Since 1986 we have built some of the finest street rods, customs, classics, muscle cars, and special interest vehicles in the Dallas and Ft. Worth (DFW) areas. We also build the newest trend of performance vehicles from pro-street to pro-touring rides designed for autocross racing. We service all of North and East Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and have built specialty cars for customers as far away as California and Florida! Jack Ellison has been building custom cars professionally since 1986 and in 1994 relocated the family and business to the quiet country community of Kaufman and incorporated as North Texas Rod and Custom. Now Jack ,along with his son and daughter, Jon and Jenni, and a few select employees, offer complete turn key "Dream Rides" built totally in house. And yes, we do partial builds as well. We live by our motto "You dream it and We'll build it". Let us build your next custom car or truck, the way you want it built, and built right the 1st time!
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Be sure to check out the CURRENT PROJECTS page for weekly updated pictures and videos of the vehicles we are currently building. Also stop by and read some of the nice things our customers have to say about us on the TESTIMONALS page. And to make it easy to contact us with any questions you may have, we have set up a CONTACT US page to make it easy for you. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the cars we have built, let us help with your next 'Dream Ride' project.
Our shop is conveniently located approximately 25 miles south-east of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, just off Hwy 175 at 15750 FM 2860 in Kaufman, Texas. Our shop hours are 8 to 5, Monday thru Friday, with evening and weekend appointments available. Our shop rate is a very competitive $70 per man hour (for productive labor only).
Call Jack or Jon at 903-498-7037 or E-mail them at Jack@NTRCI.com or simple fill out the contact form and click send.
LAST COMPLETED 'DREAM RIDE'
Just completed in time for Christmas is Joey Watts 1951 Mercury sedan. This is one BAD cruiser with Fatman IFS, Mosier 9" rear on triangulated 4 link, 525 horse LS3 with 4L70E overdrive, full custom treatment to body with peaked and shaved hood, fully shaved and smoothed body shell, and a full on custom leather interior with all the latest in creature comforts inside. The first thing Joey did when we delivered his new 'Dream Ride' named "The Babymaker" was to load 3 of his buddies into her and do a burn out all the way down his road! Honest!
Just completed is Jon Drabeks 1969 Pro Touring Camaro featuring a 468 BBC with Fast direct port fuel injection, Tremic TKO 600 5 speed, Fatman stage III IFS, Mosier 9in. rear with Ride Tech triangulated 4 link, Wilwood big 13 1/2 inch discs with 6 piston calipers, complete custom leather interior utilizing Dakaota Digital VHX series gauges, Ididit tilt column with Billet Specialities 'Boost' steering wheel, Classsic Auto A/C, Clayton Machine pedals and door handles, and custom door panels from Fesler with carbon fiber inserts and dual speakers. We lowered the car 2 1/2 inches, built a custom splitter/spoiler, and set the whole ride up on a set of Billet Specialities 'Boost' rims with Nitto Invo rubber.
He is set to tear up both the highways and the road courses in Florida, as he says he plans on a real show N go for this beauty.
PAINT AND BODY SERVICES read more From mild to wild we create show quality custom auto paint jobs using PPG, Dupont, and House of Color. Many hours of careful attention are paid to each step of the process, from bare metal, through epoxy primer, filler work, sanding primer, and sealer, to base coat, clear coat, and finally color sanding and polishing.
Our show quality paint jobs speak for themselves, as do the many trophies our customer cars have won.
Special effects and graphic designs including flames, two tones, and pearls are available.
Let us put a show quality finish on your ride.
CUSTOM UPHOLSTERY AND INTERIORread more Our custom auto upholstery and interior
designs will make your cars interior cool, comfortable, and also luxurious. We work in all leathers including
Ultra Symphony Leather, exotics, suedes, and velours.
We fabricate custom center consoles and dash layouts. From hi-tech digital to old school gauge set ups, we can give you just the right look to fit your next project.
Custom door panels, custom seats with personalized embroidery, custom designed headliners with graphics, and even fully upholstered trunks areas are standard.
'Quality and luxury never go out of style'.
ENGINES AND DRIVELINEread more We offer complete engine services including
rebuildingyour original engine, adding a new
fuel-injected crate motor, building a custom
hi-performance mill, or a full tilt race engines.
We send out our needed machine work, then,
we do the final assembly. Blown or nitrous
oxide injected systems are also available.
Transmission experience includes installing, the
new Tremec TKO 5 and 6 speed manuals; GM
Powerglide, Turbo 350 and 400, 700R4, and
all the 4L60/65/80/85E series, Muncie and Saginaw 3, 4 and 5 speed manuals; Ford C4, C6, AOD, and Chrysler 727.
Rear ends from GM 10 and 12 bolt, Ford 8 and 9in., Dana 60, Corvette, Heights and Kugel customs. Posi trac, limited slip, or a spool will complete the package giving you the ride quality and performance you want.
CHASSIS SHOP SERVICESread more We can fabricate a custom bare frame or build
a complete rolling chassis. Independent front
suspensions including Mustang II, strut, tubular,
or hi-tech custom. We also install 'old school'
Gasser or traditional dropped axles with 4-bar,
radius rods, and split wishbones.
Rear suspensions including traditional parallel leaf springs, ladder bar, and straight and triangulated 4-link with coil-overs.
We also fabricate custom fitted roll bars,
full cages, and complete tube chassis for the performance enthusiast's and racers.
All our full race chassis are NHRA and IHRA legal.
SHEET METAL RESTORATION read more From sandblasting, patch or full panel replacement, forming and fabricating custom modifications in both steel and fiberglass, we can handle your restoration and customization needs.
Chopping tops, frame channeling, head light and tail light frenching, hood and body sectioning, shaving; hinges, handles, trim and emblems, to flush mounted glass and lights, we've done it all!
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS read more We fabricate or install custom and after market electrical systems from Painless Performance, American Rewire, Ron Francis. We also make our own systems in-house for all cars and trucks as well as drag cars utilizing throttle stops and delay boxes.
Custom gauges from Dakota Digital, Auto Meter, Classis, Dolphine, Stewart Warner, and many more.
A/C systems from Vintage Air, Old Air, and Southern Rods (R143a only).
Specialty Power Windows and wipers, sound systems, remote control entry systems, and 3rd brake lights finish up the complete system.
WARNING!!!Beware of 'Johnny come lately' shops claiming to be able to build your ride. We HAVE built hundreds of custom cars since 1986. Our expertise, attention to detail, and well thought out engineering is evident in all our builds. Come check us out and we know you will see that we CAN deliver on our promise to build you a safe, dependable, road worthy ride the way you want it built, and built right the first time!
"You Dream It and We'll Build It" Call today to schedule a complete shop tour.
COMPLETED 'DREAM RIDES' (make that full turn-key customer dreams rides)
NORTH TEXAS ROD AND CUSTOM, INC. 15750 FM 2860 - Kaufman, Texas 75142 903-498-7037 - JACK@NTRCI.com Copyright 2002-2012 All Rights Reserved