I was commissioned by Zippo to build a replica of there long lost Zippo Car. With no blueprints in hand, all that I had to go off of was an old picture and a zippo lighter. Talk about a task, the car had to be built and finished in one year for their 50th anniversary and yes we made the deadline! End result... well just look at the pictures or click here to see what Car & Driver wrote
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Here are the tools I had to recreate this masterpiece, an old picture and a Zippo lighter.
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THE TRANSFORMATION
Original Zippo car in 1947
1947 Chrysler New Yorker
The new 1997 version built by Joe Griffin
WE WORK TO A STANDARD - NOT A PRICE
Special thanks to my brother Brad Griffin and Bill Wilson, Bill Jr. Tim Wilson of Wilson Engineering for all their help with the project