Custom Built Street Rods, Custom Cars & Trucks, Made To Your Specifications.
At Jeff Lilly Restorations we specialize in building custom cars to your specifications. A Street Rod has often been referred to as a vehicle built in 1949 or earlier, but that is looked at differently in the minds of many people. The need to customize and personalize one's favorite body style to a piece of rolling art is a fast growing trend.
A Rod or Custom project can be any body style that your heart is attached to. At Jeff Lilly Restorations we build Custom Cars on 1932 to 1973 vehicles. Before we slice any metal or turn a single wrench we can design your complete project in 3-D for a real to life rendering if you desire. Our in house fabrication shop can build a custom chassis or any part that your mind can imagine.
Our super straight body work can be examined from any angle to view the consistent 3/16 panel gaps and a ripple free painted surface. Any changes from factory stock are agreed on with your signature approval. Street Rods are our passion and combining the latest components with custom fabricated parts for your project is vital to deliver you a one of a kind machine. We will build your project with the right stance, ride height, wheel / tire combination, interior design and paint scheme to a final product you will be proud of for a lifetime. When having a project built it makes sense to visit a facility in person and meet the people who will be building your project first hand to inspect the finished work allowing you to make the correct choice.
Once you witness our system and see the quality workmanship our street rod builders perform you will be confident that you have chosen the right company. For those of you who are pressed for time and simply can not get away, we have put this website together for you so that you can be here with out setting foot out of your office. Please take the time to surf the entire site and check out our fabrication shop page to get an idea of our custom capabilities. Give us a call to discuss your project so we can bring your dreams to reality.
We have the facility and the craftsmen to build you a Custom Car to suit your needs. We will build any model car or truck from 1932 to the present with the latest mods installed. From Custom Fiberglass consoles, dashes and interior parts to one off fabricated steel and aluminum interior body panels we do it all. Work is done in house to insure the highest level quality. Interiors custom built including seats, dashes, door panels headliners and convertible tops. We use the finest materials such as German and Italian leathers. If need be we can build a custom chassis to fit your drive train to your favorite body style. Call us today to discuss your Custom Car project and to schedule a time when our custom car shop can take it in.
Browse our custom hot rods gallery to see a few samples of our nationally known projects. What are you dreaming of? We can build it. What are you thinking? Do you have an idea in the back of your mind? No problem, we can render your project in various stances including color combinations until you are satisfied, click here for our current render "Moparz" You are our dream customer as Custom Car building is our passion. Big motors running on pump Gas making 600 horse power is do-able, or if you are conservative we can build you a smaller motor. The more radical you are the more we like it. Call us today to discuss your dreams and we will find a way to make them come true.
Custom Trucks are a passion for us. Check out "Ol Yeller" this truck has appeared in magazine features. A subtle custom to say the least but one that captured the owners taste. Ford Trucks, Chevy Trucks, Dodge Trucks we love them all. We can fabricate Bed Wood in many varieties with custom clear coatings and polished as nice as the exterior paint is a normal part of our day at Jeff Lilly Restorations. When you pick and choose the components you want combined with the one off parts we fabricate you will have a one of a kind Custom Truck.
In all the years we have been in the business we have come across many sites and one that has given us some major insight to our beloved hobby is the magazine www.streetrodderweb.com available at the news stand as well as last months issue posted on the internet at their site. A wealth of info and probably the most pages printed on the hobby with mega specialty parts suppliers and vendors of all kinds of parts you can think of. Contact them for presenting your car or truck if you have something special, you never know you could grace the pages of Street Rodder magazine.
We are happy to include this in our specialty list of offerings so enjoy the book and get that project out and rolling. Regardless if you are looking for a finished car or a project to start with www.streetrods.us is an excellent avenue to find the perfect car or truck to suit your needs. We endorse this site as an excellent place to get what you are looking for. There are thousands of choices and the prices vary all over the spectrum including any color and upholstery choice with excellent pictures for making good decisions with direct contact to sellers for negotiation. Take the tour and you will be amazed at the shear numbers of valuable vehicles available.
The national street rod association is another name you can trust www.nsra-usa.com as they have many events and sponsor many shows. The long time coordinator of timed events also sets the standard for latest news in the Street Rod hobby and offers club membership to keep you in the front line with the latest news. Learning about the hobby will improve your knowledge base and help you meet new friends and improve you wheeling and dealing abilities when it comes time to sell or purchase parts or a new Street Rod. You will find this site very informative along with lots of new ideas to get the ball rolling.
Enjoy the site and tell them Jeff Lilly sent ya.
Street Rod Articles
Exhaust tips can really set off a car or truck and they come in various shapes. The standard old school tips are usually made of steel and are chrome plated. Usually they have an angled cut and come in various sizes to fit different exhaust tubing. In general there are three main attachment systems used and they range from a simple V band clamp, screws holding them on or welding them on permanently. Read automotive exhaust tips upgrades article more...
If you desire a unique street rod built to your exact specifications, which not only looks incredible - but which is built to the highest possible standard throughout, then call us today to discuss your dream hot rod!
Jeff Lilly 210-695-5151
One of the long awaited things we have been doing, as organized as our shop is there's always room for improvement. Steve has been going over our Fasteners cabinet ensuring everything is labeled and filed up to date in the correct bins. We have over 100 different bins that all needed to be updated to ensure everything was easy and quick to find for our employees giving every customer a full 60 minutes and not wasting crucial dollars. - 4/30/2012
Today Luie took some tubing and welded up a custom made funnel that is going to be used for servicing the trunk oil reservoir. With this setup, the customer has easy access to change the oil in the vehicle. The oil reservoir will be drained right behind the rear tire. He can then fill it up with oil rather quickly using the nifty S shaped funnel he fabricated. - 5/15/2012
Today Mani is working on the Nova; he straightened the dents on the doors using our Spitznagel dent fix tool that we have discussed before. He is welding up whatever spots that were previously marked and he cut out the door handle and key lock holes as they will be closed up since we are putting door poppers on this build. He then made templates, then transferred them to metal, fit them in the holes, then welded them up solid. - 5/18/2012
Today Shannon has been Media Blasting the body of the Shelby getting it white metal clean so we can start the body and metal work process using 80 grit aluminum oxide. - 5/30/2012
Today Cliff went over the entire Shelby Mustang, he marked all the spots of rust build up, factory brass needing smoothed down, dents, cracks in the metal etc. He tape marked these spots so he has a plan of attack to work on next. - 6/8/2012
Today Bob finished the alignment for the doors on the 1967 Nova. He also began getting the trunk and hood aligned which was giving us some fitting issues from side to side. - 7/12/2012
Today Sam finished up welding the bumper on the Camaro, and it has a marvelous 1/16th Gap. - 7/24/2012
Today Jack has been disassembling the 1970 Boss Mustang and making a punch list of anything that needs to be tweaked / worked on first. - 8/10/2012
Today Jack continues to disassemble the Outback Fastback Mustang, he continues to list items that need to be tweaked and labeled such as the evacuation system that goes to the motor on the driver now passenger side of the vehicle! - 9/11/2012