RIP Boyd Coddington...

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  1. ChrisFromTwistedInc

    ChrisFromTwistedInc TPF Noob!

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    im not sure how many of you here on TPF are in tune w/ the hot rod/custom vehicle scene... but boyd coddington has passed away...

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    Boyd Coddington, the hot-rod innovator whose creations won the coveted Grand National Roadster Show's America's Most Beautiful Roadster (AMBR) trophy a record six times, died Wednesday morning of undisclosed causes. He was 63.

    Coddington was raised in rural Idaho but moved to Southern California as soon as he could to pursue his dream of building hot rods. He quickly earned a reputation for subtle, stylistic innovations on what had been an almost overdone theme--the '32 Ford roadster. That branched out to '33s, '34s and then all manner of surprising twists on iconic themes. Names such as Boydster, Smoothster, Alumacoupe and Chezoom redefined what a rod could be.

    His wheels were equally well known, particularly those shaved from billet aluminum. He soon earned the nickname "Billet Boyd" for his techniques machining aluminum.

    One of his best qualities was his ability to gather talented partners to produce his many fine creations

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I used to watch his 'reality' TV show. He was quite a grump...but the cars were cool.

    RIP
     
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    ChrisFromTwistedInc TPF Noob!

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    yes he was quite a grump in person as well the few times i was fortunate to meet the guy... but many people got their start in his shop ie. Jesse James of West Coast Choppers/Monster Garage and Chip Foose of Foose wheels/designe and overhaulin
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I didn't know those guys started out in his shop...that's pretty cool.
     
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    ChrisFromTwistedInc TPF Noob!

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    yep and and many more have started their careers through him, but they arent as well known as say foose or james
     
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    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    Only ever seen him on some of the Discovery Channel programmes. RIP Boyd
     
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    Just about half of Foose's employees used to work for Coddington. Apparently there was no love lost when Foose left Coddington's shop to start his own.

    Sad to see him go. He made some pretty amazing cars.
     
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    Oh wow, I like American Hot Rod. Awesome cars.
     
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    Boyd was a very kind and generous man and will be missed... it's a very sad day indeed! :cry:
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Custom automotive industry will never be the same :(
     
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    I'm hoping that Boyd's legacy, cars and shop will live on in his honor. Jo is a smart lady - if anyone can do it... she can!!!
     
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    I don't suppose Chip Foose (Boyd's former pal and current arch enemy)will take over the shop.
     

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