We pride ourselves on being able to deliver all services needed to restore or build a vehicle to your specifications

Why Choose Us

HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
All of our jobs are highly documented with purchase orders, time cards, and a brief description of the work performed during that time period. A copy of the current invoice is available to the customer at any given time during your vehicles stay with us.
AWARD WINNING QUALITY
Our '32 Dearborne Roadster won best in class, outstanding paint, and outstanding undercarriage at the 2013 Grand National Roadster show. Our Cadillac Woody Wagon won best overall at the Woody’s on the Warf 2013 in Santa Cruz, and our ’69 Dodge Power Wagon won cool commercial at the Goodguys Pleasanton Show in 2014.
CLEAN AND WELL EQUIPPED
We want you to feel comfortable leaving your vehicle with us. Each job is given a dedicated stall during the build process and all parts for that job are stored upstairs with each job given its own organized storage area. This assures no parts will be mixed with others or come up missing.
SKILLED TECHNICIANS
Every one of our techs has many years in the hot rod and restoration business. Every one of us is a hot rodder at heart and we take pride in the work we do. We know you are only as good as your last build so we push a little harder each time to be better than the last. In the past we have been very fortunate to have the customers that allow us to build their dreams, but allow us to give them input along the way.
HAVING CONTROL OF YOUR PROJECT
We prefer that you decide in advance the budget of what you want to spend to achieve your goal. We will advise you of what we can do for that amount. There is no sense starting a project if you cannot finish it financially. By meeting with the actual people that will be working on your car they can also give their input of what can work or won’t work for the project. Proper budgeting is the key!

Recent Project

Our 10th Annual #OpenHouse and #CarShow on Saturday, May 14th, 2022, was one of the biggest turnouts we have had! It was nice to visit with everyone and we really enjoyed showing everyone the projects we have underway and sharing some of our favorite past projects.

#GarysRodsAndRestorations is a true one-stop for your vehicle. We are dedicated to keeping a low shop rate while still maintaining a high level of service, and we are very passionate about the cars and the service we provide.

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10th Annual Open House & Car Show
Saturday, May 14th, 2022 - 10am to 4pm
Come see the latest projects we are working on
Bring your Hot Rod
BBQ and Drinks Provided
Raffle Prizes
Rain or Shine!
546 Walker Street, Watsonville 831-728-7025
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What Our Clients Are Saying

Just a note to tell you how much I appreciate the care you put into my '66 Mustang. You guys are the greatest, with the best combination of skill, attitude and cost that I've entcountered in a good while (proves that the Good Old Days haven't completely gone away).

Pete Newman, Westlake Village, CA

Thanks to you and your more than competent crew for doing the full restoration on my 1964 Chevelle El Camino. Your approach to the restoration and workmanship is unsurpassed. What I essentially have is a bran new 1964 El Camino that runs and drives perfectly.

Fred & Dianne

Gary’s Rods and Restorations accomplished two different modifications on my car. One was a completely new electrical wiring job and the other included a mechanical modification of the engine, clutch linkage update, and paint chip repairs. From my perspective, Gary’s shop is knowledgeable, efficient, and very customer-oriented. Job satisfaction and job completion in a timely manner is of the utmost concern for them. Gary and the crew are very friendly and easy to work with. Their work detail is top tier.

Bill Goodson

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