Chris Kopp offers quality metal fabrication, repair, and restoration for a variety of applications and finishes. He is recognized as a highly skilled metal fabricator and has over 35 years of experience working in the race car, aviation, and motorsport industries.
Whether you need a new nose for an Indy 500 roadster, the dent in your vintage Maserati fender repaired, an engine cowling built for your WWII warbird, or a complete hand-formed aluminum body for your restoration, prototype, or concept, Chris is equal to the challenge. Chris' skill and craftsmanship has been utilized in some of the most recognized projects to date. His work has included the fabrication, repair and restoration of parts for multiple award, race and championship winning projects in competitions around the world.
"I've built race cars, sports cars hotrods, flat track motorcycles, airplanes, speedster snowmobiles, custom bicycle frames, and some bitchin' prototypes. Metal fabrication to me is an art form and a science. To take raw material and create or recreate a functional part is a creative challenge I enjoy. My experience has taught me there are no shortcuts, no voodoo or black magic about the craft. Attention to detail, long hours, patience, and knowing how to go from a napkin sketch or a crumpled pile of aluminum to a finished part have put me at the top of the game." Chris Kopp
Confidentiality and discretion are important parts of every project. Chris' reputation is impeccable with respect to keeping the client, the nature of a client's project, and business operations confidential. You can be assured that what happens in the shop, stays in the shop. Proper scheduling is vital to the success of a project and Chris strives to accommodate client requests. Contact him to discuss your project, schedule and rates. Chris has a fully equipped shop located in the San Francisco Bay area. Please look for a detailed list of metal fabrication services on the Service page. If the project warrants it, Chris will travel to your shop, hangar, or race track to perform a specific scope of work on a contract basis. The scope of work and schedule will be defined in advance and Chris will work with or independently from your employees, team, or crew.
"My passion is for the art of the trade and I'm always looking for interesting projects and a challenge."
I would like to thank Greg Fleury, Bob Tangen, Don Brown, Jerry (Weeks) Baker and my Dad. They took the time and had the patience to pass on their vast and valuable knowledge to me.
I am forever grateful.
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