Of Bikes and Bondo: Doc James’s custom creations

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Article by Lee Sheppard

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Cummings was known only by his middle name, James. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, he ran a shop, an old-time gas station, called The House of Kustom Kolors in Victoria Square, north of Toronto. He painted hot-rod bodies and motorcycle parts, and developed a method of sculpting using Bondo, a 3M auto-body repair …