From a young age, I have had the desire to build and design things.  I learned how to draw in high school and college and got a job in design and drafting.  I worked as an industrial mechanical designer of oil and gas solids control equipment for 14 years.  That equipment goes through severe abuse, and so you learn to build things tough.  I have learned how to design steel to be laser cut , formed and properly welded.  Also I learned how to design parts to be accurately assembled, and also jigs for welding.  I have been working on vehicles for 18+ years, doing all my own repairs and mods.  I have completed a couple auto to manual transmission swaps, done engine swaps, and plenty of clutch jobs.  Archive Garage is my creative expression and my investment in my future.