Customer Comments

1957 Chevy Bel Air –  Ed Oliver – Tucson, Arizona
I am proud to acknowledge the superb quality of work performed on our car by Randy Green and his crew at Wild West Rods & Customs. There were times I thought my life’s dream would never come true myself. I had some doubts at times after waiting 3 and half years for another contractor to finish my car as they fumbled through things and never completed the work they started.

On 26 April 2006 I negotiated taking my body from the previous contractor and had it delivered to Randy Green’s shop along with a $2,000.00 down payment to start reworking my dream into a reality. Work began on 2 May 2006. On 12 November 2007 after a lot of hard work and several thousand dollars (smile), my dream came true.As with any major restoration job there are always some small electrical problems and little things that pop up. One major issue was the previous contractor’s shoddy work on the rearend and not torquing the pinion nut in the rearend to specs. This was costly repair job and Randy and a professional mechanic by the name of Dan Umphress repaired and replaced all necessary bearings etc to rebuild the rearend.

1966 Chevelle SS 396 – Dan Presser – Tucson, Arizona

I am a “child of the 60’s”.  It was a great time, music blared on our radios as we cruised the San Leandro strip with our windows rolled down, bumper to bumper for 2 – 3 miles on any Friday or Saturday night. Chevelles, Mustang Fastbacks, GTO’s, 442’s, Chargers & Challengers and of course, the Tri-5’s all lined the strip. That started my passion for the Muscle Cars of the 60’s & 70’s and I kept my ’66 Chevelle SS all these years and watched as they again became popular again, not only as collectibles and investments, but as driver and show cars as well. Today being the owner of a fully restored and extremely rare and valuable 60’s era Muscle Car only serves to stoke the flames of my passion for the cars of a bygone era … ahhhhh, to be young again!

The Chevelle’s story began in October, 1965, when I special-ordered it from the factory via Cochran & Celli Chevrolet in Oakland, Calif. The car was ordered with a 360 hp 396 ci engine but arrived with a standard 325 hp 396 through a dealer error with the order. I took delivery on it anyway. The car came equipped with bucket seats, a console w/4 speed Muncie M20 trannie, tinted windows and those all-important retractable seat belts! The color was Willow Green. It served as my family car throughout the ‘70’s, towing an 18’ Kona Jet-drive ski boat,  our camping gear in the trunk, and 3 little kids in the back seat! I brought the car with me when I moved to Arizona in 1985 where it sat for the next 20+ years in the open air desert until one October day in 2005 when it was delivered to Wild West Rods & Customs in Tucson, Arizona to be completely restored via a frame-off restoration process that resulted in the car you see here today! It’s still painted the original factory color of Willow Green, this time with modern Acryllic paint as opposed to the original Lacquer, the Chevelle has won numerous awards in local car as well as out-of-area car shows.

Thank You Wild West Rods & Custom for a job well done! – Dan & Laura Pressler, Owners, 1966 Chevelle SS 396 aka “The Green Machine”

1931 Ford Coupe – In Progress – Orlando & Marie Madero – Tucson Arizona

A year ago when we decided to build our Coupe we had no idea who would do the work. We knew it would be a big job and we needed to decide who would be the best and most professional. That was until my husband was introduced to the people at Wild West Rods. He saw what great work they did and was really excited about what they could do for us and our car.

We are currently about 3/4’s of a way done with the car and are very happy with the progress. The owners Randy and Billie have done a super job of keeping us informed and have included us in every aspect of the car’s restoration. We are very happy to say we chose Wild West Rods for our custom car. Thank you everyone at WWR for the great job you do.

1929 Ford Tudor – Steve – Tucson, Arizona

I found a car with an all steel body that was originally sold new in Tucson in 1929. This was the car to build.

I had seen the work that Wild West Rods had done and was impressed. They took the car and started to work. Their fabrication work was excellent and they kept me from making some bad decisions. The paint they did speaks for itself. Wild West went the extra mile and built me the car that I’ve always wanted. My car features a blown 383 Chevy motor hooked up to a Turbo 350 transmission. The differential is a Ford 8″ positraction and the car has air-conditioning and power windows.  – Steve

1939 Ford Coupe – Bill – Tucson, Arizona

Having owned and loved my 39 for more than 20 years and getting ready for its 2nd rebuild I was a bit anxious when it came time to choose a body shop that would perform to my expectations.  Randy and the guys at Wild West not only proved their expertise but showed a genuine interest in my car. They made it a very creative and friendly atmosphere to discuss different ideas and approaches that would make my car into exactly what I wanted.

Walking into their shop was always a highlight of my day … from the first encounter with Billie in the front office to being able to hang out and talk with the guys in the shop, things things truly made Wild West Rods and Custom the perfect choice to restore my 39 Ford.

1932 Dodge Sedan – The DeChants – Tucson, Arizona
Fifty-one years ago I purchased my very first car, a Dodge 4-door sedan. Five years ago I started looking for a Hot Rod builder. I met Randy and Billie, owners of Wild West Rods & Custom. After looking at the cars they had built and were building, I knew that they were the ones I wanted to rebuild my Dodge.

My Dodge features a fuel injected Chevy LS1 crate motor, Ford 8″ rear-end, Mustang front end, electric windows and seats, AC, shaved door hinges, steel roof and Foose legend wheels. The leather interior was done by Carlos at Top Line Auto Interior Design. I couldn’t be happier. The car is awesome!!!!!. When I show and drive my car, I always get the thumbs up and I’m told what a beautiful car it is ….. When asked who did the car? I am always proud to tell them the great professional people at Wild West Rods.

Thank you for a job well done!

The DeChant’s

Bob’s 1952 Buick Convertible

This Buick had been in a fire and left to rot. Wild West Rods brought it back from the grave. They replaced the bottom third of the car including custom floor pan and tranny hump. Built the console and dash, enclosed the engine compartment and installed an air bag system it. 3 stock rear bumpers were used to create the new recessed bumper. Under the hood a 600 cubic inch Cadillac motor!

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