A broke kid with ambition and desire to build customs. That is how Jeff Davy, owner of Devious Customs, says he found his passion in fabricating and restoring custom cars.
“I stayed out of trouble by modifying stuff on my car or my truck. And I didn’t have the money to pay someone to do it, so I had to figure it out for myself,” he says.
Davy’s Riverside, California shop started primarily by focusing on trucks. Over time, though, he leaned into Lincolns and Cadillacs seeing a need in the customs market.
The shop jumped into the parts-making business to “eliminate some of the headaches” that came from factory issues back in the day. While fabricating new parts, Davy remains focused on maintaining the vintage look of classic Lincoln models, most notably Continentals. Along with learning on the fly, Davy says his relationship with Baileigh Industrial has helped him hone his metalcraft.
“I really learned the hard way. However, I took a Baileigh metal-shaping class, which inspired me to buy some more Baileigh equipment because it works so well.”
Davy’s Baileigh line-up includes machines like the BP-3305CNC CNC press brake and the RDB-250 tube bender.
“Man, I love my Baileigh equipment, every single piece,” says Davy. “I’ve never had anything bad, or break, or anything go wrong.”
Beyond building epic cars, Davy has his sights set on a more personal legacy.
“My legacy, I think, will be passing this establishment and skills on to my kids, and hopefully their kids. I’m pretty fortunate in that I work with my Dad and my oldest son, so there’s three generations here right now. Hopefully it just keeps on rolling and never dies.”
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