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Event Coverage Sectioning A '58 Chevrolet by Gene Winfield

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Gambino_Kustoms
    Joined: Oct 14, 2005
    Posts: 6,561

    Alliance Vendor

    picks from our first work shop gene held at our shop
    workshop 1 pics from brian rusk friday night


    Marking the windshield centerline...


    Gene starting to cut out the package tray...



    Mugford getting precise with the air-saw...


    Dave in the MATRIX...


    Cutting out the bracing in the C pillars...


    Dueling cut-off wheels...


    A pillars coming down...


    Lift off...




    In order to get the A pillars to line up after the center section was cut out, the lower portion was heated and brought in...








    And the new profile (sort of, there was still some bracing and wheel-well that had to be cut out, so the top could come down all the way in the back)...


    That's it for Friday, stay tuned for the workshop pics...
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  3. big vic
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
    Posts: 400

    big vic
    from cary il

    Genes doing a deal at the chicago world of wheels in march in the voodoo larry motorama section of the show i m not sure what its gonna be,, but i ll be there for the whole weekend
  4. Thank again for that Alex that was one of the best weekends ever!
  5. sounds AMAZING!!! but unless I move back to cali, 3000 miles is a bit of a long commute.... top end of my bucket list for sure!
  6. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 12,216


    I'm "Tuned-In" ..... :)
  7. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    My new Background...
  8. Can´t wait to see this take shape. Cool as you like!
  9. john~N~dallas
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 412


    me too!!!!
  10. themole
    Joined: Oct 5, 2011
    Posts: 40

    from So-Cal

    I worked with Gene back in the late 80's. He was building a working street car of a movie car he had done for the Woodie Allen movie Sleeper.

    (Still can't figure out how to post a picture here).

    Great guy and is willing to pass on his knowledge. Unlike others in the industry that won't even help other professionals without wanting to get paid. I last saw Gene at the National Hot Rod show in Pomona in January. At that time he told me he wasn't doing that well health wise. I really hope he's recovered since then. However he is getting up there.

    Hey, even after working for him, I'd pay to take one of his classes!

  11. RAG66
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 160


    Mr. Winfield is a great guy. I had the privilage to meet him in travel to a local car event. Hosted by our local magazine owner/writer. I had no idea who I was talking to until I mentioned it to a friend. He told me about the skill and history of Winfield. I had 10-12 minutes to ask a few questions and talk hot rods. Gene is very nice, supportive of new guys learning, and doing the job right.
  12. Kind of creepy knowing I'm on someone's desktop:eek: hahahahaha jk
  13. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 2,188

    from Tennessee

    Gene is one of the masters and there are fewer of the "Old Guys" left to learn from. I think it is wonderful that he takes his time to teach the trade and if I ever get the chance to see him again I will.

    Alex you rank up there with the legends in my book and you are picking up where the masters have left off. One day I would love to come visit and sit in with you and learn a few of your tricks of the trade!!;)

  14. Biggie_320
    Joined: Apr 20, 2010
    Posts: 2

    from Canada

    Need some help guys, I want to go to this course and I've got flights arranged but not booked. I can't seem to get an answer when I call the shop phone number posted in that article. I need to make sure I can get in before I go ahead booking a flight half way across the country. Anyone know of another number or any other way of getting ahold of someone to find out about the course?? Thanks
  15. There are spaces left. Not many.. PM me and I will get you set up.
  16. roughneck424
    Joined: Jan 10, 2009
    Posts: 1,084


    PM Sent
    Going to send the son to this class. Then I can get him to do the work for me
    Yeah Right :)
  17. Gene Winfield Rod&Custom
    Joined: Mar 31, 2009
    Posts: 135

    Gene Winfield Rod&Custom
    from Mojave,Ca

    Sorry for the delays in getting back to you guys but we were locked out of the HAMB for almost a year. In response to the phone this last week, Gene was at SEMA and the message box got full. We are up and running full speed this week. Feel free to call us. 661-824-4728.Thanks, Office guy.
  18. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,580

    from California

    Trivia..what is Gene's nickname?
  19. Oh oh oh!!! . I know... I know!!!!!
  20. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 8,035

    from Nebraska

  21. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,580

    from California

    Great Malcolm you are so right.
  22. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,602


    I thought it was "Mr. Big Stuff".
  23. Trivia.. What is Mr. Winfield's full name?
  24. Greasy64
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 198


    I had the pleasure of going to Gambino's Shop last year to learn from Gene. I met some very talented "classmates" of all ages, skill levels, as well as professional backgrounds. Everyone was respectful and got to hang in a very "Kool" hands on environment (thanks again Alex). Gene's words "everyday is a school day" was something I will never forget.
  25. Are you going to make it to this one??
  26. WCRiot
    Joined: Feb 20, 2009
    Posts: 193


    Does anyone want to carpool from the San Fernando Valley to the Class next week? PM or email me ASAP
  27. SuperFleye
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 2,053

    Alliance Vendor

    Robert Eugene Winfield :)

    Wish I could have attended that sectioning class! Guess it will be great fun!
  28. Greasy64
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 198


    Signed up last week, Cant wait! Thanks for the help.

  30. Coolness... Glad to help.. See you there!

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