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: 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