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2000 Toyota 4Runner

Simple, capable, and low were the objectives for this build. Stock engine for now, but a 6.0 LS is slated for some point in the future. It’s been to Moab, Utah several times and is a real “point and shoot” kind of wheeler. One ton axles and 40’s help make it very capable, along with Read More

Don’t Come Home Without It

These 5 words have gotten us in trouble a time or two.  But the first time “Don’t come home without it,” was used it was about our ’87 GMC Crewcab which we affectionately call The Unicorn. Paul and I grew up about 4 miles apart.  We attended the same schools until 8th grade and had the Read More

Welcome to HMCS

Hello, and welcome to the Heavy Metal Custom Shop website and blog! We are glad you are here. Heavy Metal Custom Shop (HMCS) is a new shop here in Bellingham, WA. While we have just opened our doors to the public (May 2017), we have been building, customizing, restoring and enjoying many cool projects over Read More

Upcoming Open House

We are very excited to host our first Open House! This will be our Grand Opening Event, but not only that we are having a Pinstriping Event and Cruise In here as well. We hope to make this an annual event, minus the Grand Opening part! Please come on out, enjoy a free lunch and Read More

Q and A with Paul and Jennifer

Q. What was your first car? P: ‘71 Blazer- I mostly drove it around my parent’s property, but I did drive it a few times with my learner’s permit.J: When I was 14, I bought a ’75 Datsun pickup truck from my neighbor (non-running) and a crated rebuilt motor. I ended up selling that before Read More

Open For Business!

Phew!  April has been a whirlwind of a month as we’ve been working hard to get HMCS ready to open the doors, and we made it!  We are so excited to be open for business and look forward to serving you!

Available Appointments on May 18, 2024

  9:50 am – 10:20 am1 space available
  10:20 am – 10:50 am1 space available
  10:50 am – 11:20 am1 space available
  11:20 am – 11:50 am1 space available
  11:50 am – 12:20 pm1 space available
  12:20 pm – 12:50 pm1 space available
  1:20 pm – 1:50 pm1 space available