Robert Traphagan Custom Automotive Design & Fabrication

Due to the obligations of my primary business (The Boat Shop), Turn-Key Hot Rods and Muscle Car Restoration services are available from Thanksgiving through Easter. Packages are available all year. NOTE: The 2015-2016 season is filled.

Rod Building Service

I can do just about anything required in all phases of construction. No job is too small. A photographic record is kept of all work done on your vehicle that is yours to keep. Detailed information about your job order helps you understand just what is happening on your project. I offer lots of options for your convenience so that you can do as much or as little of your own work as you desire.

Concept & Design

All projects should start with a clear plan. With your input we can help you realize the perfect vision of the finished result.

To maintain the highest possible quality of workmanship and to control costs, I do as much in house as possible. I have many years of experience in rebuilding engines and drivetrains. All work is guaranteed, and is based upon a labor rate of $68 per hour.

Body Panel Replacement

Typical panel replacement labor costs:
Quarter panel replacement ~$650-$950 ea
Outer wheelhouse Labor ~$175 ea
Trunk drop off Labor ~$150-$200 ea
Trunk floor Labor ~$750-1250 ea
Patch panels Labor ~$250-$350 ea
Rocker panels (outer only) Labor ~$275 ea
Door skin Labor ~$225 ea

For specific estimates, please contact us.

Frame & Suspension

Any and all frame and suspension modifications are precise, with no compromise on safety. Only the finest components are used and exacting standards assure true tracking and minimize bump steer. Estimates on custom frame and suspension work is very difficult, but I will do my best to give you a reasonable quote. My reputation is for honest, quality work at a fair price.