Salinas Boys Customs

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Cole and Jesse Cruz working on Cole's 1954 Chevrolet, getting it ready to paint blue for the 1990 Grand National Roadster Show. The photos were taken at Cole's first shop. Photo courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.
Cole Foster's 1954 Chevrolet of Salinas, California. Known as The Blue Car, Cole completed the build in 1990.
Jesse Cruz's 1948 Chevrolet. Jesse painted his personal Chevrolet in 2005. Mike Hubbs laid the flames out and Jesse painted everything. Cole Foster and Todd Gravelle helped build the car. Photo by Andy Southard, Jr., courtesy of Jesse Cruz, provided by Curtis Mcgann.

Salinas Boys Customs is a Custom Shop in Salinas, California run by Cole Foster. After building his 1954 Chevrolet, Cole's reputation as a custom car builder started to grow, and in 1990 Cole and his Salinas Boys moved into a standard industrial-grade steel building on the outskirts of town. The shop consisted of two-garages, and a second floor were Cole and his wife lived. The garage under the apartment was used for storing completed projects, up-and-comers, and The Blue Car. In 2006 Cole and his wife Susan bought a 1940s Spanish Revival home with complete shop facilities out back, and Cole moved his business into the new house.[1]

Due to cars being so labor-intensive and the bar being so high, Cole has gotten more and more into fabrication and restyling of motorcycles recent years.[1]

Cars Restyled by Salinas Boys Customs

Bob Timmerman's 1932 Ford
Kirk Hammett's 1936 Ford
Cole Foster's 1954 Chevrolet - The Blue Car
Mike Ness' 1954 Chevrolet
Mike Ness' 1955 Pontiac
Henry Gong's 1956 Chevrolet Nomad



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