls off as he pulls away!
Chop Shop - The Perfect Grille
Leepu gets to work on his ideas, tweaking his designs several times to create the perfect grille to fit the front of the car
Chop Shop: London Garage Episode 2
Bernie and Leepu have started building cars in London for Discovery Channel's 'Chop Shop: London Garage'. After a fire destryed their first car, the boys have decided to rebuild the 'Sumo Car'... only this time it will be even better. The only question is... will they get it ready to run against the best of the best at Santa Pod over a timed 1/4 mile run.
Premiers Monday October 15th at 10:00pm on Discovery Channel
Chop Shop - London Garage S2 e10 p4
Legendary French footballer and model, David Ginola, invites Bernie to the South of France and asks him to build a car inspired by the iconic American cruiser, the Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Unfortunately, Leepu doesn’t wait for Bernie to return to get the full brief and goes off on a Ferrari-inspired tangent, blowing over two thousand pounds of Bernie’s precious cash on a roadworthy Porsche as a donor car.
Last episode in this season.
Chop Shop - London Garage e05 p1
Bernie and Leepu have started building cars in London for Discovery Channel's 'Chop Shop: London Garage'. This time they are making a supercar for Goodwood Festival Of Speed.