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Boyd Coddington passes away today.

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  • Boyd Coddington passes away today.

    Just read this on the Home Shop Machinist board but wasn't smart enough to remember how to get a link from the story. Just thought the cars guys might want to know. Could someone smarter than I bring that link over for everyone to read. Thanks in advance for that.

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    I did a cut, copy, and paste of an article on the web about his passing.



    LA HABRA, California Boyd Coddington, the star of the TV show American Hot Rod and a central figure in hot-rod culture, died this morning at age 63. He had been hospitalized in early January after a fall at home and had been recovering. The cause of his death was not immediately announced.

    "His mental and physical burners have been on full-bore from Day One," enthuses the Discovery Channel Web site for his TV show. Coddington grew up in rural Idaho and opened his first shop in California during the turbulent late 1960s. He is credited for creating a "new aesthetic" in customization and recognized for his genius in machining billet aluminum.

    Boyd's special projects are too many to list, but he is especially noted for the 1980s Cadzzilla, a joint project with Larry Erickson for ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons. His name became so popular that Dupont paint even came out with a Boyd Red paint color. Chip Foose and Jesse James went on to their own stardom after working in his shop. Among many honors and awards, Boyd is a seven-time winner of the America's Most Beautiful Roadster prize and a two-time winner of the DaimlerChrysler Design Excellence Award. He is in the halls of fame of SEMA, the National Rod & Custom Museum, the Grand National Roadster Show and the Street Rod Marketing Alliance not to mention the Route 66 Wall of Fame.

    In addition to his hugely popular shop and wheel-fabricating business, he and his wife, Jo, ran the Boyd Coddington Foundation.

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    • #3
      Thanks for that dabar. I may get computr smart someday.

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      • #4
        It's a shame, he was such a sweetheart. He really knew how to treat people well.

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        • #5
          That's too bad. Boyd was a wonderful gentleman that did a lot for the hot rod industry. He will be missed greatly.

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          • #6
            WOW!!! Mind Freak! Used to watch that show a lot! Thanks for the read Dave!

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            • #7
              My prayers to his family I liked that show.He was a pioneer to the Hot Rod industry.

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              • #8
                damm I watched that show all the time that is crazy

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                • #9
                  sorry to say it but it couldnt have happened to a nicer guy

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                  • #10
                    Ditto..................

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                    • #11
                      Of all the stupid things I've done in my life (moto-cross). Boyd dies from complications; from a fall at home. Youngsters beware, we are not immortal.

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                      • #12
                        maybe it was Karma.

                        or he was pushed!

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                        • #13
                          Yea, mabye Karma does exist afterall...

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                          • #14
                            His house was on the show once

                            He ived in this cool place way way up in the hills or mountains overlooking LA or nearby. The camera angles made me dizzy, I could never live in a place that high up, amazing view of the city lights at night. Of all the customizers he was the absolute best, totally amazing.

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                            • #15
                              Sarcasm........

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