Being a “car guy” all my life, I’ve always had an interest in automotive design and anything associated with cars. Below is a sample of some of our ongoing and completed projects. Let us know if you have a unique automotive related project you need help with.
’32 Ford tudor sedan:
Custom design of many parts, the most complicated being the front and rear frame horn covers. The rear frame was difficult due to the desire to move the gas tank forward by 3”. In doing so the tank rises up and hits the bottom of the body, so our design lowered the tank and made it hang below the top of the frame. We also created pleasing round frame horn covers, to match the front frame horn covers. Fabrication was done by Bear Metal Kustoms in Morro Bay, CA.
Finished “frame horn covers” and the associated “spreader bars”
Modify existing roof trusses to allow for the installation of a car lift:
Adams Residence, Southern California
We do lots of these types of projects, where the ceiling height is too low to allow for the use of a car lift. The existing truss bottom chords are modified to raise the ceiling height, either at the support walls, or, in the case of the project shown, at the center of the span. This project had a 4:12 roof pitch and we redesigned the truss system for a 2:12 ceiling pitch, raising the center of the ceiling by approximately 22”.
Design new trusses to allow for attic access:
Liebold Residence, Southern California
On this project we were asked to generate roof truss designs that several local truss fabricators said would not work. Often times it’s necessary to “think outside the box” for truss designs that the typical fabricator says his software won’t do. For this project we designed an attic truss with a wide and high attic opening, that required the use of a plated “wedge” at the ridge. The trusses also had complicated loading to consider due to the cable system used to raise and lower the stairs.
Our customer created an interesting video of his installation:
To submit a request for modified roof trusses, go to our website fixmytruss.com and under REQUEST REPAIR, fill out the TRUSS INFO SHEET, noting the typical information on the TRUSS TERMS SHEET.