Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
September 10, 2010
Photos By: The Mustang Monthly Archives

Last year, we put out a call to shops that specialize in vintage Mustangs for Mustang Monthly's first-ever Guide to Shops and Services. Within days of the magazine landing mailboxes, we were hearing from shops that missed our request for information and wanted to be included in a future version. Well, here it is, the most complete listing to date of shops that can help you with restoration, performance upgrades, maintenance, engine swaps, and collision repair. Even windshield wiper replacement.

Like last time, we're also including a listing of shops that specialize in Mustang-related services, like radio repair and seatbelt restoration.

As we said before, inclusion in this Guide to Mustang Shops and Services is not an endorsement of a company's abilities or ethics. Before trusting your Mustang to someone unfamiliar, do your homework and be thorough in your research. Talk to other Mustang owners who have had work done at the shop.

We'll be updating this list from time to time (and it's also on our website at www.mustangmonthly.com), so shops that aren't included, or shops that need to update their information, can contact us with their info at mustang.monthly@mustangmonthly.com.

Alabama


Indian Camp Creek Automotive
586 Co. Rd. 309
Florence, AL 35634
256/766-8184
Owner: James M. Goode. In business over 10 years. Specializes in vintage Mustang repair and modification, mainly mechanical. Expertise with '64 1/2-'66 Mustangs but does work on all Ford vehicles.

Arizona


Hamilton Restoration
1524 N. 18th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602/496-1656
Owner: Leonard Hamilton

Mustang Service Center
7916 N. 68th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 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 Mustangs with a 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
abcmustang.com/
Performance enhancements, parts, 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 muscle cars.

Chucks Auto & Dream Machines, Inc.
105 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
323/931-1481
50th year at the same location, central to Hollywood area across the street from CBS Studios. Serving a quality clientele of Mustang owners from normal maintenance to full rotisserie restorations.

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 '64 1/2-'73 Mustangs and offering modern touches. Corpuz has been professionally restoring vintage Mustangs for over 25 years. New and used parts also available.

Mustang Country International
14833 Lakewood Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
562/633-2393
www.mustangcountryintl.com
Committed to high 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.

Mustang Country International
14833 Lakewood Blvd.
Paramount, CA 90723
562/633-2393
www.mustangcountryintl.com
Committed to high 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 large 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 upgrades, and repair with 9,600 square-foot facility that includes 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
11610 Vanowen St.
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 driving their Mustang. 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.