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Classic Car Restoration is an art.  And it takes a dedicated artist to see your project car all the way through to the end.

Abuscard.FRONT3.6x2.1Have you been looking for someone who has real skills and a deep appreciation for custom and vintage car restoration? Hot Rod Avenue, located in Atascadero California, is the place for you.  Alex Risley has the attention to detail and quality skills to design the restoration of your classic car, custom street rod or vintage European sports car.  Alex has personally restored Ferrari’s, Mustangs, Corvettes, Triumph Italia’s, and vintage American classics like a 32′ Plymouth sedan, 69′ Cobra Jet Mustang, 69′, 62′ Nova Drag car and so much more.  Please enjoy our gallery of projects in progress and finished jobs.

Let Hot Rod Avenue restore your vehicle to its original glory. This could mean making your project even better than before; other times it involves undoing previous sub-standard work.

We handle the following on all makes and models:

  • Mechanical Restoration and Upgrades
  • Custom and Stock Interiors
  • Professional Body and Trim Restoration
  • Paint Work Ranging From Driver to Show Quality

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We offer comprehensive service: expert car restoration and customization combined with accurate cost estimates and limitless communication. Our unique and trustworthy service includes:

Design Consultation

Our in-depth design consultation helps us understand each customer’s specific goal. We exchange ideas to determine exactly what our client wants based on cost and level of service.

Cost Estimate

Our estimation system ensures accuracy by involving all members of our technical team. This precise method eliminates any surprise services or added expenses for our customer.

Quality Assurance

Have you been looking for someone who has real skills and a deep appreciation for custom and vintage car restoration? Hot Rod Avenue, located in Atascadero California, is the place for you. Alex Risley has the attention to detail and quality skills to design the restoration of your classic car, custom street rod or vintage European sports car. Alex has personally restored Ferrari’s, Mustangs, Corvettes, Triumph Italia’s, and vintage American classics like a 32′ Plymouth sedan, 69′ Cobra Jet Mustang, 69′, 62′ Nova Drag car and so much more. Please enjoy our gallery of projects in progress and finished jobs.An ongoing evaluation process is in effect from start to finish of each and every project. We make sure all checks and balances are in place when handling your vehicle.

Hot Rod Avenue is an auto restoration shop that is truly passionate about each and every classic car, antique car, custom hot rod and muscle car restoration project we perform. We are nationally and internationally known for our quality craftsmanship, accurate upfront estimates and unmatched personal customer service. Our professional car restoration and customization team works with you to determine exactly how you want your car restored. We photograph and document each project online so you can follow along with your automobile’s progress! We’re happy to spread your payment schedule throughout your auto restoration project.  If you’re looking for an old car project to be an investment, you’ll need to choose the car carefully, and then we can help you find parts, custom fabricate materials and build the car for you.  We have been fortunate to have done this many times successfully, and we have never let a project fall short of spectacular.  The difference between succeeding and failing in any old car restoration is the planning.   Hot Rod Avenue documents every step of all our projects, and because of this, we can estimate time needed to complete your car.    Classic car restoration is time-consuming, finding parts, fabricating materials and having the experience is critical.  Let Hot Rod Avenue show you they can be trusted with your restoration project.

 

 Disassemble and catalog every piece on vehicle Pull body off frame (optional) Media blast and restore frame (optional) Media blast or mechanically/chemically strip vehicle Metal repairs of all rust Replace or replate all trim Completely smooth out body of all waves and dents Paint Etch prime and seal vehicle after stripping High build primer after body work Block sand entire vehicle Paint and clear vehicle includes all jambs, under hood and under deck lid Sand and buff Undercoat vehicle Mechanical Rebuild existing mechanical systems or replace systems Upgrade brake, steering and suspension systems Rebuild engine or replace with a crate motor Upgrade transmission and gearing for a smoother ride Interior Replace seat covers, foam and repair springs Replace carpet Replace headliner Restore dash Restore door panels Replace or restore interior trimA full auto restoration by Hot Rod Avenue entails completely disassembling the vehicle and restoring each and every part and system. This process limits ongoing maintenance and future restoration situations.

 

 

 

A full auto restoration primarily includes:

Body

  • Disassemble and catalog every piece on vehicle
  • Pull body off frame (optional)
  • Media blast and restore frame (optional)
  • Media blast or mechanically/chemically strip vehicle
  • Metal repairs of all rust
  • Replace or replate all trim
  • Completely smooth out body of all waves and dents

Paint

  • Etch prime and seal vehicle after stripping
  • High build primer after body work
  • Block sand entire vehicle
  • Paint and clear vehicle includes all jambs, under hood and under deck lid
  • Sand and buff
  • Undercoat vehicle

Mechanical

  • Rebuild existing mechanical systems or replace systems
  • Upgrade brake, steering and suspension systems
  • Rebuild engine or replace with a crate motor
  • Upgrade transmission and gearing for a smoother ride

Interior

  • Replace seat covers, foam and repair springs
  • Replace carpet
  • Replace headliner
  • Restore dash
  • Restore door panels
  • Replace or restore interior trim

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