The Team

Jake Encinas 

Position: Owner/ Fabricator


It all began for Jake at a young age. When he was 13 a project started that changed everything. His grandfather gave him and his dad a 1956 Chevy Belair that turned into a passion and love. Over the time of four years the project had given Jake a vision and a passion to pursue a goal of one day owning his own hot rod restoration shop. Taking every automotive class possible in high school and working after school at various shops such as California Performance Transmission  ( Home of drag racer Artt Carr), and Lanzini Body Works, he thrived to learn it all. A opportunity came along to be a guest builder on TLC's "Overhaulin" and was able to experience the art of turning one's dream into a reality, and was asked to return for another two episodes. After Completing High school he attended Wyotech in Sacremento where he learned basic Automotive, High Performane Engines, and Chassis Fabrication.


A week after returning from Wyotech he was offered a job at Dan Fink Metalworks  and worked there for four years fabricating, and learning the art of grille fabrication from David Schuck, who had been building grilles for 25 years. During that time working at Dan Fink's, Jake and his father Kirk were given the opportunity to purchase Dan Fink Grilles. Shortly after the purchase of the grille business Jake decided to venture off of being an employee and make his dream of owning is own Shop a reality. In November of 2011 Jake and his partner Eric Ledesma had opened the doors up as Pinhead Fabrication.

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2253 Cerritos Ave

Signal Hill     CA 90755







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