Deadend Magazine Feature - Jeff Cecilio's 1953 Chevy

In our opinion style is the most important thing when building a custom car. The profile, stance, paint, wheel and tire combo, and small details all make a car look good if they all work well together. This 53 chevy owned by our friend Jeff was styled in part by the team at Starlite Rod and Custom in Southern California. Everything from the great color choices to the floating grill and heavy chop all give the car a unique look. A lot of 53/54 Chevys have been customized in the past but this one sure does stand out.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 02/21/19

This weekend we headed down to Southern California for a couple photo shoots.

A couple years ago Scott Crothers and his wife drove his 1940 Chevy pick-up from Marina Del Rey, CA to our car show the Custom Capital (that’s over 300 miles in the middle of summer) As soon as he pulled up to the Deadend Magazine store we noticed it and knew we’d shoot it one day. We just didn’t know it would take us so long. We’re glad we finally did and this time instead of the hot summer heat Scott had to drive about an hour in the blistering cold & short rain fall.

The pick-up started it’s custom life at Masterson Kustoms and was finished at Craftmaster Custom in Lynwood, CA. The 1968 327 and 700r4 keep the Chevy on the road but what really makes the little truck stand out is all the custom touches. Like the 4” channel over the frame, 4 point coil over suspension (that’s right no airbags), suicide doors and 1940 Merc rear bumper with custom bumper guards and taillights. If everything goes well Scott plans to drive the pick-up back up to this year’s Custom Capital. We hope to see you here!

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We also had the pleasure of shooting Maygin Stormes with some of our latest gear.

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Fit Kustom Tokyo Japan

El Classico is a shop based in Tokyo Japan, better know by their car club name "Fit Kustoms". They build top notch American custom cars. One of their most notable builds is the candy red 1957 Chevy Nomad know as "Acid 57". We visited the shop on our latest trip to Japan. We have been there in the past but we are still blown away every time we see the latest projects and their parts collection.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - 08/24/18

Been a busy week so here's a late weekend report. However we think it's worth the wait.

We were finally able to make it to the Bombs Magazine Bombs Super Show this year. Glad we did. The Anaheim Convention Center was filled with some of the best Bombs from all over the country.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Deadend Magazine booth!

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While we were in So Cal we asked our model friend Maygin Stormes if she was up to shooting with some Deadend Magazine gear. Lucky for us she was up for it. Enjoy.

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We were also able to make it to San Jose Boulevard Nights. It's crazy & really cool to watch Low Riders and Customs take over San Jose, CA. 

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report - Photo shoots

We were busy shooting all weekend in San Diego, CA & Pomona, CA. Three different vehicles and two models.

Our first shoot was with Nick's Chevrolet convertible in Chula Vista, CA.

Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

Nick's Chevy has just the correct amount of custom touches.

Doesn't get much smoother.

Doesn't get much smoother.

Clean & simple

Clean & simple

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Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

Nick's Chevy is clean all the way through.

And no bad angles.

And no bad angles.

Our second shoot of the weekend was with Stephanie in San Diego, CA.

Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

Steaphanie in the Deadend Republic tank top.

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Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Thanks Stephanie for supporting Deadend Magazine!

Third shoot was with Danny's 1939 sedan delivery. We first saw the delivery at JV's Garage in Chula Vista, CA and we've been excited to shoot it since.

Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

Doesn't get much cooler in our books.

Up close & personal.

Up close & personal.

Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

Danny's sedan delivery looks good coming & going.

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Looks good from every angle.

Looks good from every angle.

We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We were very glad to shoot Danny's Chevrolet.

We asked Zayra Lia to pose with Danny's sedan delivery.

These two compliment each other nicely.

These two compliment each other nicely.

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Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

Zayra makes a Deadend Magazine snapback look good.

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We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

We can't wait to shoot with Zayra again.

Sunday morning we met up with CJ and his beautiful mild custom C10. We first saw the pick-up at the Grand National Roadster Show and were excited to one day shoot it. Glad we finally did, this thing looks as good in the street as it did at the show.

The profile looks good.

The profile looks good.

An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

An overhead view shows the clean treatment on the bed.

An interior view.

An interior view.

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CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

CJ reps Sentinels Car Club proudly.

Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

Minor custom touches and the right wheels sure make a difference.

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Deadend Magazine Weekend Report 12-14-15

This weekend was a very busy & fun one. We kicked off the weekend at the Mooneyes X-Mas Party in Irwindale, CA. We then headed to El Cajon to shoot Eric Conner's custom Oldsmobile. After the photo shoot we headed to Tribal Gear's Holiday Happening in San Diego, CA. The next morning we headed to Riverside, CA to shoot the Jimenez Bros. Customs built 54 Chevy. And finished the weekend with uploading new gear and restocking gear in our online shop. 

Cool Pontiac laying on the pavement.

Cool Pontiac laying on the pavement.

The Mooneyes X-Mas Party brings out some neat drag cars.

The Mooneyes X-Mas Party brings out some neat drag cars.

As soon as Eric sent us some photos of his completed Olds we were very eager to shoot it.

As soon as Eric sent us some photos of his completed Olds we were very eager to shoot it.

Eric, the rest of the crew at So Cal Suspension & anyone involved with this build sure did a good job.

Eric, the rest of the crew at So Cal Suspension & anyone involved with this build sure did a good job.

The Tribal Gear Holiday Happening in San Diego brought out some nice low riders.

The Tribal Gear Holiday Happening in San Diego brought out some nice low riders.

Bobby Ruiz's 59 always looks good.

Bobby Ruiz's 59 always looks good.

This 54 is one we've been wanting to shoot since we first saw it a few years ago in Long Beach.

This 54 is one we've been wanting to shoot since we first saw it a few years ago in Long Beach.

The Jimenez Bros. built a very nice, timeless custom.

The Jimenez Bros. built a very nice, timeless custom.

We updated the online shop. Get your new Deadend Magazine gear before we run out!

We updated the online shop. Get your new Deadend Magazine gear before we run out!

We have a lot more shots from this weekend we will share later.

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