SEMA eNews Vol. 17, No. 51, December 18, 2014

Video: Rocker Billy Gibbons Talks Hot Rods and Rock ’N’ Roll

By SEMA Editors

One of the first projects that helped to break in the SEMA Garage Industry Innovations Center was a vehicle build for rock guitarist Billy Gibbons. The car, which SO-CAL Speed Shop helped prepare for the 2014 SEMA Show, is based on a ’34 Ford three-window coupe and is chopped and loaded with custom features, including a headlight that retracts into the hood and a jagged line that runs from front to back.

The jagged accent line had been executed in paint, but the plan is to make a 3D piece. To do that, the car was scanned using the SEMA Garage FaroArm laser tool, producing a CAD file. By scanning the curvature of the car surface and the exact shape of the trim design, a new 3D trim piece can be quickly fabricated.

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