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We do complete restorations, modern resto-rods & world class builds. We can personalize your vehicle and or repair the one you own:
· Muscle Cars & Resto-Rods, Race Cars
· Exotics & Imports
· Trucks & Motor Bikes
· Body Kits & Accessories
· Specialty Paints, Custom Designs
& Computerized Color Matching
· Wet Sanding & Power Polishing
· Custom Fabricating & Mechanical
Work & Much
Proven Award Winning Quality & Trust Worthy Customer Service
1ST Place World’s Ultimate Restoration Las Vegas Nationals
3Rd Place World’s Ultimate (over 1200 entries) Las Vegas
1St Place Best Car Atlantic Cruise of Champions Reno Nevada
Top Five Finalist (20,000 entries) Hot August Nights, Reno Nevada
And 100s of other awards throughout Western Canada and USA
If flat rate collision repairs are not an option, Joey’s Place will be happy to do the repair.
We do quality repairs at the highest standards.
1975 Duster Resto-Mod
Except for the bumpers the body is basically like new- original.
Front to back-the complete drive train, suspension, brakes, interior is going
modern. Much like a new SRT8 Challenger.
1981 Trans Am
As seen in the picture this car is in for a major amount of work to
the body. Ultimately it will look exactly like it was when he bought it new yet
with modern mechanical and drive train components.
This was a decent original car that is now going to be a
performance car. While its classic
looks will be maintained it will sit on a new frame and receive much new modern
1979 Porche 930 Turbo
Every year we get to do Exotic European Cars. This very collectable
930 is for a complete tear down, paint stripping and tedious reassembly work.
We did some custom touches to a newer muscle car, a lowering kit, a
custom hood, Oracle headlights and halos.
1966 Mustang Resto-Mod
The body was stripped to a bare metal shell and then meticulously
rebuilt with meticulous attention and modern up graded parts, including: an EFI
Stroked Engine, 4-Speed Auto Hotchikus, and Wildwood-Billet Specialties Parts.
1948 Ford Truck
As with most cars we build our customer has chosen to keep the
exterior close to the original look yet underneath there is an ultra-modern
Roadster Shop Full Chassis (suspension-steering, brakes).
1957 Chevrolet Convertible
This unfortunate car was in an accident that required major
repairs, parts replacement of the front right side. It was a challenge to get
panels and trim fitting very well
1967 Shelby GT500 SE Super Snake
The first Carol Shelby authorized Super Snake has amazing historical
value and is powered by an all-aluminum Supercharged 427 & over 780 HP.
2015 Lamborghini- Huracan
Came in for some custom work
A carbon fiber body kit and subtle other changes.
1971 442 W30 Olds "Frame On Restoration".
This car came in the shop in nice condition. This is how it looked when it was ready for pickup.... even nicer.
Is receiving many major up grades. High lights include, suspension, frame, steering, brakes, and complete drive train.
Hot Rod Chassis for a 1937 Ford.
Custom Paint on this Harley
Is a result of a solid ground coat, a pearl mid coat, a few coats of dye and finished with a few coats of clear.
Very little of this car is original.
We added a full frame from Art Morrison Chassis and the front inner aprons, firewall,
floor back to tail panel are all hand fabricated.
Custom Paint is Candy Apply red over a black pearl.
Hand crafted interior by Gabe’s
Custom Interiors of San Bernardino California
A 514cid Ford Engine with custom made
individual fuel injection system by Kisler.
There are many one-off components
designed and fabricated by Joey’s Place
Full build, body and paint by Joey’s Place
Beautiful truck with an outstanding
fit and finish which certainly exceeds the original standards.
METAL SHOP -MAIN BUILDING
PREP SHOP -MAIN BUILDING
Joey’s Place consists of two separate
buildings totaling over 13000 square feet. We have four major areas of assembly,
metal-fabrication, sanding-prep, and paint (two down draft booths).
Joey and the Joey’s Place Race will
compete in 2017 throughout western Canada and the Unites States. Once again, we thank Keg River Chemical for their
The team looks forward to a great season and its currents commitments
to attend several major events such as The California Hot Rod Reunion pictured
wins Best Resto-Mod
This is a
build we did approximately 7-8 years ago. Our customer, being a snow bird in the Phoenix
Az. area, recently entered the car in the Goodguys 18th Southwest National in
Scottsdale Az. The
car was put in the feature car coral where it was awarded “Best Resto-Mod”. This is
pretty cool for an older build.
This rewarding build began with only a rare body shell.
We built and painted the body and interior to closely resemble the original, as
it was when our customer owned it 30 years ago. The drive line and suspension
have been completely modernized. Highlights include: a full Total Control coil
over suspension, Wilwood disc brakes, and a Roush Racing 427 engine.
This car is going through a major transformation. Work began with a full tear down to the bare
shell. All panels and the body were carefully prepared and painted in
pieces. The complete driveline is being
up-graded to a Ford Racing DOC 4.6 liter engine with Vortech Supercharger, and
TCI transmission. The complete suspension is up-graded with shocks, brakes and
K-member by Maximum Motorsports.
asked to give a 2005 Mustang a face lift. This is the result. A new body kit
and a two tone paint custom House of Kolor with coarse metallic silvers
We are often asked “how much to paint my car”. The
application of paint is a small yet very important part of the process. A good
paint job first requires the full disassembly of the exterior trim. A good
paint job requires careful attention in the sanding and preparation process.
This can mean hand block-sanding the surface as opposed to the much easier
sanding with air tools. Even the masking process is seldom considered but is
critical to a quality end product and project cost.
This is the
end result of taking a car that most people would have crushed. Other than the upper firewall and windshield
frame every panel was replaced. From there we pie – cut and gapped every seam,
straighten every inch of the body then prepped and painted the body. The
customer received the car just as it is shown.
Collision and General Repairs
Joeys Place does collision repairs and works with
select insurance companies. We realize our cherished vehicles can require
anything from minor paint repairs, to panel replacement.
Since we build these cars we often have access to
required parts. We also offer both solvent and water base paints in our
computerized paint matching system (for the best possible color matches).
We were asked to give an older car a mild
restoration. We started with swapping in a new 383 stroker crate engine,
headers, and electronic ignition. All
body panels were removed-disassembled and prepped for this vibrant House of
Kolor pearl yellow paint job with rally stripes. The customer supplied wheels
and tires, and new exterior chrome trim. The final result is a car that looks
and drives great.
A pair of Black Cars: 1967 Chevy II and a 1966 Nova,
One has flat black trim, the other gloss black trim,
one is a big block the other a small block, both very cool cars and sure look
good as a pair.
aftermarket hoods and spoilers is very popular yet can be challenging. No
matter what the manufactures says it is always challenging to get aftermarket
parts to fit as well as the original. Then there is challenge of matching paint
Although we cannot work miracles we do have decades of
experience to deliver the best possible results.
The major restoration of this
beautiful car is well into the assembly stages. The mechanical work is done as
is the process of repairing, polishing and installation of countless pieces of
stainless trim. The last big step, is interior assemble, is yet to be
completed. Other than the actual re-upholstery of seats, restoration of interior
trim and the rebuild of the engine and transmission all other work is completed
1971 Hemi Cuda and 1969
Both cars are in the assembly
Hot Rod Build
This hot rod build is one of
our new major projects. Our customer wants a long list of one of a kind touches. We are mocking up the body and planning changes to th ewheel openings. This is a totally personalized build.
Polish and Detailing a Porsche
We have many requests to bring new life
to old cars without the expense of a new paint job. We can accomplish this
without using products with fillers which results in temporary fixes.
possible with vehicles that just have light swirls and scratches and by using
procedures that include: multi-step sanding, compounding and polishing processes.
1967 GTX Hemi 4-Speed
This car shows outstanding
detail in every area. This level of restoration detail is only achieved when
the body is placed on a rotisserie. This car received a very extensive and
challenging restoration. Although the body was in very rough shape the owner
wanted a very high quality end product. To make it even more difficult not much
was available for this era and model car. This required much hand fabrication.
skilled people contributed to the final results which were well worth all
Triple Black Cuda
This project from a couple
years ago was returned for a little exterior polishing and detailing work. This
all black car, including the 383 stripping on the back quarter panel, has a
Candy Apple Paint Repairs
Willy’s truck was built over 20 years ago and recently brought from California. The new owner did not like the painted flames it sported nor did he
want to repaint the complete truck. He asked us to help.
Initially we told him
it was a 20 year old true candy apple paint job which is almost impossible to only
paint the front end and have it match the rest of the truck. He asked us to do
our best. Although it is not perfect, all things considered, it is pretty good.
1953 Buick Roadmaster
This is a major “frame off” restoration. The car or
body has been through the processes of all metal repairs (rust) body and prep
work. As you see here all the inner and underside surfaces have been painted
and the frame and all suspension parts were powder coated. We will soon start
the assembly process which will begin with the drive line, dash, headliner and
eventually exterior panels and trim.
Hemi Grand Coup Convertible
is one of our major builds from a few years ago. The owner took it to the Mopar
Nationals in Las Vegas for the second time this spring. The event celebrated
the 50th anniversary of the 426 Hemi.
For those old enough to
remember, Chrysler backed a group of racers call the Ramchargers along with one
of the original funny car racers Tom Hoover. Both were on hand to present a
special award for an outstanding Hemi car that exemplified the past 50 years.
Our customer tells us he was thrilled to have his car given such a high honor.
Duster – Our Next Big Project
customer has owner this car for a couple decades and now it is time to fulfill
his long-time dream. The body will get our usual attention to rust repair. The
narrowing of the rear end will be the only body modification. The suspension
will get major upgrades with an Alterktion Coilover front end and Street Lynx
rear end. Mechanical upgrades will include 4-wheel disc brakes, a modern fuel
injected Hemi and a five-speed transmission.
Joey and Joey’s Place featured in Hot Rod and Restoration
It will be the best of both new and old worlds.
It has the iconic and timeless Corvette mid-style body yet it has an aftermarket Paul Newman C-4 style frame (includes suspension and brakes to the LS7 engine), Tremic 5- Speed transmission, and several other upgrades through the restoration process.
What is Quality Paint Work?
We believe quality paint work/jobs begin with complete disassembly of the vehicle as evidenced with this
The bumpers, door handles, window moldings, grills, lights etc. are all removed. In addition to proper disassemble there is extra/proper masking efforts for protect all areas.
1970 CAMARO- New Big Project to Watch
Our customer has requested this body as the starting point for a very big build. It will have many of the latest-current products. The parts order and basis for creating the resto begins with: a Roadster Shop Front Sub Frame, Mast Motors LS7 427 SS Dry Sump Pump for power, American T56 Power Train Transmission, and Anvil Auto carbon fiber panels.
Carefully planning and communicating with our customer has resulted in many companies (Rideteck, Concept One, Rick's Sick HIDS, Ring Brothers, Fesler, Forgeline ETC) supplying parts for this very exciting project.
Here you see the final
stages: car is running with all electrical systems working. We have a great deal of pride in this project
which hopefully is evident through these pictures. We always strive for great attention to
detail as well as achieving the best project possible. That said we are also
grateful to work for great customers who give us the opportunity to build and
work on vehicles.
When you want more than flat rate repair shop work, come see Joey’s Place.
We are passionate about what we do and we pride ourselves on being the shop that is capable of preforming repair work on all vehicles.
Whether you need repairs for your aging race car, muscle car or
your Austin Martin DB9 we can handle the job.
Are you concerned about your car's protection when it is left for repair work?
Whether it is a rare muscle car or a Bentley Continental GTC, we guarantee proper care for your vehicle.
We offer a safe and clean environment for your vehicle’s protection. Furthermore, our insurance company, the security company and the fire department are all aware of the value of cars in our possession.
We are often asked to change the color of a vehicle. We have just completed changing an existing factory white vehicle to a flat black vehicle.
The top picture shows the GM Escalade receiving extensive work while the bottom picture shows the finished product.
Obviously, cutting corners and saving time was possible but this level of thoroughness ensures the entire vehicle (every nook and cranny) is exactly as if the original color was factory. The most time consuming procedures were disassembly and re-assembly.
Very little of this car is original, especially when one considers the full Art Morrison Chassis, the hand fabricated full firewall, hand fabricated cowl, hand fabricated complete floor and rear wheelhouse area.
Much of this car (not seen in this picture) is designed and hand fabricated. Furthermore, the paintwork is red pearl over black ground coat, resulting in beautiful highlights when the sun strikes it.
1971 Corvette Roadster
This picture shows the level of care and attention we put into the painting processes. We believe all details (both big and small) make the difference in realizing a quality paint job.
1969 Resto Rod Camaro is one of the coolest projects we have ever built.
This real Z-28 first needed a full restoration which included replacing most of the body panels. Subtle modifications have been done to items such as door handles, bumpers, valance, and fire wall to make this car unique. The interior and the electronics have also been upgraded. The paint is special affects Hot Hues Silver.
1969 Resto Rod Camaro
The engine is a LS2 with a Magna Charger producing over 700 H.P., there is a Tremec 5-Speed Transmission, a Detroit Speed and Engineering Hydraformed front sub frame, tubular control arms, coil over shocks, and rack & pinion steering, Quadra Link rear suspension, Ford 9" diff. narrowed 7", and custom Budnick rims.
The car won three first place awards in the 2009 Powerama Car Show including; First in Class, Outstanding Early Street Machine and The Top 10 Award in show.