When Jeff James rolled into Sacramento Kustoms with his ’54 Chevrolet 210 two-door sedan, all he wanted was a chop and an updated front suspension graft. He admitted that when that work was done his plan was to just drive it on the road and in a suede finish. We’ve all heard that story before…
Sacramento Kustoms owner Jessie Miller was asked why Jeff selected a 1954 Chevy as the canvas; he thought that Jeff was inspired by the Cole Foster ’54, and by a similar body done by Jesse James. After the project was started in the shop, Jeff changed direction and decided to go all-out, and he asked Miller to build a full custom, giving him full rein. Well, it isn’t in suede, and it took two full years, debuting at the Sacramento Autorama and taking home the award for Best Paint in the Custom Class.
Read the rest of this article in Traditional Rod & Kulture Issue #33.