Clayton Metal Shop

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Whitey handcrafted the track-nose, grille, hood and bellypan for Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster.
Whitey hand formed the track nose, hood-sides and hood on Eddie Dye's 1929 Ford Roadster
Whitey fabricated a three-piece hood, a full-length deck lid and a 1935 Miller-Ford inspired dashboard for Bob McGee's 1932 Ford Roadster.
Whitey made the three-piece aluminum, louvered hood on Lynn Yakel's 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe. He did also fabricate aluminum side moldings for the car that stopped just short of the hood side panel separation. Lynn's Coupe was done about the same time as the Niekamp roadster.[1]

Clayton Metal Shop was owned and operated by legendary metalsmith Whitey Clayton. Clayton's shop was located on the corner of Lakewood and Artesia Boulevards in Bellflower, California from 1949 to 1951, and he rented the space that was about the size of a three-car garage from a German machinist named Lou Madis.[1]

Cars Restyled by Clayton Metal Shop

Don Waite's 1927 Ford Model T Roadster
Bill NieKamp's 1929 Ford Model A Roadster
Eddie Dye's 1929 Ford Roadster
Bob McGee's 1932 Ford Roadster
Lynn Yakel's 1932 Ford 5 Window Coupe
Chester Osgood's 1926 Ford Model T Roadster



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