Rods and Customs
OFFERING COMPLETE AUTO RESTORATION
CUSTOM FRAME WORK AIR CONDITIONING WIRING
PROFESSIONAL BODY WORK AND/OR MODIFICATIONS
WITH CUSTOM PAINT AND GRAPHICS
COMPLETE MOTOR WORK
AND MUCH MUCH MORE
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Red or Gregg Giddings
Here are some pictures of the work we have done. Some are clients - some are our own vehicles.
We will continue to add to this page - so keep looking!
Double click on the photo album to view pictures of that vehicle in larger window in slideshow format
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but it will be worth the wait!
Gregg's Truck is now on the projects page since it is FOR SALE!
We will be taking it and the Mustang Convertible to an auction
in Houston in the month of September.
Finally finished this 1954 Ford Pickup! As you can see -- it turned out great! The owner, Mr. Tim Horn, is very pleased. It is a real attention getter. It boasts several modifications (suicide doors, pancake forward tilt hood, custom bed, etc). The list could go on and on. He has taken it to a couple of Rod Runs and has already begun a trophy collection. I asked Gregg when he returned home from the last show did it draw any attention and he quickly responded "It's like a magnet - people are just drawn to it!". It is gorgeous and has the horsepower to back it up.
This is a 1972 Suburban belonging to Tom and Mitzi Tunnell.
I believe it was originally used as an ambulance. I need to get some of the interior pictures posted - it is very beautiful and done limo style. (It also has a wet bar!!)
Not only is it a real eye catcher (the owners did a great job with their color choices) but it has a good strong motor and can easily win a burn out contest!
They travel in this - have been to "Cruisin' the Coast" in it twice, as well as numerous other trips.
This fabulous vehicle also belongs to the Tunnell's. It is a very unique 1948 Plymouth Convertible. They love this ride and drive it everywhere! It has power everything and a sweet little motor. They have a flair for choosing great color combos (in my opinion) and keeping things classy. The interior boasts Wabbit Woodworks and beautiful leather and suede seats with accent stitching. The exterior is painted Blazing Copper and has slight graphics (done by Joey Hutson Artistry in Monroe, LA). We installed a hidden receiver hitch and they have a trailer painted to match so they have plenty of room for their (and the grandkids!) stuff when they take it on a road trip!
Next is a 1931 Model A Ford - complete with a rumble seat.
This car came to us and was in pieces. At first look I was thinking they were really gonna have their work cut out for them.
It wound up absolutely beautiful. Painted in original 1931 colors (believe it or not the wheel color is original too!).
Mr. Roy Fair, the owner, drives it around town - can you imagine getting behind this on the road!
His grandkids like to go for a spin and he has taken some of his neighbors for a weekend drive.
We are currently building a beautiful 1957 Fairlane (retractable hardtop!) for Mr. Roy.
I can't wait to put up the pictures of it. It came from the factory with all power options (seats, windows, etc.)
I will post them as soon as it is complete.
Here it is! The Retractable it finally finished and it turned out great! All the shiny chrome and beautiful red and white paint scheme make this a showstopper!
I love the looks it gets when the hard top lifts, the deck lid raises up, and the top tucks away.
This '57 also has power seats and windows (Ford really had it going on in 1957 didn't they!).
Mr. Roy can cruise in style in either one of his beautiful cars now!
The next two below belong to Red. The 1955 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup is his current ride. He had always wanted a Cameo (for those of you who don't know - that is a fleetside) and when we ran across this one - he could not get over to the man's house quick enough to buy it. He actually sold the yellow '32 Ford (pictured below the Cameo) to build the truck. It gets lots of looks and the most complimented thing on this truck would have to be the airbrushed trim on the sides.
The yellow '32 was nice car when he bought it but he ended up completely redoing too!
There are some excellent pictures of custom frame work done by our shop in that photo album.
This is a real entertaining and interesting vehicle. It is a 1929 Popcorn Vendor truck.
The couple had originally seen it (in use) at a theme park and he told his wife that he would love to have one to add to his car collection.
Years later - he got the opportunity to purchase the very one that they had seen at an auction.
They brought it to our shop where we did the necessary repairs to the body and redid the wood trim
(and even popped a little popcorn before it left our shop)!
It has an ice cream freezer and a fountain drink dispenser too.
It made an excellent and unique addition to his collection.
I love this 1961 Police Cruiser. Painted up to replicate the Mayberry Sheriff's car ( I like to call it "Barney Fife"), it even has the City of Mayberry decal on the side.
I don't have the before pictures of this car (not quite sure what happened to them) but the car had been in a warehouse fire.
The heat got so intense that the police light on the roof was completely melted.
This car draws major attention. The owner even has a Barney Fife drivers license that he displays on the dash of the car.
I am just dying for him to get a personalized plate that says 1BULLET!
This truck belongs to the same customer from above and it too was damaged in the warehouse fire (along with several others).
It went back all original and made a nice little pickup. It's a 1931 Model A Ford with wooden bed sides and has the original motor.
This is a cool old car, 1938 Plymouth, it belongs to a couple from Campti, La.
It has a great paint scheme and also has a red pearl finish.
It needs a bit of finishing work and some interior will make a great hotrod!
We have a client who is a Corvette enthusiast. I'm not quite sure how many he has but we have redone two for him. This one is a 1974 model.
He has a new Ford pickup and wanted the 'Vette painted the same color. It turned out beautiful.
The one below it is a 1971 model and the color on it is one of my favorites.
I am really not a "blue" person but it has alot of depth to it and the pictures here really don't do it justice.
This beautiful 1966 Mustang was an "after hours" project of Gregg and Phil's.
They bought it and decided to see if they could build it up and sell it. They worked 2 to 3 hours 4 days a week after work and had it
ready to enter in the 2008 World of Wheels held in Shreveport, LA.
It won it's division and they wound up selling it to an individual who saw it at the show.
They are curently working on a 1965 Mustang Convertible that will be sold upon completion. I will be posting some picture of it soon on the Projects Page.
They also have another fastback (1965) that they will be building - it is a sweet little car - great condition and will be all #'s matching.
It was purchased from a neighbor and only has 88,000 miles on it. Gregg and Phil are still unsure about how they are going
to build it - may go back all original but may not. If you are interested in it, give them a call.
This is a great little '65 Convertible. It was in pretty good condition when he brought it to us and
was put back all original. I love the burgundy color (and yes, it is original from '65).
He and his wife can be seen cruisin' around Natchitoches and Coushatta rain or shine!
We finally finished the 1964 Suburban for the Mayfield's! They are enjoying it immensely too.
So far they have won a best in show at one Rodrun and got a top ten and a business pick at another show.
The color is Dupont Hothues Sinful Cinnamon and the graphics were done by Joey Hutson.
It looks like Gregg's '56 and I can't wait to be able to go to a Rodrun with them and park them side by side!