Welcome to Joe's Hot Rod Shop

Joe has been restoring old cars since he was just a "pup", and that was some time ago....

He takes pride in the work we do at Joe's Hot Rod Shop, from rust repair and lead work, to the final polishing.  "Quality with attention to detail" is his motto, and all our technicians follow his lead.

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Photo Galleries

Gallery 1

1934 FordCoupe
Gibbon Body

Gallery 2

1933 Ford Vicky
Streetbeast Body

Gallery 3

1950 Ford F1

Gallery 4

1953 Mercury


Gallery 5

1961 Bel Air
Sport Sedan
GSTA 2009

Gallery 6

1970 VW


Auto Restoration Services

  • Experienced Professionals
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Lead Work
  • Body Work - Minor repairs to frame-off restorations
  • Custom Paint - Touch-up or complete
  • Wet Sand & Buff or Buff & Polish to restore lustre

We take all our work very seriously, but there is a special pleasure and enjoyment in restoring and customizing "old iron".  Each project is unique and challenging, and may require a long term commitment on both the owner's part as well as ours.  If you have a special project in mind or in your garage, whether in need of a minor touch-up, a polishing to restore the hidden lustre (to get'er ready for the summer shows, of course), or a major frame-off restoration, give Joe a call.  He'll work with you to decide the best course of repair to fit your budget.

Because each project is unique, with many unknown repairs such as structural problems, old collision damage, and hidden rust, just to name a few, all of our restorations are done on a time and materials basis.   In the full restoration process, we must first disassemble the vehicle and remove all paint coatings in order to evaluate the overall condition.  Even a "gem" may have hidden structural damage and previously patched rust holes - we've seen some dandys!  For these reasons, initial cost "estimate ranges" are simply a best guess. 

If you are shopping for a project vehicle, check it out carefully, or have a professional look at it for you.  The more hidden body damage and rust, the greater the expense to refurbish or restore it to its original condition.



23615 Saint Francis Blvd NW, St. Francis, MN 55070