Chaotic Customs January 2013 Shop Visit!From time to time I'll try to stop in at shops in the area and peek around to see what's going on. This weekend I happened to be near my friends Chaotic Customs in Mulvane, KS. I was not planning on stopping and found myself without my camera, so I apologize for the down and dirty cell phone pics!
Chaotic has recently moved to their new location at 246 Industrial Drive in Mulvane, KS south of Wichita. The new 15,000 sq. ft. facility is always packed with projects.
Mike Young has this under construction 1940 Ford pickup at Chaotic. Lots of kustom touches and modifications, some of which are so subtle that they will go unnoticed by those not familiar with the body as Ford produced it.
Lots going on in the bed area, I'll stop back in a couple of weeks and get some better shots of the bed and all of the mods being done to it.
Customer cars are all over at the shop, this one was new to me.
Drew Carlson (son of owners Chris and Karma) is building a wild 60's indoor show style Chevy truck.
Drew and Chris scored this factory 348 tri-power out of wrecked 58 Chevrolet that was wrecked decades ago and the engine was removed and well taken care of ever since. If my memory serves there's about 5000 miles on this engine.
Drew's wild ride's front end. Buick grille and bumpers, kustom grille opening, kustom light openings, and much more going on here.
This started out as a 53 Chevrolet, now being converted into a vehicle that never was, an Olds panel. Very kool, again lots of hidden kustom flavor that most will never notice.
In addition to being able to do full kustom body, hot rod building, paint, mechanical, exhaust, etc. etc. etc. (they do everything.) Chaotic also has a speed shop in the new shop.
Of course you can get your own Chaotic Customs apparel.
And for the ladies there are some really kool pinstriped purses for sale.
Honestly there is much more going on at Chaotic that I didn't have time to document on this trip but I'll be back by in a few weeks and I'll give you an update!
If you want to find out more about Chaotic Customs go to their website, the Chaotic Customs page on Facebook. Mark your calendars now for April 27th 10am to 3pm for the Chaotic Customs Open House/ Car Show.
Give them a call from anything from basic mechanical work to a full on kustom, hot rod, street rod, muscle car, anything with wheels!
See you at a show,