The Art of Automotive Craftsmanship

If you ask someone who has any level of knowledge of the artistry that goes into automotive craftsmanship, chances are you would learn about everything from the precision fabrication required, to the attention to detail that’s imperative in creating the interior upholstery. There was a time when a mid-century Cadillac rolling down the street would turn heads and you’d have to travel to a car show to have any hope of spying the sleek beauty of a ‘68 Vette.

Best-in-Class Restorative Equipment

These exemplars of automotive craftsmanship - and quite a few more - are precisely the specialty of Customs and Hot Rods of Andice (CHRA). If you’ve acquired he chassis of an American classic car, you’ll want these certified professionals to help you bring it back to its former glory.

Our expansive shop has custom cars in various states of repair and construction. To see visual examples of our work in progress, take a look at our online virtual video One of the first things you’ll notice are the multitude of workstations that are capable of turning automotive dreams into a customized reality. CHRA is capable of manufacturing body parts in the shop - down to the sheet meta for a Roadster. You won’t find better car equipment in the entire state of Texas.

Types of Custom Cars

One of the most exciting parts of being in custom auto repair are the unexpected beauties that we sometimes are commissioned to work on. For example, a lovely 1949 Cadillac that simply blows the modern versions out of the water. Classics cannot be replaced by the box-like, non-organic versions of the modern day and the future. The ‘49 version was brought into our shop from an old farmyard barn, where just a little while later, members of the CHRA crew were able to turn into into a brand new-looking Roadster with a paint job as good as the day the car was first minted over half a century ago. You can see the process of restoration on the Customs and Hot Rods of Andice website.

Beautiful and Competitive

All of our custom restoration jobs result in cars that the team and most importantly, the customer, can be proud of. Many of the cars are competitive for awards such as the Good Guys Muscle Machine of the Year, 1968 Corvette, the Don Ridler Award of the Detroit Autorama competition and more. If you’re anywhere in Austin Texas and surrounding areas, your go-to option for custom automotive craftsmanship is CHRA.