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2013 Autorama_Chip Foose interview & show highlights
Produced by Two-Lane Blacktop Productions, our cameras take you inside the Cobo Center at the 2013 Detroit Autorama. Highlights include interviews with car designers and builders Murray Pfaff and Chip Foose. Also see Alden Miles blown 427 ci 850HP Anglia, and Kevin Callahan's 1970 tire smoking Irish Eyes GTO.





Chip Foose en Lima - Restaurará la Land Cruiser FJ40 de Toyota
El reconocido diseñador de autos y conductor del reality Overlaulin visitó el Perú y tendrá a su cargo la restauración de la camioneta emblemática de la marca, la Land Cruiser modelo FJ40. www.todomotorperu.com





Chip Foose's Ridler Award: Building Impression
The first concept sketches of the Ridler winning Impression took place over dinner on a napkin! So began a 7 year odyssey that would lead to the creation of perhaps the finest vehicle to come out of Foose Design. The objective was to create the perfect styling for a mid-30's roadster. The result was a unique Foose design, a sleeker and longer version of the stock 1936 & 1937 Fords. Impression became one of the rare winners of both America's Most Beautiful Roadster and the Detroit Autorama Ridler Award, two of the highest forms of praise for any custom automobile. After their dinner meeting, Chip refined the sketch and sculpted a 1/4 scale model of the design out of clay. Shortly thereafter, work began on the custom chassis, as the wheel base, ride height and suspension components were all established. Next, a mold was pulled from the clay model, which served as the template for the fabrication of a full-size wooden buck to shape the metal over. As assembly and metal forming continued, the timely fabrication process of the parts and components was started. Impression was not meant to be your average show car, it contains over 4,000 individual hand built parts that were machined and fabricated. Brackets, covers, suspension pieces, trim, mirror, door handles and pedals were just some of the pieces that received the highest level of attention. In fact, only 3 OEM parts can be found on the vehicle; the engine, the transmission and the center section of the rear end. Everything else is handmade, even the tires were custom molded as blanks with a handcut custom tread pattern. More time was spent on the underside of the vehicle than on the top exterior. The 1/8" gap between panels was maintained throughout the undercarriage. Brake lines, components and wiring were all hidden underneath. All mechanical fastners have been covered our shrouded, even the shock mounts on the A-arms have custom caps. Some of the more impressive design elements are also the most subtle. A repeating theme found throughout is the presence of soft-sided triangles. That shape can be found on the pattern of the pedals, the cross-section of the A-arms, the windshield posts, the rear Exhaust, the interior accents, the wheels and the side trim, to name a few. Also, you will find the iconic Ford V8 logo not only above the grille and on the center cap of the wheels, but as an illusion created by the headlights custom lens and metalwork. Truly a masterpiece of hot rod design and elegance, Impression still appears at various car shows across the country. It serves as a benchmark of success for all the hard work done at Foose Design. www.BASFrefinish.com





Tradex car show with Chip Foose
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