Kevan Sledge

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A photo of Kevan with his Merc taken in 2015. Photo by Henrik Forss.
A photo of Kevan with his first 1940 Mercury in 1993. He ended up selling the car to Vic Jimenez so he could finance a 29 roadster build. Photo courtesy of Kevan Sledge.
Kevan Sledge's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Eddie Dominguez' 1939 Mercury convertible of El Paso, Texas. Eddie bought the already customized Mercury from a local kid in 1960. According to rumors the car came from the San Diego area. Another rumor claims that it was sold new in Long Beach, and restyled shortly thereafter. Kevan bought the car around 2009.
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe. Restyled by Kevan, the build was started in 2002 and completed in 2014.
Reno Casasola's 1940 Mercury was the first customer car Kevan began restyling at Sledge Customs.
Tim Kirkegaard's 1939 Mercury coupe of Denmark was Kevan's second customer car at Sledge Customs. The build made it's first public debut at the 2013 Grand National Roadster Show.
Thomas Pendelton's 1940 Mercury Coupe. Thomas' Merc was restyled by Kevan Sledge at Sledge Customs. The build was completed in 2017.
In December of 2018 Kevan bought Joe Bailon's Miss Elegance 2, a recreation of the original Miss Elegance that Bailon started in the early 1980s. Unfortunately, Joe was not able to completed the build before he passed away in 2017. Photo courtesy of Kevan Sledge.


Kevan Sledge of Orange, California is a founding member of the So. Cal. Shifters car club. Kevan learned the custom craftmanship from Australian metalworker Pete Nash. The first car Kevan chopped was a 1960 Oldsmobile. He also helped chop a few customer cars while working at Willys Werks, a small custom shop in Paramount, California. Kevan's own 1940 Mercury was the first pre-war, turret-top body Kevan chopped.


In 2012 Sledge Customs was born in Auburn, California.


Kevan Sledge's Cars

Kevan Sledge's 1924 Ford Model T Roadster
Kevan Sledge's 1932 Ford Roadster
Kevan Sledge's 1936 Ford
Eddie Dominguez' 1939 Mercury Convertible
Joe Bailon's Miss Elegance 2
Kevan Sledge's 1940 Mercury Coupe
Kevan Sledge's 1960 Oldsmobile


Cars Restyled by Kevan Sledge

Click here to see cars restyled by Kevan at Sledge Customs



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