At Our Town shop, autos are art

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WATSEKA, Ill. (WCIA) — A place in Our Town doesn’t do “average body-shop type stuff.” Instead, they take it to the next level.

Nichol’s Paint and Fab is known for building top-notch rides. From custom paint jobs to revamping old cruisers, this shop does it all.

Their work was just featured on Spike TV, on Power Nation. They redid a 1963 Chevy C-10 truck, tricked out with a high-powered engine and handmade parts. Now they’re working on souped-up hot rods in the area.

“This is Nichol’s Paint and Fab. We build custom motorcycles, hot rods; the cool stuff, I guess.”

You could say Justin Nichols was born a car enthusiast. He decided to take that love and make it a lifestyle.

“We take them from factory and we change what we would like to see when it came out of the assembly line back in the day.”

At any given time, you can see a special ongoing project.

“It was featured on Power Nation on TV on Spike. It’s a pretty cool truck, traditional-style. It’s not too over-the-hill.”

It’s a ’63 Chevy C-10 which got more than just a fresh coat of paint. Next on the list to transform is this old frame into a work of art.

“We’re going to take it up to Colorado and I’m going to run up the mountain and see how that goes. There’s some pretty dangerous curves up there.”

Nichols and his crew have taken their rides all across the country to different shows. He says he hopes his unique work puts his hometown on the map.

“That’s kind of our goal, to get our name out there even more.”

The black truck sold for $107,000.

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