Kim Gough

Started at Metalcrafters: 1986
Years Experience: 23
Advanced Training and Education:
31 years sheet metal experience
Past Jobs: Kim has working in metal fabrication industry since 1978

Current projects:  08 Pontiac G8 500 HP

                                91 Caprice Wagon 540 Engine

                                1970 Chevelle Wagon 540 Engine

Jason Allen

General Manager/Laser Operator/Cad Designer
Started at Metalcrafters: 1996
Years Experience: 13
(309) 734-3511
Advanced Training and Education:
Carl Sandburg College 3 years general education

Current projects:
  • 1955 Chevy 210, His goal was to recreate a vintage looking car with some upgrades along the way.  The car has a 427 Big block Chevy with an intercooled 14-71 Mooneyham blower, narrowed 9 inch ford rearend with ladder bars and coilovers.  The frame was left stock at the stock width, smaller mini tubs were installed to allow him to stuff a little more tire under the rear.  The front lowered with spindles and springs and brakes are manual 4 wheel disks.  With the aid of Robert here at the shop he removed the stock steering box and upgraded to rack and pinion.  He reworked the dash to allow himself to have all the necessary gauges and switches to monitor the vitals.  An American Autowire Classic update wire harness was installed to rid the car of the dated stock harness.

Jason enjoys spending time with his family: Christen and their beautiful children Bethany, Chloe, and Parker.  He also spends time going to church and getting together with his small group. 

Robert Carrasca

Shop Foreman/Welder, Fabricator
Started at Metalcrafters: July 1, 2004
Years Experience: 22 years
Advanced Training and Education:
2/87 -8/89 Classic Coach Interiors (Crew Leader) Created custom van interiors and accessories for physical disabilities.

8/89-11/94 Waste Controls (Welder Fabricator) Manufactured field applicators, hazardous waste haulers, tankers, sludge trucks, and spreaders while getting air, electrical, heavy welding and hydraulic experience.

8/95 -11/03 Aggressor One. (Shop Foreman/Welder Fabricator) Manufactured field applicators, sludge trucks, and waste haulers. Received more heavy welding experience.

7/04 Present Metalcrafters (Shop Foreman/Welder Fabricator) Build back halves, full chassis, roll cages, narrow rear-ends, interior tinwork, custom headers and exhaust.

Advanced Education/Training: Old School and Hard Knocks

Other info:  I have always done my own motors and interior work.  I have been around paint and bodywork since I was ten years old with my father at home. My father was also an instructor of paint and bodywork at Carl Sandburg College. 

Robert is married to Dai Lynn and has 3 children Samantha (23), Michael (18) and Rhiannon (2) and has two grandchildren Mackenzie and AJ. 


87 Chevy Sprint ProStreet Built by me at home over 10 years ago and is currently getting redone inside and out new motor, new paint, and new interior.

David Pettett

metal fabricator/Welder (including, hvac, agricult
Started at Metalcrafters: 2-18-2008
Years Experience: 23

Stacy Johnson

Welder and Fabricator
Started at Metalcrafters: May of 2008
Years Experience: Welder and Fabricato
Advanced Training and Education:
Past jobs: J.E. Merrit, Galva Waste Controls, RJ Race Cars, Yetter Farm Equipment

Advanced Education/Training: Tulsa welding school 1 year

projects:  64 Chevy Impalass

                  67 VW Manx Dune Buggy

                Stacy has numerous VW cars that he enjoys customizing, constantly chopping the tops on one, and making a ratrod out of another. Stacy also has his fast and furious 93 civic HB with a B17A1 moter that he built and installed and he is currently working on the body kit.  

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