Current Projects on the go within the shop

"Truckosaurus"
1942
Ford Pick Up

This truck came into us with a 350 Chevy along with stock suspension. 

It now sits on a Kugel IFS front end, with Ford 9″ and 6 link on coil overs. Big brakes all round to handle the 600+ Ford Small Block 427ci, 5 Speed Trans.

This truck is guaranteed to be a blast! 

 

Dodge Step Van

Some would say there was no way forward after seeing the body falling off the chassis on this rare Dodge Route Van. This soon to be restored van running all modern engine (302) suspension and brakes will be a great tow vehicle. 

Keep your eye on our those circuit tracks as it’ll be pulling the customers race vehicle. 

Austin Ambulance

Another build for the team at Burlen Fuels. We can’t wait to see this trade van finished.

This ambulance will sit on a custom fabricated VGSS chassis, using new IFS and Ford 9″ Rear. Power will come from a new 302 with AOD Transmission. Keep your eyes out for this one, further tricks to come. 

57 Chevy Pick Up

Our customer wanted to retain the original patina look of their pick up truck, but wanted the reliability along with drive ability to a modern standard. We’re currently upgrading the underpinning with an IFS front suspension, upgraded rear posie springs. We’re also fitting a new 350 blueprint crate engine along with running a dual stainless steel exhaust system along with power brakes and power steering. Shes built for comfort. Did we mention a full rewire?

E Type Jaguar

This E Type came to us part built. We were asked to put our own stamp on this awesome Jag.  This E Type will be powered by an XJR Supercharged engine along with upgraded brake. The choice of paint (Porsche Chalk Grey) with all its chrome work painted black will certainly turn heads. 

Wide Bodied Mustang

This 1970 Notchback Mustang is not always a favourable year. However we were given a free hand to restyle the body and put some power under the hood, in the form of a 351 Cleveland stroker motor. The car sits on big 20″ ARE’s and when finished will be a deep black. 

Ford Pilot

This car has an interesting history, as it had completed the Paris to Peking Ralley. Now it will have a new life as a street rod, with many cool modifications such as pillar less doors, side mounted rear boot, flush fit fuel filler. Whilst running a Jag V8 under its hood.  

40's Ford Pick Up

This Pick Up was brought in as a donor vehicle for another customer originally wanted the rear wings. 

Our Austrian Client decided to save it. As you can see from the pictures we have totally rebuilt/restored. Our in house VGSS Engine shop has completely rebuilt the 350 SBC to a 383 tri power set up. There have been many hours spent on just the bodywork in saving this truck and we certainly think it was worth it. 

C Cab

We started this vehicle for a previous customer. The new customer who purchased the vehicle brought it back to us and we stripped all the original work that was carried out down and started again. Our new customer wanted a different style and gave us a free hand. 

This 70’s style C Cab is running a 383 Tri power. The body is painted in House of Kolor paint with Melliards Modern Sign writing to really bring out that depth of paint that pops in the sun. 

Keep your eyes peeled for a custom car feature soon…

49 Chevy
Pick Up

This truck was in a very poor condition upon arrival into VGSS, with no engine or gearbox. We have now repaired the chassis, fitting an IFS with new 9″ Ford rear using a four bar set up. This truck is also running a Blue Print Crate Engine-SBF. Whilst the underpinning will be new, along with some creature comforts.  The overall appearance of the truck will keep its aged patina look. 

75 Plymouth Voyager

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This cool Van is now powered by a stroker 318ci (built in house by VGSS) along with rebuilt transmission. Along with fully rebuilt/restored underpinnings. We have lowered the van by flipping the axle to get down int he weeds and sit well on those Rocket Racing Wheels. The paint job changes colour slightly depending on light and has a really good depth, thanks to the guys from OCS Paint. 

Chevy Suburban

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This Suburban was brought to us for a total revamp. We set about modifing the chassis and suspension, whilst also installing a new blueprint crate engine 383ci, running a brand new 700R4. The whole sub sits on air ride and will be at shows in 2021. (Hopefully)

88 Oldsmobile

This 57 Olds was once owned by Gordie Paul (Dukesville) and now owned by Kelvin who has a vast collection of cars. This will be very different from his current collection as its powered by a 558ci BBF with a pro charger to top it off. This engine once powered the 9 second Boston Brawler Drag Car (As seen below) 

“The Boston Brawler” 

33 Willys Gasser

Originally featured in Custom Car 1997. The well known British Gasser is back into VGSS. The customer wanted to retain parts of the history of this iconic car but using his own ideas. This Gasser will now be powered by  a Blown Injected Hemi built in house at VGSS.

The paint and sign writing will certainly be a big feature on this car, so keep your eyes on the drag strip as this Willys will be back where it belongs in the Gasser Circus.  

PV544 Volvo

This Volvo was already extensively  modified including the roof chop prior to arrival with us,

Under the hood you will find a TVR V8 Rover and 5 Speed Transmission. Now at the paint shop we look forward to piecing this car back together. 

MK4 Jaguar

We’re excited about this build. This MK4 has had a custom built IFS along with Jag IRS. Whilst the car itself will sit on E Type chrome knock offs. The car will sit a lot lower than standard with big 14″ custom made brakes. All of this is to help stop this Jag due to Russ Carpenter built Damiler V8 all topped off with supercharger. Estimated power will be 300+.

There may be some body modifications so keep your eyes on this one. 

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