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Vehicle restoration and customization is a major industry but is typically carried out by small independent shops that specialize in a particular make or model of vehicle. A complete restoration usually involves removing the body from the chassis and replacing or reconditioning virtually every part and component to the original factory specifications. Customization can refer to most any modification to the chassis, body or drivetrain. This category contains links to companies that specialize in vehicle restoration and customization such as body shops, parts rebuilders or suppliers and other related businesses. You will also find publications and software specifically for restorations in the Publications, Educations and Training category.
The following companies deal the the restoration of brass, antique, vintage and classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, trucks and vans, motorcycles and motor homes. If you have a concern or comment about a listing please contact our firstname.lastname@example.org.
www.stwheelz.com/: Doug Lepak is known as "The Steering Wheel Guy" because he can repair or refinish any plastic, hard rubber, bakelite or real wood steering wheel. He has over 20 years experience and has worked on thousands of steering wheels on award winning vehicles all over the world, including Rolls Royce, Alfa's, HemiCuda's, Shelby GT500's, Olds, Buicks, AMC's, Cadillacs, Dodge and all makes and models of trucks and even antique boats. Many of the vehicles he has worked on have been featured in leading automobile and truck magazines.
The Steering Wheel Guy can repaired any steering wheel, no matter how bad the damage or how much material is missing. Custom sized wheels are also possible for Hot Rods and custom vehicles as well as multiple colors, added chrome or other metal bands, stripes or trim. What ever you dream up, h can make a reality for you or your customers!
www.classicvintageparts.com/: Classic Vintage Parts are classic and vintage parts specialists that feature parts and accessories for Model A Fords built between 1928 and 1931. Their goal is to provide the best available OEM and reproduction parts available at the best prices. They are constantly adding new items and features to their website so it's a good idea to bookmark it and check back regularly and you can register to be kept informed about sales and promotions.
http://advancedcustomchrome.com/Advanced custom Chrome specializes in antique automotive and motorcycle part restorations. Whether you have pot metal, steel, aluminum or stainless steel parts they can recondition them back to their original finish upgrade them to a show finish. They are a one stop shop for everything chromed and will ship world wide and will also repair damaged parts.
http://www.harnesses-unlimited.com/: Harnesses Unlimited specializes in making wiring harnesses to manufacture specifications. They have a thorough knowledge of the original methods and materials and their procedures call for constant testing and quality checks to assure accuracy and performance. Their antique, vintage and classic car harnesses all come with a complete set of instructions for easy installation and they also sell supplies for the do-it-yourselfer. The company is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
http://www.carchrome.com/: Librandi's Plating specializes in antique and classic car chrome restoration parts. Their craftsmen can restore most metal finishes to their original condition and all projects are pre photographed and documented to assure quality control throughout the reconditioning process. The company is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
http://prorestorers.org/: Pro Restorers is the Professional Restorers International directory of restoration professionals with biographical pages and helpful information for selecting a qualified shop or skilled individual for your project. You can search by location, category, or alphabetically.
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http://www.autorestoration1.com/: Auto Restoration 1 provides a full range of services that include quality craftsmanship to restore hot rods and custom vehicles. They guarantee satisfaction to their customers at a fair price. Quality is the only standard of work performed at their facility. They offer frame-off restoration and custom built cars. They can manage every aspect of your project from minor repairs to complete restorations and will be happy to complete previously started jobs.
http://www.guildclassiccars.com/: Guild Classic Cars is The Guild of Automotive Restorers organization who is one of the largest and most experienced antique and classic car restoration companies in North America. With well over 1000 vehicle restoration under their belt, ranging from early Brass Era Cars, antique, vintage, classic cars and muscle cars, their expertise is unquestioned. You can call them at 905-775-0499 to arrange a tour of their facility or just drop by for a visit.
http://www.hahnandwoodward.com/: Hahn and Woodard specializes in the investment grade restoration of foreign and American collectible, antique and classic cars, muscle cars, sports cars and hot rods. They have a variety of methods for implementing restoration that are ideal for discriminating collectors who want their vehicle to stand out from the competition. They also build custom hot rods and speciality "Theme Cars". They will also be happy to help you add custom features to your vehicle such as a fiberglass hood and Aero or Turbo kits. Give them a call or send an email to discuss your project.
http://www.musclecarrestorations.com/: Muscle Car Restorations specializes in muscle car restorations and cater to discerning customers around the world. They work on cars from Mopar, GM, Ford and exotics and promise to never interrupt your project to work on others. They have an open door workmanship policy and have put over 35,000 photographs online to demonstrate their skills.
http://www.northtxcustoms.com/: North TX Customs specializes in giving your old car a new life. They provide metal work, media blasting, fabrication, body work, restoration, paint and more. For experience you can trust based on over 14 years of experience give them a call at 972-442-9793 to let them help you tackle your dream.
http://www.streetseats.com/: Street Seats specializes in custom hot rod interiors. Check out their website to see the pictures of over 50 custom hot rod interior projects. They take pride in providing their customers with comfortable seats that vary from the nostalgic to the wild or hi-tech. They have over 30 years of hot rod interior design experience and will be happy to discuss your project.
http://www.ghostmotorsports.com/: Ghost Motor Sports specializes in custom paint jobs, suspension lowering, tinted windows, exhaust systems and custom wheels. They have a full body shop, a full line of exhaust equipment and electronic specialists. They can provide lovering links, power coating, tinting and smoking, vinyl wrap, and wheels and fitment. All of their services are of the finest quality.
http://www.precisioncarrestoration.com/ is a one stop shop for all you classic car, muscle car and hot rod restoration needs. They will do everything from a basic oil change to a full body-off restoration. They have been featured on the cover of Hot Rod magazine and the owner, Dale Oestreich, was named the Small Business Person of the Year in 1994.
http://richlandcollisionservices.com/: Richland Collision Services is a Pacific Northwest body shop that specializes in antique, vintage and classic car off-body restorations. Clients come from afar to their master craftsman, Arsen, because they know it will be worth the effort. Check out their website for pictures of past projects.
http://www.rodsrelics.ca/: Rods Relics sells classic cars and muscle cars that are ready for restoration, as well as hard to find parts. If they don' have what you want they will be happy to try and find it. Their inventory includes potential street rods, rat rods, gassers, and classic muscle cars. They are located in Camrose, Alberta, Canada.
http://www.classiccarauto.com/: Classic Car Auto is a personal website that documents the restoration of a 1964 Chevrolet Impala. It includes reviews of appropriate books and magazines, an activity blog and "how to" articles.
http://www.thebrassworks.net/: The Brass Works offers handcrafted reproduction radiators for classic cars and street rods. They make radiators for Model T and Model A Fords and Dodge Brothers cars. They also restore airplane cellular, honeycomb and other radiators and heater cores. They specialize in honeycomb cores, cartridge cores, square tube with wire spacer, round tube cores from McCord, spiral finned tube cores and tube and disc cores.
http://www.carbkits.com/: Carb Kits offers carburetor kits for antique, vintage and classic cars and trucks. They also have carburetor kits for imports, marine, industrial and agricultural applications. They have over 35 years of experience in rebuilding carburetors and sell only the highest quality rebuild kits. They will also rebuild your carburetor which includes testing to assure that it meets their standards and your needs. They will be happy to answer your questions so give them a call at 510-237-1277 in the San Francisco Bay area.
http://www.completeradiators.com/: Complete Radiators are leading suppliers of car and truck radiator, heater core and air conditioning condenser components. They have a reputation for providing only the best quality parts and back that up with a 100 percent money back guarantee. They offer OEM quality at wholesale prices and have a network of distributors throughout the United States to assure timely delivery. They will be happy to answer your questions if you give them a call at 800-375-7777.
http://www.classiquecars.com/: Classique Cars specializes in parts for 1958 to 1988 Lincolns and Thunderbirds. They have been in business for over 39 years and claim to have the largest NOS inventory for those particular cars in the world. They offer catalogs of their parts, will try to find parts that they do not have, and offer world-wide shipping.
www.carbodykitstore.com/: Car Body Kit Store has thousands of car body kits to choose from for just about any make and model of car. The store is located in the City of Industry, California, and is a leading distributor of FRP composite and Poly-Urethane body kits, stylish fenders, spoilers and Carbon FRP composite hoods.
www.redlinegoods.com/: Red Line Goods specialize in leather shift boots made from genuine Italian leather, brake boots and other leather interior pieces. They have or make custom-made templates for each vehicle to assure a proper fit and have many colors to choose from. They specialize exclusively in shift and brake boots and have been in business since 1999, serving over 30,000 customers.
http://www.huntandknight.com/: Hunt and Knight is a classic car maintenance and restoration shop located in Louisville, Kentucky. They specialize in Chevrolet Corvette restoration and repair but also work on most all foreign and domestic trucks and automobiles. They have a reputation for quality and on-time delivery.