When you're shopping for a...
When you're shopping for a Mustang restoration shop, you want competent professionals who can survey your project and determine the proper course of action. In this business, time wasted is money lost.
In Mustang Monthly, we've always shown our readers how to do it themselves. However, not everyone wants to do everything nor do they know how. That's when you need to place your Mustang in the hands of a professional.
Trouble is, finding shops that specialize in vintage Mustangs can be a daunting task. In fact, we receive frequent e-mails and letters from Mustang owners in search of a shop in their area. So several months ago, we put out a call for shops that specialize in '65-'73 Mustang restoration, modification, service, and repair. The guide here includes the shops that responded, plus we've added facilities that we've become familiar with over the years.
Inclusion in this guide is not necessarily an endorsement. Before handing your Mustang over to a shop, do your homework and be thorough in your research. Talk with other Mustang owners who have done business with the shop.
We've also included a listing of companies that specialize in specific areas, such as carburetor rebuilding, instrument gauge restoration, etc.
Obviously, we weren't able to get the word about this listing to all shops that specialize in vintage Mustangs. However, we plan to update the listing on a regular basis. So if you own a shop, or know about a reputable shop in your area, let us know and we'll include it in the next listing.
Mustang Service Center
7916 N. 68th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85303
Owners: Bill and Lisa Lautour. Offering complete restorations for '65-'73 Mustangs, plus mechanical, interiors, and exterior work. Parts also available.
The Mustang Shop of Arizona
150 West Elliot Rd., Suite 5
Chandler, AZ 85225
Full-service shop for '65-'73 Mustang with a parts store for new and used parts. State-of-the-art shop includes four lifts, AK machines, plasma cutter, MIG and TIG welding, engine analyzer, computer scan tools, and transmission flush machines. Staff includes ASE-certified master mechanic, master engine rebuilder, and ASE-certified collision body man.
ABC Mustang Parts and Service
25613 Dollar Street
Hayward, Ca 94544
Performance enhancements, parts and repair, EFI and 4/5-speed conversions, and suspensions.
19010 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
Minor repair to full-scale restoration, specializing in classic Mustangs.
462 Vernon Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
Owner: Matt Couper. Full spectrum classic Mustang restoration and restomod. Complete service and parts.
540 Crane Street
Lake Elsinore CA 92530
Owner: Brian Luft. Specializing in classic musclecars.
727 El Cajon Blvd
El Cajon CA, 92020
Owners: David and Mike Morero, David Corpuz. Specializing in complete restorations of '641/2-'73 Mustangs and offering modern touches for early Mustangs. David Corpuz has been professionally restoring vintage Mustangs for over 25 years. New and used parts also available, from complete fastback interiors to original sheetmetal.
Mustang Country International
14833 Lakewood Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
Committed to highest level of quality and service while maintaining competitive prices. Staff has extensive hands-on experience with vintage Mustangs and can offer technical assistance. New and used parts also available.
Garrett Marks of Mustangs...
Garrett Marks of Mustangs Etc. is a walking Ford parts encyclopedia. He has a lifetime of experience and can quote Ford part numbers right off the top of his head. If he doesn't have it, he knows where to find it.
14843 Bessemer St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Founded in 1976 by Arnold Marks, Mustangs Etc. is one of the oldest classic Mustang shops in the country. Vintage Fords of all kinds welcome for complete restoration service and mechanical work, with a huge inventory of new-old-stock and rust-free California body parts.
Mustangs & Fast Fords OC
3001 South Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92707
State-of-the-art Mustang restoration, restomod, and repair with 9,600 square-foot facility that includes a large retail showroom with parts. Service Department installs parts, plus performs repairs, restorations, and modifications. They service all Mustangs as well as other Ford performance and collector vehicles.
Mustang Service Center
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Classic Mustang parts and service.
1168 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA
Owner: Rick Mori. Everything except body and paint, catering to the daily/weekend driver who is interested in putting miles on their Mustang as well as enjoying it. Focus on suspension, disc brake conversions, and interior restorations, but will do any job.
The Restomod Shop
The Restomod Shop in Stockton,...
The Restomod Shop in Stockton, California, is well-known for its Mustang restomod builds. Note the neat and clean shop area.
2461 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205
A division of Mustangs Plus, The Restomod Shop can take on any Mustang project from modified street cars to concours restorations for MCA judging. Each phase of a restoration is covered here, from teardown to bodywork and paint, interior, engine, driveline, and chassis work.
8521 Road 256
Terra Bella, CA 93270
Complete range of restoration services in 4,500 square-foot facility. From rotisserie restorations to minor repairs, with performance and reproduction parts available for all Mustang generations.
Trans Am Racing
13307 S. Manhattan Place
Gardena, CA 90249
Owner: Mark Jeffrey. Specializing in classic Mustangs, primarily engine building.
Vintage Mustang, LLC
3482 Sacramento Drive, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Owner: Mike Horn. Parts and service for classic Mustangs and vintage Fords.
J and S Auto Body
21 1/2 Weld County Road 27
Brighton, CO 80601
Owner: Phillip Livingston. Bodywork and paint.
Cobra Automotive Inc.
37 Warehouse Point Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Full service restoration and vintage road race shop specializing in '65-'70 Mustangs, Shelbys, Ford GT40, Cobras, and vintage Trans-Am road race cars. Engine department builds concours engines, vintage racing engines, and custom street engines. Machine shop and dyno services are available.
Mostly Mustangs, Inc
55 Alling St.
Hamden, CT. 06517
Owner: Bill Fioretti. Specializing in complete and partial restoration of '65-'73 Mustangs. Body, paint, driveline, and trimwork performed in-house. Service and restoration of other Fords and Mercurys as well.
Christiana Muscle Cars
520 Terminal Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720
Owner: Erich Bollman. Full-scale or partial classic Mustang restorations and upgrades, including everything from concours restorations to minor maintenance work. All work done in-house, including paint, body, media blasting, engine building, and engine dyno testing.
Iron Hill Auto Body, Inc.
90A Able Drive
Newark, DE 19702
Owner: Randy Space. Full-service restoration shop.
Champion & Aikman Customs
6925 38th Street North, Unit A
Pinellas Park, Fl 33781
Complete restorations, paint and body, interior, customizing.
Champion Classics, Inc.
5317 Hollyberry Lane
Dover, Florida 33527
Complete restorations, paint and body, interior restorations, customizing.
Classic Creations of Central Florida
If it's a vintage or Fox-body...
If it's a vintage or Fox-body Mustang, Classic Creations of Central Florida can do it all, from complete restomod builds and concours restorations to minor repairs like replacing window regulators.
3620 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Fl 33801
Merv and Pat Rego
Specializing in vintage and Fox-body Mustang restoration, modification, repair, and service.
The Creative Workshop
118 Hill Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Owner: Jason Wenig. Specializing in classic Mustang restoration, customization, upgrades, and repair.
Hot Rods & Restorations
Owner: Chris Dobbs. Mustang restoration, body-work, and paint.
Oakes Specialized Auto Repair
1871 NW 1st Court
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Specializing in all Mustang years. Also all classic and new musclecars and trucks.
Some of the best Mustang restorations...
Some of the best Mustang restorations in Florida come from Orlando Mustang. Here, father and son owners Pete and Peter Geisler adjust the hood on the finished project.
2475 Reed Ellis Rd.
Osteen, FL 32764
Owners: Pete and Peter Geisler. Vintage Mustang restoration services and appraisals.
Sunstate Mustang Supply
14200 60th St North
Clearwater, Fl 33760
Owner: Sherman Bliss. Classic Mustang parts and service.
Total Mustang Supply
6601 Lyons Road B7
Coconut Creek FL 33073
'65-'78 Mustang repair, including maintenance, tune-ups, engine repair, carburetor rebuilds, drivetrain, electrical, and fuel systems. Complete detail services. Restoration services available, including bodywork, painting, upholstery, and convertible tops.
Gordon's Classic Restorations
Owner: Gordon Land. Full-service restoration and service facility specializing in early and late-model Mustangs as well as Shelbys, Cougars, and other Ford products. Also perform routine maintenance with parts available.
975 Lakeview Rd
Byron, GA 31008-5962
Owner Allan Shepley. Classic Mustang restorations.
112 Haygood Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188
Owner: Phil O'Brian. Full '65-'73 Mustang mechanical and bodywork services, including engine and transmission rebuilding, electrics, brake systems, and paint, along with overall automotive repairs and maintenance services. With the exception of front-end alignments and muffler/exhaust systems, all work is performed in-house.
2700 Ponce de Leon
Decatur, GA 30030
Owner: Don Wilmot. Full range of professional restoration services with huge inventory of used Mustang parts.
DVS Restorations in Crawfordsville,...
DVS Restorations in Crawfordsville, Indiana, prides itself on being able to fix anything. DVS's "Super Dave" Stribling is currently taking on Chris Jones' project, a '67 hardtop that was totaled in an LA rainstorm. Through the community efforts of the Vintage Mustang Forum, Mustang Monthly, and Dave's talented staff, Chris' hardtop will be brought back to life.
910 S. Louise
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Owner: Dave Stribling. Specializing in vintage Mustang restoration, modification, and customization. Metal fabrication is a specialty.
Ed Meyer Hi-Po Ford Parts & Restoration
Classic Mustang parts and restoration, specializing in '69-'70 Mustang and Shelby.
Touch N Go Collision and Restorations
902 3rd Ave SW
Carmel, IN 46032
Classic Mustang and vintage Ford restorations.
Marion County Muscle Cars
6301 U.S. Hwy 50
Salem, IL 62881
Owner Troy Cannon is returning home from Iraq this fall to build a new shop for full-time restorations, repairs, and maintenance, specializing in all Mustang generations. Full range of Mustang services, including rotisserie restorations, paint, engine overhaul, tune-ups, and detailing for show.
Mustang Corral Inc.
5446 Chain Of Rocks Rd.
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Mustang Restorations Inc.
15N272 Dundee Ave. (Rte. 25)
E. Dundee, IL 60118
Owner: Christopher D. Ingrassia. "Doctors of Restoration," including body and paint, sheetmetal and fiberglass, custom painting, collision repair, chassis restoration, rust repair, upholstery, convertible tops, engine rebuilding, brakes, suspension, steering, and electrical. Auto appraisals also available.
Performance Unlimited, Inc.
2249 Glasgow Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556
Owner: Bob Lathrop, ASE Master Technician
Specializing in high-performance engines, parts, and accessories.
Mustangs & More
5955 Mirriam Dr.
Mirriam, KS 66203
Owner: Joe Pluff
953 Floyds Ford Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
Full-scale classic Mustang restoration and service.
E&G Body Shop
5429 Ebenezer Rd.
White Marsh, MD 21162
Owner: Ralph Evans
Complete Mustang Restoration
Mechanical Restoration Services
Owner: Full range of services from engine rebuilding to complete restoration for classic cars and antiques.
MROZ Mustang Restoration
Redford, MI 48239
Owner: Bill Mroz. Family owned and operated business specializing in welding and fabrication. Special body jig designed for '65-'73 Mustangs.
This is the body assembly...
This is the body assembly jig set up to factory specifications at Rustbusters in Redford, Michigan. It utilizes the unit body's factory assembly skid attachment points for spot-on accuracy. If your Mustang has been in an accident or suffers from major rust, this gets everything back to factory dimensions. Without that, doors, deck lid, hood, and fenders won't fit properly.
12025 Telegraph Rd.
Redford, MI 48239
Primarily sheet metal, bodywork, and paint.
44050 Groesbeck Highway
Mt. Clemens, MI 48036-1108
Owner: John Vermeersch. High-performance Ford parts and service.
Gateway Classic Mustang
10461 N. Service Blvd.
Bourbon, MO 65441
Owners: Jason and Lonnie Childress. Full-service Mustang shop for restoration, modification, and service.
600 North Libby Lane
Lees Summit, MO 64063
Classic and late-model Mustang and Shelby restoration and performance.
SEMO Classic Mustang
171 State Highway Z
P.O. Box 78
Gordonville, MO 63752
Owner: Jeff Sneathen. Boss and Cobra Jet specialists. Complete restoration, service, and parts for all Mustang years. Source for extremely rare parts.
Gelsi's Mustang World
3576 N. West Blvd.
Specializing in world-class, concours show-winning classic Mustangs.
Appel Auto Service Inc.
20 Linden Place
Port Jefferson, New York 11777
Everything except body and paint repairs.
Autobody Rods 'N Customs
515 Van Der Bogart St.
Schenectady, NY 12308
Owner: Doug Manley. Street rods, hot rods, fabrication, and restoration are specialties.
Classic Restoration Enterprises, Inc.
39 Transport Lane PO Box 701
Pine Island, NY 10969
President: Melvin Benzaquen. Restores older cars with a lot of experience with Mustangs. A full service facility offering all types of services, including restoration and repair.
Aaron's Custom Auto Restoration
Master painter, metal fabrication a specialty.
DeRisi Body Shop and Auto Sales
A-1 Auto Restorations
525 Versailles Road
Complete restorations for musclecars and classics
Buckeye Automotive Restoration
14200 Ellsworth Rd.
Berlin Center, OH 44401
Dedicated to quality classic and antique car restorations, specializing in vintage Mustangs.
Paul's Automotive Engineering
9750 Conklin Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Handles every aspect of vintage Mustang restoration and repair, from minor maintenance to road-race prep. In-house engine shop specializes in stock-appearing 347ci small-block engines, with Dyno Jet chassis dyno.
Muscle Car Restoration
4670 E Hwy 20
Claremore, OK 74019
Owner: Randy Roberts. Specializing in complete restoration and/or historic preservation of Mustangs. Full capabilities including rotisserie restorations (custom or concours correct) and reversing the aging process on survivor vehicles.
Glazier/Nolan Mustang Barn
531 Wambold Rd.
Souderton, PA 18964
Founded in 1976 by Fred Glazier, now retired, Glazier/Noland Mustang Barn is now in the hands of Dan Nolan to continue a long-time tradition of vintage Mustang restoration and service.
Telstar Mustang-Shelby-Cobra Restorations & Museum
1300-1400 S. Kimball St.
Mitchell, SD 57301
Full restorations of '65-'73 Mustangs and Shelbys.
Advantage Autoworks Classic Car Restoration
6432 N. Davis Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Owner: Chris Recker. Specializes in high-quality repairs to all models and years of Mustangs. Services range from minor collision repairs to complete restorations.
Dallas Mustang Parts
10720 Sandhill Road
Dallas Texas 75238
Maintenance and performance services for all Mustang model years.
Jeff Lilly Restorations
San Antonio, TX
Restorations in state-of-the-art facility.
Daniel R Short
DRS Automotive Fantomworks
4625 Kincaid Ave
Norfolk, VA 23502-6916
Specializing in affordable restorations of classic vehicles. Full maintenance, repairs. and rotisserie restorations.
Bob Perkins Restorations
N2123 Highway 26
Juneau, WI 53039
Restorations, parts, and survivor preservation, specializing in Boss 302 and '69-'70.
Muscle Car Restorations
11371 20th Ave.Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Owner: John Balow
Full-scale restoration of classic musclecars, including Mustangs.
Shelby Parts & Restoration
Green Bay, WI
Owner: Jim Cowles. Specializing in vintage Shelby restorations and parts.
Auto Art Classics
St. Justine de Newton,
Quebec, Canada J0P-1T0
Classic Mustang concours restorations and repair.
American Vintage Cars
2235 Hulshout, Belgium
Classic Mustang restoration and service.
No one restoration shop can...
No one restoration shop can do it all. Expect to count on a plethora of specialty shops, such as Pony Carburetors, for component rebuilding.
112 Westgate St.
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Classic Mustang and vintage Ford carburetor restoration, repair, and service.
The Carburetor Shop
204 East 15th St.
Eldon, MO 65026
Source for carburetors, carburetor parts, and carburetor restoration for antique car, musclecar, and race car. Large selection of carburetors and rebuilding kits.
Distributor Rebuilding & Tuning
16438 Frenchtown Rd.
Brownsville, CA 95919
Rebuild and restore vintage Autolite/Motorcraft distributors.
c/o BR Motorsports
P.O. Box 1328
Vislia, CA 92379
Owner: Bob Wymon. Full-service for vintage Ford ignition systems.
Ward's Classic Car Radio Repair
131 Culps Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35811
Service, repair, and restoration for vintage car radios, including Mustang AM, AM/FM, and AM/8-track.
Bill Herndon's Pony Warehouse
2028 Monthaven Dr.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Mustang steering wheel restoration.
3621 Mt. Olney Lane
Olney, MD 20832
Four-speed shifter repair and restoration.
Instrument/Electrical Repair & Service
Vintage instrument repair and restoration, including plastic rechroming.
Instrument Services, Inc.
11765 Main St.
Roscoe, IL 61073
Midlife Harness Restorations
2316 E. 9th St.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
Owner: Randy Jacobson. Automotive wiring harness restoration.
Starters, Alternators, Generators CAE, Inc.
There are lots of starter...
There are lots of starter and alternator shops across the country. However, we're most familiar with CAE, Inc. in Van Nuys, California. They don't throw on a coat of aluminum paint and send it back. They have a specialized tumbler process that gets cast aluminum perfect. Pulleys and fans are available in gold anodized or black or any color you choose.
14710 Lull St.
Van Nuys, CA
Owner: Bob Antounian. Full-service starter, alternator, generator rebuilder and restorer.