Jim Smart
December 1, 2009
Contributers: Donald Farr Photos By: Mustang Monthly Archives

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.

Arizona
Mustang Service Center
7916 N. 68th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85303

623/939-6447
800/900-3999
www.mustangservicecenter-az.com
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

480/926-3883
www.themustangshopaz.com
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.

California
ABC Mustang Parts and Service
25613 Dollar Street
Hayward, Ca 94544

510/886-8264
http://abcmustang.com
Performance enhancements, parts and repair, EFI and 4/5-speed conversions, and suspensions.

Affordable Classics
19010 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503

310/542-5428
www.affordableclassics.com
Minor repair to full-scale restoration, specializing in classic Mustangs.

Autoworks Racing
462 Vernon Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

619/401-6900
www.autoworksracing.com
Owner: Matt Couper. Full spectrum classic Mustang restoration and restomod. Complete service and parts.

BFE Classics
540 Crane Street
Lake Elsinore CA 92530

951/674-0250
www.bfeclassics.com
Owner: Brian Luft. Specializing in classic musclecars.

Mustang Auto
727 El Cajon Blvd
El Cajon CA, 92020

619/440-3673
www.mustangauto.com
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

562/633-2393
www.mustangcountryintl.com
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.

Mustangs Etc.
14843 Bessemer St.
Van Nuys, CA 91411

818/787-7634
www.mustangsetc.com
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

714/850-1500
www.mustangsandfastfordsoc.com
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

818/765-1196
Classic Mustang parts and service.

"R" Mustangs
1168 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA

415-626-7669
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
2461 N. Wilson Way
Stockton, CA 95205

209/942-3013
www.therestomodshop.com
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.

Stang-Aholics
8521 Road 256
Terra Bella, CA 93270

559/535-5669
www.stang-aholics.com
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

310/323-5417
Owner: Mark Jeffrey. Specializing in classic Mustangs, primarily engine building.

Vintage Mustang, LLC
3482 Sacramento Drive, Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

805/547-0289
www.vintagemustangllc.com
Owner: Mike Horn. Parts and service for classic Mustangs and vintage Fords.

Colorado
J and S Auto Body
21 1/2 Weld County Road 27
Brighton, CO 80601

303-659-5458
www.jands-auto-body.com
Owner: Phillip Livingston. Bodywork and paint.

Connecticut
Cobra Automotive Inc.
37 Warehouse Point Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492

203-284-3863 phone
www.cobraautomotive.com
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

203/562-8804
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.

Delaware
Christiana Muscle Cars
520 Terminal Ave.
New Castle, DE 19720

800/248-9522
www.cmcresto.com
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

302/454-1555
www.ironhillautobody.com
Owner: Randy Space. Full-service restoration shop.

Florida
Champion & Aikman Customs
6925 38th Street North, Unit A
Pinellas Park, Fl 33781

727/420-7499
www.championaikmancustoms.com
Complete restorations, paint and body, interior, customizing.

Champion Classics, Inc.
5317 Hollyberry Lane
Dover, Florida 33527

727/787-2158
www.wolverinecar.com
www.coupetofastback.com

Complete restorations, paint and body, interior restorations, customizing.

Classic Creations of Central Florida
3620 Highway 92 East
Lakeland, Fl 33801

863/665-2322
Merv and Pat Rego
www.classiccreationsfl.com
Specializing in vintage and Fox-body Mustang restoration, modification, repair, and service.

The Creative Workshop
118 Hill Street
Dania Beach, FL 33004

954/920-3303
www.thecreativeworkshop.com
Owner: Jason Wenig. Specializing in classic Mustang restoration, customization, upgrades, and repair.

Hot Rods & Restorations
Trenton, FL

352/463-7788
Owner: Chris Dobbs. Mustang restoration, body-work, and paint.

Oakes Specialized Auto Repair
1871 NW 1st Court
Boca Raton, Florida 33432

561/367-8534
Specializing in all Mustang years. Also all classic and new musclecars and trucks.

Orlando Mustang
2475 Reed Ellis Rd.
Osteen, FL 32764

407/688-1966
http://orlandomustang.com
Owners: Pete and Peter Geisler. Vintage Mustang restoration services and appraisals.

Sunstate Mustang Supply
14200 60th St North
Clearwater, Fl 33760

727/535-9158
Owner: Sherman Bliss. Classic Mustang parts and service.

Total Mustang Supply
6601 Lyons Road B7
Coconut Creek FL 33073

954/425-0058
www.totalmustangsupply.com
'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.

Georgia
Gordon's Classic Restorations
Dallas, GA

770/445-9409
www.gordonsclassic.com
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.

Mustang Central
975 Lakeview Rd
Byron, GA 31008-5962

478/956-3871
www.mustangcentral.com
Owner Allan Shepley. Classic Mustang restorations.

OFI Classics
112 Haygood Dr.
Woodstock, GA 30188

770/592-4477
www.georgiaclassics.com
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.

Vintage Mustang
2700 Ponce de Leon
Decatur, GA 30030

404/378-2817
Owner: Don Wilmot. Full range of professional restoration services with huge inventory of used Mustang parts.

Indiana
DVS Restorations
910 S. Louise
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

965/361-1822
www.dvsrestorations.com
Owner: Dave Stribling. Specializing in vintage Mustang restoration, modification, and customization. Metal fabrication is a specialty.

Ed Meyer Hi-Po Ford Parts & Restoration
Huntingburg, IN

812/536-3673
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

317/846-6718
Classic Mustang and vintage Ford restorations.

Illinois
Marion County Muscle Cars
6301 U.S. Hwy 50
Salem, IL 62881

618/912-1032
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

800/327-2897

Mustang Restorations Inc.
15N272 Dundee Ave. (Rte. 25)
E. Dundee, IL 60118

847/428-9889
www.mustangrestoration.net
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.

Iowa
Performance Unlimited, Inc.
2249 Glasgow Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556

641/472-9073
Owner: Bob Lathrop, ASE Master Technician Specializing in high-performance engines, parts, and accessories.

Kansas
Mustangs & More
5955 Mirriam Dr.
Mirriam, KS 66203

913/384-0202
Owner: Joe Pluff

Kentucky
Mustang Charlie's
953 Floyds Ford Rd.
Shepherdsville, KY 40165

502/836-9016
Full-scale classic Mustang restoration and service.

Mustang Store
Louisville, KY

502/964-2165

Maryland
E&G Body Shop
5429 Ebenezer Rd.
White Marsh, MD 21162

410/335-5566
Owner: Ralph Evans Complete Mustang Restoration

Massachusetts
Mechanical Restoration Services
Hardwick, MA

413/477-8840
www.mechrest.com
Owner: Full range of services from engine rebuilding to complete restoration for classic cars and antiques.

Michigan
MROZ Mustang Restoration
11752 Woodbine
Redford, MI 48239

313/465-6307
www.mrozmustangs.com
Owner: Bill Mroz. Family owned and operated business specializing in welding and fabrication. Special body jig designed for '65-'73 Mustangs.

Rustbusters
12025 Telegraph Rd.
Redford, MI 48239

313/255-5990
Primarily sheet metal, bodywork, and paint.

Total Performance
44050 Groesbeck Highway
Mt. Clemens, MI 48036-1108

586/468-3673
Owner: John Vermeersch. High-performance Ford parts and service.

Missouri
Gateway Classic Mustang
10461 N. Service Blvd.
Bourbon, MO 65441

800/396-6488
573/732-3541
www.gatewayclassicmustang.com
Owners: Jason and Lonnie Childress. Full-service Mustang shop for restoration, modification, and service.

R&A Motorsports
600 North Libby Lane
Lees Summit, MO 64063

866/409-3542
www.r-amotorsports.com
Classic and late-model Mustang and Shelby restoration and performance.

SEMO Classic Mustang
171 State Highway Z
P.O. Box 78
Gordonville, MO 63752

573/243-7664
www.semomustang.com
Owner: Jeff Sneathen. Boss and Cobra Jet specialists. Complete restoration, service, and parts for all Mustang years. Source for extremely rare parts.

New Jersey
Gelsi's Mustang World
3576 N. West Blvd.
Vineland, NJ

856/692-3178
Specializing in world-class, concours show-winning classic Mustangs.

New York
Appel Auto Service Inc.
20 Linden Place
Port Jefferson, New York 11777

631/928-1888
www.appelauto.com
Everything except body and paint repairs.

Autobody Rods 'N Customs
515 Van Der Bogart St.
Schenectady, NY 12308

518/356-1140
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

845-258-2050
www.classicresto.com
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.

North Carolina
Aaron's Custom Auto Restoration
Pinnacle, NC

336/793-0121
www.aaronscustomrestoration.com
Master painter, metal fabrication a specialty.

DeRisi Body Shop and Auto Sales
Shelby, NC

704/538-9956

Ohio
A-1 Auto Restorations
525 Versailles Road
Russia, OH45363

937/526-3655
www.autorestoration38.com
Complete restorations for musclecars and classics

Buckeye Automotive Restoration
14200 Ellsworth Rd.
Berlin Center, OH 44401

330/997-0090
www.buckeyeresto.com
Dedicated to quality classic and antique car restorations, specializing in vintage Mustangs.

Paul's Automotive Engineering
9750 Conklin Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

513/791-1087
www.paulsautomotiveengineering.com
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.

Oklahoma
Muscle Car Restoration
4670 E Hwy 20
Claremore, OK 74019

918/371-6177
www.musclecarrestoration.biz
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.

Pennsylvania
Glazier/Nolan Mustang Barn
531 Wambold Rd.
Souderton, PA 18964

800/523-6708
www.mustangbarn.com
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.

South Dakota
Telstar Mustang-Shelby-Cobra Restorations & Museum
1300-1400 S. Kimball St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

605/996-6550
www.telstarmuseum.com
Full restorations of '65-'73 Mustangs and Shelbys.

Texas
Advantage Autoworks Classic Car Restoration
6432 N. Davis Blvd.
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

817/788-8660
www.advantageautoworks.com
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

800/MUSTANG
214/349-0991
www.dallasmustang.com
Maintenance and performance services for all Mustang model years.

Jeff Lilly Restorations
San Antonio, TX

210/695-5151
www.jefflilly.com
Restorations in state-of-the-art facility.

Virginia
Daniel R Short
DRS Automotive Fantomworks
4625 Kincaid Ave
Norfolk, VA 23502-6916

757/216-1745
www.fantomworks.com
Specializing in affordable restorations of classic vehicles. Full maintenance, repairs. and rotisserie restorations.

Wisconsin
Bob Perkins Restorations
N2123 Highway 26
Juneau, WI 53039

920/696-3788
www.perkinsrestoration.com
Restorations, parts, and survivor preservation, specializing in Boss 302 and '69-'70.

Muscle Car Restorations
11371 20th Ave.Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

715/834-2223
www.musclecarrestorations.com
Owner: John Balow Full-scale restoration of classic musclecars, including Mustangs.

Shelby Parts & Restoration
Green Bay, WI

920/434-3645
www.shelbyparts.com
Owner: Jim Cowles. Specializing in vintage Shelby restorations and parts.

Canada
Auto Art Classics
2649 Principale
St. Justine de Newton,
Quebec, Canada J0P-1T0

450/764-3568
www.autoartclassics.com
Classic Mustang concours restorations and repair.

Belgium
American Vintage Cars
Industriepark 19
2235 Hulshout, Belgium

xx32/1524-5292.
www.americanvintagecars.be
Classic Mustang restoration and service.

SERVICES
Carburetors
Pony Carburetors
112 Westgate St.
Las Cruces, NM 88005

888/280-4630
575/526-4949
www.ponycarburetors.com
Classic Mustang and vintage Ford carburetor restoration, repair, and service.

The Carburetor Shop
204 East 15th St.
Eldon, MO 65026

573/392-7378
www.thecarburetorshop.com
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
Distributor Dynamics
16438 Frenchtown Rd.
Brownsville, CA 95919

575/675-2522
Rebuild and restore vintage Autolite/Motorcraft distributors.

Ignitioneering
c/o BR Motorsports
P.O. Box 1328
Vislia, CA 92379

800/328-3333
www.brmotorsports.com
Owner: Bob Wymon. Full-service for vintage Ford ignition systems.

Radios
Ward's Classic Car Radio Repair
131 Culps Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35811

256/852-8955
www.wardsclassiccarradiorepair.com
Service, repair, and restoration for vintage car radios, including Mustang AM, AM/FM, and AM/8-track.

Steering Wheels
Bill Herndon's Pony Warehouse
2028 Monthaven Dr.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

919/435-0396
www.ponywarehouse.net
Mustang steering wheel restoration.

Four-Speed Shifters
Bill Heeley
3621 Mt. Olney Lane
Olney, MD 20832

301-774-6710
Four-speed shifter repair and restoration.

Instrument/Electrical Repair & Service
Auto Instruments

877/450-0110
www.autoinstruments.com
Vintage instrument repair and restoration, including plastic rechroming.

Instrument Services, Inc.
11765 Main St.
Roscoe, IL 61073

800/558-2674
815/623-2993
www.clocksandgauges.com

Midlife Harness Restorations
2316 E. 9th St.
Lynn Haven, FL 32444

850/248-1967
harnesses@fusemail.com
Owner: Randy Jacobson. Automotive wiring harness restoration.

Starters, Alternators, Generators CAE, Inc.
14710 Lull St.
Van Nuys, CA

818/442-9884
Owner: Bob Antounian. Full-service starter, alternator, generator rebuilder and restorer.