Shiny Stuff Arrives…

May 1st, 2012


Tommy Kelly came by the shop last week to pick up some more parts for the Bel Air. Check it out…

Currie Rear End Kit Arrives…

April 19th, 2012


CPP’s Jeff Norton and Kelly and Son’s Thomas Kelly go through the Currie Rear End Kit that has been customized for their Bel Air project.

More Progress…

April 18th, 2012

The installation of Total Cost Involved’s 4-Link is coming along.

Classic Performance Products (CPP) engine mounts, upper A-arms and crossmember has been added.

The underbody is getting all smoothed out as well. More to come!

Picking Up Parts from CPP

April 5th, 2012



Mitch Kelly stopped by CPP this past Friday to pick up parts for the ’57. CPP Customer Service Rep, Jeff Norton assisted Mitch with his order. He is planning on custom painting many of the parts he picked up. Check back often as we will be adding more video and photos as the project progresses.

Body Getting Rolled…

April 5th, 2012

The body was put on a rotisserie as well, for some much-needed sanding and grinding work on the underbelly.

Frame Getting Blasted…

April 5th, 2012

The frame was dropped off at the blaster this past week. Once we got a good look, we noticed there needs to be some serious re-fabrication done to make that frame look pretty again.

Body Work Begins Within

February 23rd, 2012

Work continues on the Bel Air and things are starting to take shape. Jose worked hard on the rear inner fender wells to make them nice and clean.

New floor panels from CARS Inc. have been installed.

Next, the firewall from Hot Rod Dynamics is mounted and ready to be cut and welded. Looking good, guys!

Let the Good Times Roll…

February 16th, 2012

The ’57 project is starting to make some progress now…

  • A new Hot Rod Dynamics firewall will be going in along with hood hinges from Eddie Motorsports.
  • Kelly & Son’s lead body man Jose, made room for the proper amount of rubber with a mini tub in the rear.
  • A new quarter panel from Cars, Inc. was mocked up. (You can see the pre-drilled holes ready for the iconic Bel Air trim to be added later.)

CPP is excited to be a part of this build project…be sure to check back for the latest updates.

Blasting the ’57 Chevy Project

February 6th, 2012



One of the first things to do on a project like this is blast it down to the bare metal and remove the filler. This will uncover the good, the bad and the ugly. The good: the floorboards are in decent shape. The bad: there was a lot of body filler discovered on the exterior. The ugly: there will be additional work needed to make it perfect.

Mitch Kelly, of Kelly & Son, thanks the owner of Blasting Specialties & Powder Coating in Commerce, CA for doing a great job on the ’57 project car.

Goodguys Scottsdale 2013

January 6th, 2012

Bad in Blue will be at the Goodguys show in Scottsdale Arizona on March 8th to March 10th 2013. Hope to see you there.