The Latest News & Projects

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.

Services We Offer: #TurnKeyStreetRods #FrameOffRestoration #CompleteBodyAndPaint #SheetMetalFabrication #DrivetrainUpgrades #SuspensionUpgrades #ExhaustUpgrades #DiscbrakeConversions #PerformanceUpgrades #RepairAndRestoration

#CarOpenHouse #BayArea #Watsonville #CarShow #CarSpotting #CarSpot #CarsOfInstagram #CarSpotting #vintagecar #carpassion #carculture #classiccars #vintagecars #hotrod #americanclassic #rpmlifestyle

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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#Project343Window Update. This 1934 3 Window Coupe came in for a refresh. Looking at final assembly. #CompleteBodyAndPaint and #PerformanceUpgrades including EFI upgrade.

This innovative mid 80's build already featured a Frank Shonig & Gary Evans built chassis with torsion bar front suspension, an independent rear end with quick change, as well as a full @roncovell hood.

Next step is completing the final assembly. 

#ProjectCamaro Update on repairs and restoration completed to date. This 1969 Camaro had been sitting in a garage for over 25 years. We have started the substantial #FrameOffRestoration and #RepairAndRestoration work to restore it, and are now in the process of bringing it into the 21st century. 

This Original high school car that's getting the full Detroit Speed / LS treatment, including:
#SheetMetalFabrication #SuspensionUpgrades #PerformanceUpgrades #DrivetrainUpgrades #ExhaustUpgrades #DiscbrakeConversions #CompleteBodyAndPaint

This car is in for a full frame-off restoration, including performance upgrades and LS3 Swap.

It's a great day when after all the hard work and hundreds of hours by everyone in the shop you can start to see the finished product. #elcamino #70 #lsswap @foxracing @baer_brakes

Gary George, who runs Gary's Rods & Restorations in Northern California, has a long history of building outstanding vehicles. He was recently approached by Jason Souza to build a showstopping '56 Ford F-100. This will be a "no-holds-barred" project, but they want the truck to have an elegant and refined character rather than going for shock value. Look for future articles that will include sectioning the cowl and the hood, moving the wheel well openings in the front fenders, and scratch building a new bed that matches the shape of the cab.

#ProjectMiura This beautiful Lamborghini Miura is off to its owner for final assembly. We completed some major work on this frame-off restoration. Including both steel and aluminum metal fabrication, damage corrections, as well as complete body and paint. Our first project completed for 2022. Refreshed and headed back to its owner. 

#Lamborghini #Miura #LamborghiniMiura #MiuraP400 #MiuraS #LamborghiniClub #LamborghiniClassic #V12 #Lamborghini_Classic_Cars #Lamborghiniv12 #5speed #gatedshifter #savethemanuals #lambo #cars #carsofinstagram 

This is one of our current projects. It is a 1956 F100 Custom Pickup. We are 3D scanning this project which is slatted for a lot of body modifications which will all be conceived on the computer before we begin cutting this thing up. Stay tuned !

Some of the changes on this vehicle are:

  • We narrowed the wheel opening to have equal gaps between the front and the rear of the tire. The entire wheel opening was moved forward 4 1/2 inches and also moved up an inch.
  • Hydroshox system which adds or subtracts hydraulic fluid between the shock and upper mount, raising or lowering the overall height.
  • 572" Stack Injected Kaase BOSS / 825+ HP Pump Gas Street Engine from Kaase Engine Development