What does it mean to customize a car?
What is a customized car?
A customized car can be an extension of the owner’s personality.
The answer to that lies in the owner’s wish to alter the appearance, stance, style and attitude of the vehicle. They want to have their car stand out from the rest and be noticed as an outstanding vehicle. It may share a similar body line to others but has subtle changes. It can be as little as replacing the wheels with an eye-catching set of mags and low profile tyres or adding tint to windows. It could even mean full body modifications that present the vehicle as a completely different car or a new model of vehicle entirely.
Forming panels and shaping metal is a specialty of our workshop. We take care and spend the time required to massage the shapes required for individual panels with our specialized equipment.
Our experience comes from working on high end vehicles like Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porche, Maserati, BMW and Audi to name a few. Working on these vehicles requires specialized knowledge. We extend our enjoyment of working on these cars to treat every vehicle with the same care.
Customized vehicles can also be referred to as:
Hi-Boy Low Rider Gasser Hot Rod Rice Muncher Coupe Muscle Car Deuce Vicky Funny Car Woody Wagon Rat Rod T-Bucket Drag Car Sprinter Rail Lead Sled Roadster
Maybe you have visited a car show? Have you read about customized vehicles? Have you heard or read what seems like a foreign language? Here are some terms and their meanings to help you in the world of customization:
|Bagged||Air bag suspension that allows the vehicle to be raised or lowered at the touch of a button.|
|Banger||Usually referring to a smaller motor (4 banger)|
|Big Block||Large capacity motor – 7 litres (7440cc) or more in capacity.|
|Blown Motor||Belt driven compressor – usually sitting on top of motor.|
|Channeled||Body is recessed at floor level and it sits down over the chassis rails. Maintains the original suspension height and ride comfort.|
|Donk||Cars motor 4/6/8 cylinder.|
|Frenched||Recessed part into the cars body-headlights, door handles, aerial, rear lights.|
|Hopper stopper||Multi piston disc brake system for high performance vehicle|
|Lake Pipes||Exhaust pipes fixed to outside underside of vehicle|
|Quick change||A differential that that can have gearing altered quickly.|
|Rag Top||Material roof cover|
|Sectioning||Removing a section of body to give it a more compressed appearance which is visually lower and sleeker than the original body style.|
|Shot gun scoop||Air intake scoop with butterfly plate on top of motor|
|Slammed||A car sitting on the ground when it is parked|
|Snorkel||Air intakes pipes for fuel injection or carburetor|
|Stacks||Exhaust system – usually chrome pipes extending up the rear of the cab.|
|Stretched||Extended chassis, body, guards or bonnet|
We hope this helps dispel some of the mystery around the language of customization!