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Boyd Coddington- what happened to his shop?

I was watching a show on Speed and there was a reference to Boyd Coddington. I know he passed away but I'm wondering what happened to his shop? Is it still in business? Is the wife running it? What about the guys that worked there? I occasionally watched their TV show but at times was hard to watch, too much soap opera and not enough wrenching.
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I'm less than 3 miles from Boyd's. Almost positive the rod shop closed for good several months ago. I believe Boyd wheels are still being made and sold.
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The employees of Boyd's shop were slowly migrating to Foose before he took the big dirt nap. He was going tits up.
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I researched this briefly a month or so ago. Apparently after Boyd's death, Jo tried running the biz but things weren't going well (partially due to the lack of Boyd's design efforts) so they closed. Dan went out on his own. I don't know about the other guys. This is what I recall, I could be wrong.
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"The Coddington Garage Closes their Doors; One Coddington Company Closes as Another Plans to Move June 16th, 2008--- La Habra, CA

Boyd Coddington Hot Rods will be closing their doors, Friday June 20th, 2008. After the untimely death of their founder, Boyd Coddington in February, the Coddington Garage team and family tried to continue on with business as usual. The battle they faced was too much to handle. After Boyd’s passing, his wife Jo took over the business. She had rather large shoes to fill in the absence of her husband. With the team of machinists, fabricators, and paint and body guys behind her, she gave it a shot. Unfortunately, running both the hot rod shop and the wheel shop was too much for her handle on her own. The cars and builds that are not complete at the time of closing will be moved to two new shops. Both shops are being run by former Boyd Coddington employees. Dan Sobieski, a fabricator and long time Coddington employee, will be opening his own shop July 1st. Sobieski will be taking a few from the Boyd Coddington team to his new shop in Anaheim, Ca. Abraham Rodriguez, a newer employee, will also be working on some of the vehicles at his shop. His specialty is in paint and body, but his shop will be able to do anything the Coddington Garage did. Jo will continue on with the wheel shop. There are plans for the company to move from their location in La Habra in the near future. For further information please contact Jo Coddington ..."
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Not surprising...Jo never really seemed too swift in the brain dept.
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Shows like this routinely establish 'heroes' and 'villains' and edit footage to push those story lines.

IMO, several of those guys had the chops to run their own chops -- Dan was definitely one.

I hope Dwayne (Oscar) Meyer ends up sweeping floors somewhere.
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