Taillights from a '58 Bel Air are fixed in the tailgate.
And rest assured the winning of a few awards hasn't gone to Jimmy's head at all-he's still one of the most approachable and down-to-earth guys you'll ever meet. The same can be said for his wife, Debbie, as she can chat up the car just as well as her husband. And there's the couple's son, Jimmie, who at 10 years old, tells folks his dad "didn't start with a rusty old car-he started with a stack of aluminum sheet!" The trio can be seen around their truck answering questions (asking folks "How many bullets do you think there are in the grille?") and having as much fun as possible at the car shows.
Now that the project is finished, the next question becomes, "What's next?" But even though mountaineer George Mallory never did get to the top of Mt. Everest, his efforts paved the way for others to follow. In much the same way, Jimmy, with his rolling artwork, has deftly enlightened us to another level of rod building that we can all aspire to achieve.
The homebuilt chassis has a 10-inch kick in the rear, and it was painted with DuPont Snow
Jimmy fabbed an aluminum panel to fit into an opening he created for roof, then covered it