A FAMILY TRADITION

Gibbon Fiberglass Reproductions was started in 1917 by Dwight Bond in Gibbon, Nebraska. After his tour in Vietnam, Dwight started in a small restoration shop where he restored Model A and Model T Fords. He would also chop tops and buy and sell early ford products. After restoring many Model A fenders, Dwight decided to make molds of his finished metal work. The first product he offered was Model A and Model T Ford fenders. They were soon so overwhelmed by the demand for reproduction fenders, that the restoration shop was closed.

Original Building in Gibbon NE, 1971-79
Gibbon fiberglass was one of the very first companies to introduce and exact reproduction of an early Ford body. Gibbon released a 1929 pickup and roadster in 1972. Soon Dwight expanded his shop to a larger building in Gibbon and began producing parts and bodies in a larger volume. Gibbon Fiberglass was the first company to nationally advertise a complete body, a '34 Roadster, in Street Rodder Magazine in 1976.

Dwight went on to start two more businesses. Second Chance Classics builds three styles of 1933 Packard and Gibbon F100 manufacturers 1948-56 Ford truck components. In 1971, Dwight's oldest son, Kyle was born. Kyle grew up around his dad's business and pursued the same interests. Kyle dug right in.


Kyle Bond California Dreamin'
at the Nats in 1980
Kyle Bond is now Gibbon's second-generation president. He worked his way up spraying parts and finally assembling bodies. By 1992, Kyle had taken on the show schedule, some sales and an entire body assembly shop. Like his dad, Kyle was an entrepreneur and moved to Charlotte, NC to start his own street rod shop, "Gibbon's Unlimited Street Rod Center." Kyle became the largest dealer for Gibbon products and assembled rolling packages and turnkey cars. He continues to display on the show circuit and transport Gibbon Products back east from Nebraska in a Freightliner semi truck.

Dwight Bond decided to retire from the body building business in 1996 and sell the entire product line to his son Kyle. Kyle merged Gibbon Fiberglass with his street rod shop and moved to a new 25,000 sq. ft. facility near Darlington Speedway in Darlington, SC. The year 2000 marks Gibbon's 29th year in business. Gibbon continues the Bond family tradition of producing the highest quality fiberglass products at the best possible price.