Custom Classics - Customizing & Restorations

Auto Body Classic Car Front-End Repair on a 1970 Plymouth Duster

  Front-end damage; it’s a phrase none of us ever want to hear after a car accident. But what does “front end damage” even really mean? How far back does the damage go? How many parts and pieces actually have to be replaced? Whether you drive a brand new car or a classic cruiser, front-end […]

Happy 4th of July from Custom Classics!

This Independence Day, we might find ourselves barbecuing, congregating with loved ones and enjoying our free time. But July 4th is also a time to step back and appreciate the deep freedoms we enjoy every day as one nation, under God.  HOLIDAY HOURS: Closed Saturday July 2nd through July 4th. We will resume regular business […]

Classic Car Wiring Is Painless With Custom Classics

Figuring out a wiring problem, especially with classic cars, can sometimes be a nightmare. Whether your right turn signal triggers your left blinker, or your speedometer or temp gauge suddenly stops working, if you’ve owned a classic – we’ve all been there at some point. Currently, we have an Oldsmobile F-85 that came in with […]

“Dress Blues” – Second Military Tribute Vehicle

Happy Memorial Day! And the saga continues… The IronMen Foundation recently secured the basic foundational parts to begin our second military tribute vehicle. It should be cool … a 1934 Ford Pick Up Truck based on Steve’s Auto Restorations’ phantom pick up body. The truck will be called “Dress Blues”.  Below are some photos of […]

Labor Day Weekend Hours

Happy Labor Day Weekend! We will be closed September 5-7th in observance of Labor Day. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, September 8th.  Gas is cheap, get out there and drive your classic car!!!! “With stock markets hitting some major bumps recently, cheap gasoline should provide Americans a far smoother ride this Labor […]

Camaro Wide Body Kits Announced!

Custom Classics, Inc., with DBR High Performance are announcing our wide body kit for 5th generation Chevrolet Camaro’s. With unmatched fit and finish, these hand-crafted body kits and performance tuning options will bring your Camaro into supercar status. One look at the flowing, exaggerated lines of this kit with functional carbon fiber brake cooling ducts and […]

Custom Classics Wins Best of Show

  We did it! We took Best of Show at Wauconda Fest 2015. The weather really cooperated for the Wauconda Fest Car Show this past Sunday and it turned out to be a great day with a ton of awesome looking cars in attendance. This year we took a few cars to the show including […]

Showroom, Lobby, and Conference Room Renovations!

  We are so happy to be serving the Chicagoland area and other customers across the nation restoring and repairing vehicles for over 30 years now. During that time, our acclaimed service reputation and dedication to our customers hasn’t changed – however, some areas of our facility hasn’t changed much either. Well, we are pleased to announce […]

FULL TIME Auto Body & Restoration Technician – APPLY TODAY!

We are a busy and growing automotive restoration and auto body shop in Island Lake, IL and we have an opening for a full-time Classic Car Auto Body Restoration Technician! Overview: Here at Custom Classics, our 30,000 sq. ft. facility in Island Lake, IL we specialize in classic car restoration, custom car building, and collision repair (including […]

Memorial Day – Remembering Our Fallen Heroes With a 1932 Ford Roadster

  Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. – President Harry S. Truman – 1932 Ford Roadster ‘Metal Of Honor’ Charity Car ​ This 1932 Ford roadster, dubbed “Metal of Honor” […]

Links to our Partners

Team Stradale         ProCharger        ISIS Intelligent Multiplex System         DBR High Performance
SEMA Member          Heidt's          Five Star RaceCar Bodies       Innovative Vehicle Solutions          Gibson ExhaustNHRA          Goodguys         IronMen Foundation          National Street Rod Association          Volo Auto Museum        Vintage Motorcycles -

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