Friday, July 21, 2017

The Henry Jaded Custom Built Kaiser Henry J from Galpin Speed Shop

Our July 2017 California Car Cover catalog featured the craftsmanship of Galpin Speed Shop's Dave Shuten. Dave built this vintage style gasser for one of his local customers, Daniel K Nelson. The Henry J was inspired by a hot rod that Dave saw in an old Popular Hot Rodding Magazine. After many months of planning, fabricating and painting, Henry Jaded was born.

The 1952 Kaiser Henry J required a full restoration. Dave completed the fabrication, paint and body work. Under the hood is a 585 cubic inch Chevrolet engine built by QMP.

Dave painted the Henry J using House of Kolor paint.

Custom carpet interior, leather wrapped racing seats and door panels were all installed by Chatsworth Upholstery.

The Galpin Speed Shop is a full service customization center for classic cars. Dave has built a number of high profile and award winning hot rods for Galpin Ford and local customers. His vehicles are always on display at events like the Grand National Roadster Show and SEMA Show.

The Henry J underneath one of our Customweave stretch fit indoor car covers.

Some of Dave's past builds include the Iron Orchid, Grasshopper and the restoration of many of the Galpin Ford race cars.

Thank you to Dave Shuten, Daniel and Galpin Speed Shop for letting us spend a few hours at the shop with Henry Jaded.

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