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Aaron’s Back Too

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2010 by ekhatch

Aaron’s chop top/panel van/50’s Kustom inspired xB was out rolling around as it nears completion and he was cool enough to send some pix. I can’t say enough about how in love I am with that hood ornament, and the new seats look as comfy as grandma’s couch, they definately have a kind of 70’s Cadillac swagger to me.

Visibility shouldn’t be an issue with count em 5 outboard cameras

Aaron’s Black Box

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on February 4, 2010 by ekhatch

It’s really starting to come together and is drivable now, for a car to ooze this much attitude before it’s even close to being completed is nothing short of epic. As far as I know this is the only chopped xB around and it’s cars like this that keep me excited about the whole car game, the blending of traditional hot rodding and kustomizing with newer cars, blurring the lines betweeen street rod and tuner. An amazing amount of skill and fabrication goes into something like this, even though it may seem as easy as cutting a couple inches out of the pillars, even on a car as upright and boxy as an xB it takes a huge amount of work and artistry to section and reform the roof contours. Not to mention the commitment and balls to just saw the whole roof off your car! That great hood ornament sells the whole theme so perfectly and the dual round headlights do such a good job of giving it an overall more retro feel, thanks for letting me share this one Aaron!

Black Box Update

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by ekhatch

Aaron was cool enough to send along some updated pix of the progress on his chop top xB, and it is really coming together! The visor and 50’s hood ornament really sell it, if I had to guess I’d say it’s off an Olds or a Buick. Where there’s a will….there’s a way to make the most evil Box on the planet!

Zach Wants More

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by ekhatch

Zach asked to see more of the “Mad Max” xB in my Hoods in the Hood post, and as you know customer service is job #1 here at Hatch Life. It’s actually owned by Black_Box and is currently undergoing a….wait for it….full chop top!

and getting chopped

and if you dig Black_Box maybe this one from shortbus 8 will interest you

and this one from GothBox