Modern Muscle Car Performance and Classic Car Mechanical Restorations
Heavy Metal Custom Shop is an independently owned and operated performance, classic, and hot rod shop offering the finest in quality and performance for your vehicle. From modern engine swaps and high power upgrades to basic maintenance and diagnosis, our facility is fully equipped to get your project done right.
Full service maintenance for your classic car and hot rod located in Bellingham, Washington.
Modern Powertrain Swaps
We specialize in powertrain upgrades, whether it’s LS based, Cummins, Hemi or anything else that modernizes your classic.
Specializing in the classics we offer the experience and know how to take care of your investment.
We are equipped with state of the art diagnostic equipment and scan tools to diagnose your vehicle issues.
Bring your classic vehicles into the present day with an electronic fuel injection kit or throttle body conversion kit.
Get the maximum performance out of your engine to hit the road with the horsepower and confidence you deserve.
Are you looking to upgrade your classic car or truck with a more modern suspension and frame?
Recent Builds and Mechanical Restorations
Hear from our Customers
See testimonials from customers who have had work done at Heavy Metal Custom Shop.
“As a photographer, you’re constantly looking through the lens for creativity and talent. When I found the fine folks at Heavy Metal Custom Shop, I was fortunate to find both at the same time! With a vision for custom builds, and the quality workmanship to bring it to life, I’ve been able to bring the builds to the public via imagery.”
Paul, James and the entire team at Heavy Metal Custom Shop are absolutely amazing craftsmen with the work they do.
“I originally contacted Heavy Metal Custom Shop regarding the frame swap on my 1950 Chevy 3100 pickup truck. Paul installed the new S10 frame, fabricated new body mounts, replaced rusted out floor pans and installed the LS based engine in it, all while continually thinking about the overall safety of the truck. They kept me in the loop with the project, sending pictures and updates as it came along. Paul’s attention to detail is exceptional. He was able to come up with a great course of action to stay within the set budget.
“I can’t say enough about Heavy Metal Custom Shop, and the owners, Paul and Jennifer Teigrob. They are a killer team, and their projects speak for themselves. They do amazing work. They are a creative, incredibly hardworking couple that turns out one amazing project after another. They can turn rust into gold, and they have an incredible eye for style. I have to add that not only are they fantastic car builders, they are amazing, kind, generous people. I am proud to know them, and consider them as friends.
I bought a 1968 Cadillac Calais from them three years ago that was near and dear to their hearts, and over the last few years we got to know each other in talking about the car and seeing each other at car shows. They would even borrow the Cadillac, clean it up, take photos, and do work to it here and there just because they loved that car so much. It is safe to say that true love goes into each and every one of their projects. That Cadillac was without a doubt one of the coolest cars in town, and turned heads on every street and at every show. What they did was so unique, yet clean and simple. Sadly, I no longer have the car due to a shift in priorities, but you can bet that when I am in the market for a killer ride again, I will be calling them up!”
“Our 1972 GMC Pickup was in need of a complete frame off restoration. All three of our children had driven it to school and we had used it to landscape four different yards. There was eventually much needed “delayed maintenance.” Paul knew just what to do. Through every step of the project, he communicated well, gave us options for different fixes and followed through with what had been decided. What resulted was a family heirloom that was brought back to us in as new condition. I would highly recommend Paul whatever your project.”
“I came across Heavy Metal Custom Shop when I was looking for a shop to perform a pre-purchase inspection of my 1965 Mustang. I am from the East Coast and was not able to travel to kick the tires and needed shop that could do a bumper-to-bumper inspection. I went with HMCS because I felt they would be familiar with classic and custom cars and would know what to look for rather than a regular repair shop. I am so glad I did! I was extremely happy with the level of detail in the report. The report noted minor things as missing – loose bolts, chafed wires, missing light bulbs, and then went into great detail on engine, compression, transmission, clutch, radiator, suspension, fluids, breaks, corrosion, depth of paint etc. Paul then spent an hour with me on the phone discussing every detail of the report – the good, the bad, and the ugly, breaking items down to “just a heads up” or “fix soon” and “fix ASAP”. I have never felt more informed when buying a used car and will have the car back to them to address the necessary things before I have it shipped.
Thank You Heavy Metal Custom Shop for exceeding my expectations!”
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