About Us

Pete started South West Rod and Custom in 1982. His initial intention was to build himself a nice custom car, as a hobby, that eventually turned into a place of business. Today Pete and his employees satisfy customers all over the country, from Utah to West Virginia.. When it comes to custom automotive work, such as fabrication, suspension, drive train, electrical wiring, paint and body, and everything else involved in building the right car South West is the place to be. It's all about reputation! Pete's reputation exceeds all standards in the hot rod industry. 70% of all business at Southwest is "Word Of Mouth"!!! Honest and up-front, with no corners cut, Pete has built show winners for more then 20 years.. Steel body cars, or fiberglass, Southwest specializes in both.. All aspects of the automotive hobby is right here at SOUTHWEST ROD AND CUSTOM..

40 Year Reputation


SWRNC Overview

Fiberglass Specialists

We have been building Fiberglass kit cars for more then 15 years below is a list of kit car manufactured cars that we have built.
We are fiberglass specialists at our best!
Contact Southwest Rod and Custom for all your FIBERGLASS NEEDS.

Metal Fabrication:

Metal Fabrication includes everything from welding to rust repair and panel replacement. When we're doing a Full Custom Automotive Restoration or "CONVERSION" We take PRIDE in doing what ever it takes to get the job done right from frame rail structures and full on suspension / drive train conversions, to rotted rusted floor pans and full rotisserie concours resto's.. Doing Resto Mods REQUIRES precise welding and metal fabrication!

Overall Paint And Body Experts:

Let Southwest help you decide what colors to use, what's the best supply's for your budget, how we can SAVE YOU MONEY, and still come out ahead of the game by doing a TOP NOTCH JOB from start to Finish! Pete can consult your project and let you know "REAL NUMBERS" on what the cost will be to give you the highest quality restoration or paint job for your money.. Don't hesitate to Call Pete and have a chat on whats best and whats not!

Complete Steel Body Auto Restoration

Numerous cars and trucks have been restored at South West Rod and Custom. From replacing floor pans, to rust repair, from suspension rebuilding, to drive train conversations, from complete interiors to full leather wrap custom interiors, from OEM original paint and body to full blown custom paint (Flames/Graphics), from A.C./Heat installation, to complete automotive wiring, it's all here under one roof. Your one stop restoration shop!

Insurance Claim Specialists

We at Southwest Paint and Body take pride in our 40 + Year relationships with all major insurance company's including State Farm, Geico, , Progressive, Hartford Group, Liberty, Allstate, USAA, and many more. We can write up an estimate and get the ball rolling and in some cases SAVE YOUR DEDUCTIBLE! We are fully licensed with many major insurance groups and can make your collision a worry free experience. If you've been in a collision you need to contact Pete NOW!

Classic Vehicle Insurance Claims Specialist:

We are fully insured and licensed to work with any and all insurance company's to get you back on the road asap! We can locate the parts needed to bring your classic car back to life. We can match and and all paint colors using only top of the line paint supply's (PPG, AXALTA). We can also give you worry free satisfaction that Southwest Rod and Custom will do everything in it's power to make sure the Insurance company pays for all damage done to your Show Car, Classic Vehicle, HOT ROD! We do Classic Vehicle Claims From Coast To Coast.. If you want Honest and Reliable service CONTACT Pete NOW!