We shortchanged Corey Conyers in a cutline on last week’s Wheels page. He deserves credit not only for crafting and painting the beautiful body on John Neas’ tribute dragster, but for fabricating the chassis, too.
Gary Cooper was the engine builder on the project, which recreated the famous red Jimmy Nix Hemi-powered fuel dragster of the mid-1960s. We incorrectly attributed the chassis work to him; he was also involved in sourcing vintage-correct parts and working with Conyers on the final assembly. Nadine Ward did the amazing gold-leaf lettering and striping.
Conyers does business as Crown Custom, doing not only automotive fabrication, paint and body work, but also building custom architectural pieces from copper, steel and aluminum. If you’re in the market for his skills, reach him at 316-992-1332.
Cooper, meanwhile, is going drag racing again this season, hitting at least 10 major races, which will keep him plenty busy.
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