Mechanical

North Texas Customs offers full in-house mechanical services catered to antique, classic, and muscle cars.

We perform component upgrades, fabrication, and installation to help customize, modernize and improve the performance and safety of your vintage ride.

Need someone to help keep your vintage car in top condition? Our expertise in older vehicle systems makes us a great choice for repair and ongoing care. We can help locate hard-to-find parts and will take extra care to protect your paint and unique components. Let us be your go-to old school mechanic shop.

Our full build services include:

Hot rod design, traditional style builds, and street rods
Chassis / suspension fabrication and customization
Engine and transmission swaps
Milling / lathe work
Fuel cell / gas tank upgrade and relocation
Steering column modification
Shifters
Disc brake conversion
Complete wiring and wiring repair
A/C installation
Mufflers
Plumbing / flaring
Power window installation
Alarm system installation
Door locks / popper installation
Stereo installation

Our repair and maintenance services include:

Lube and oil changes
Tune-ups
Brake and drivetrain maintenance
Heating and A/C service
Electrical troubleshooting and repair
Hose and rubber part replacement

Enhance your driving experience.

Our goal is to help you get and keep your old car on the road! Call 972-442-9793 or contact us online to discuss improvement ideas.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Robert Glenn

    Hi guys,
    I have a 1967 GTO with a 400 with a Muncie 4 speed. I am looking to upgrade the engine & electronics (Get away from the points type dist.) and would like to upgrade the cooling system also. This car is great for driving around town but not on the road, it needs one more gear to get the RPM down so I can drive hiway speeds. I would like to go to a 5 speed tranny to help with this. I am open for suggestions and would appreciate your input.

    Thanks

    1. North Texas Customs

      Hi Robert, we appreciate your inquiry. We’ve sent you an email and would love to discuss your project further. Please give us a call at your convenience and we can go over some options with you. Thanks and look forward to speaking with you.

  2. Juan Lerma

    i have a 1974 camaro and im in need of an engine and someone who can install it im just wondering how much it will be the car was given to me by my older brother who was the former owner but its been sitting for a few years i was wondering how much it would be to rebuild or replace the engine.

    1. North Texas Customs

      Hi Juan, thanks for your inquiry. Cost can vary greatly on an engine, depending on what specs you are going with and what kind of power you are looking for. You can go with a crate motor, have your current one rebuilt (if it’s in good enough condition to keep), or buy an already rebuilt motor. We don’t build engines in house, however we have several machine shops that we could refer you to. We can do the engine removal, installation, lines, accessories, etc. If you can give us a call, we can go over some options with you to figure out the best plan to get you up and running again.

  3. Scott Roberts

    Hey guys. I have a 1968 Dodge Dart (270) with what I assume is a broken piston rod. Car still runs, but has a nasty knock. As soon as it happened, I limped it back home and parked it. I have no idea where to even begin with getting this thing fixed. 🙁

    I have no idea how much it will cost to repair, or what a reasonable price even looks like. I had one shop tell me it would be about $10,000, which just doesn’t sound right at all. If it’s gonna be $10,000, I’ll just have to junk it, or figure it out myself, which will probably end up with the same result as junking it. Which would be a shame, the car is in really great shape otherwise. 🙁

    1. North Texas Customs

      Scott, we appreciate your inquiry. It would not be honest of us to attempt to give you an estimate on what it would take to repair your vehicle as we have not seen it. We can give you a ballpark if we are able to assess the vehicle. It is possible that it is not the piston rod, but we would really need to look at the car and diagnose what the problem is. We have two amazing mechanics as well as an engineer here at our shop who would be more than qualified to assess the situation. If you would like to schedule a time to bring it by, we would be more than happy to assist you. Thanks!

  4. Eddrick Wheaton

    I have a 71 cutlass supreme that I’m needing the floor pans replaced and fix some other rust issues. It has become a major project and I’m looking for someone who can do some of this work at a reasonable price. Please contact me if you can help. I live in McKinney and looking for someone close to me to do work. Thanks in advance.

    1. North Texas Customs

      Eddrick, we appreciate your inquiry. We are able to do panel replacement and rust repair. We recommend you have the vehicle media blasted to ensure there is not rotting beyond the point of the replacement, as much of the time, most rotting is concealed by the primer and paint. We offer in house media blasting so you do not have to take it elsewhere. We’ve sent you an email and look forward to speaking with you further. Thanks!

  5. North Texas Customs

    Tom, our sincere condolences for your loss. We appreciate your looking to our shop for your project needs. We would be more than happy to assist you with the work needing to be done to your GTO. We have sent you an email requesting additional information about what you would like us to do to prep for auction. We also invite you to call or arrange to visit with the car if convenient so we can inspect it and discuss further details. Thanks and we look forward to hearing back from you.

  6. Tom LeTourneau

    I have an award winning 69 GTO- Its been sitting dormant for the last 4 years, since the death of my son. This car was the model for the Johnny lightning gold g.t.o. Mini. It is both national , regional , and local winner of best of show, most original etc. I have owned it for 10 years.I would like to get this prepped for auction sales. I live in Beaumont texas.

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