House of Customs
House of Customs was a body custom shop in San Fernando, California run and operated by Gordy Brown. Gordy, who was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah moved to Southern California in the early 1960s after the state of Utah passed a law about against altered suspension. As the custom culture was still strong in Southern California, Gordy decided to move to San Fernando. THe first car Gordy restyled after moving to Southern California was a 1963 Ford Thunderbird. The T-Bird was Gordy's personal driver, and after getting a ticket for being too low in the freshly restyled car, he decided to install hydraulic lifts on the car somewhere around 1964. After Gordy started to install lifts on cars, he had customers coming as far away as San Diego and Bakersfield for lifts. Gordy did not do a lot of lifts, as they were just worked in with all of his other work. Gordy's lifts were a little different and very labor intensive, so more expensive than anyone else. Gordy was lowering the cars with a good ride before he installed lifts to raise the car. When riding in one of Gordy's cars, you would think the car had stock suspension and ride wether the car was up or down.
Cars Restyled by House of Customs
Dave Sgambellone's 1951 Chevrolet Coupe
Mike Belpedio's 1954 Chevrolet
David Sgambellone's 1956 Ford F-100 Truck
Gordy Brown's 1963 Ford Thunderbird
Nick Hoogoian's 1965 Chevrolet Malibu
Bob Stepanion's 1966 Chevrolet El Camino
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