would just hang out at Jims and Vic Murphys till like mid night every day .. When we started making frames in the 2 car garage I would help out with what ever I could i.e. rough cuts, setting up the mill for the jigs and notching tubing for a 'lil while till Dana Chec showed me how to tack weld with the tig welder ..Then we got "The Factory" where I helped out for a lil while longer. I would also get packages ready for them to ship and tell Vic and Jim what's up with all the guys (lived with Gary Young and Ryan Fudger for like 4-5 years ) and just help out with what ever I can .
We've heard talks about DBI coming back, what's the status?
Shaun: Coming Back?? I don't think it ever went anywere... DBI just goes under the radar ......outa sight outa mind kinda thing.. Just planing on how to take over the world still ! ....haha.
You don't mind getting your hands dirty, where do you work these days?
Shaun: No I don't mind. I work out of Jim's shop doing my own thing and helping Jim out here and there. It gets super crazy some days with all of us in there. 4 guys working and messing around all the time. Everyone rides in the shop. We got some ramps between the shops and talk about digging dirt in the yard maybe. The best plans is Jim is going to asphalt the space between the shops and build new ramps, no more dirt to ramps, we're moving on up now haha.
Does it entail grinding, painting, welding, drilling, the whole nine yards?
Shaun: Yep and then some.... Gardening, painting the house, mowing lawns everything lol.
What has been the most stressful job you were part of so far?
Shaun: I would say being a bouncer at the bars in Pacific Beach in San Diego. You never know what the night's going to bring. Beer = ???????
What result are you most proud of?
Shaun: I guess all of my abillitys (minus spelling) I am kinda what you call a " Jack of all trades Master of none". There ain't much I can't do from Marble/Granite flooring to commercial, photos, tattoos, piercing, framing, painting, and fabrication. I ain't scared of much.
Is Jim a good teacher?
Shaun: Hell ya! He is so patient it's not funny, and plus that he helps everyone out if he can and I mean every one! The best damn teacher you can get!
Who else do you respect fixing/restoring/customizing cars?
Shaun: Shoot, too many people to list, but right of the top of my head....Dana Chec @ A.S.C Speed Metal is one of the best fabricators I have ever met. Jim Sibley for his ability to think outside the box when it comes to customizing and Restoring is boring just a waste of time " I WANTA GO FAST" from RICKY BOBBy
Tell us a good story that happened on the work floor?
Shaun: Too many to list but here is one .. One of the kids in the shop Justin has a bad habit of leaving all of mine and the other guys' tools outside and never put them back (he didn't own his own tools yet ) and we would yell at him over and over. One day he bought a tool box and started fillling it with tools. A few days later we took his tool box and put it on a shelf above the front door (about 12 feet in the air). He got kinda mad but it has been up there for 3 weeks now and he can't get it down by himself. Now he puts all tools back, haha
What is the fastest you've gone in a car?
Shaun: I don't know?? most of the cars we drive don't have speedometers in them. I'll say the Jacks 56 Ford Thunderbird is "the fastest car I have been in" since it is made to go 200 + mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats
If you see a car broken down along the road, do you stop and help?
Shaun: EHHHHH if it's new most likely not, but if it is a friend always, I stay away from new cars. I like old rusty junk, haha
What's a project you're looking forward to?
Shaun: I would like to finish my 1938 Ford truck by summer so I can start building a 1931 Model A and also take my 1951 Packard and put a Corvette chassis under it ....and build my motocycle too.
How does your own car look?
Shaun: My 1973 GMC truck? hahaha it's camouflage ... the camo patterns are all skulls that I airbrushed all blk skulls, green skulls and brown skulls, it's funny but I love my REDNECK TRUCK haha
Do yo miss the BMX days?
Shaun: Ya. I miss the "good ol days" but I still ride now and will never stop I hope.
Any last words?
Shaun: Ya I would like to thank every one from DIRT BROS. EVERYONE! My dad and mom for buying me my 1st bike. And everyone I had ever rode with or met through bmx and had a blast doing what ever we did. All the SD bmx riders. Sean Yarroll, Sam Townsley, Fudger, GARY, Steve WoodWard, Chris Myers, shit too many to list and I have to go paint a car now.. oh ya "lifes a garden dig it !"