We wish to
extend to you a warm welcome as you visit our website. On this site
you will find information on our classic car restorations, custom
creations as well as an overview of the products and services we
offer. This site is intended to give you a feel for the
level of detail and quality we pour into each and every project. At the bottom of every page
you will find our phone number. Please keep this in mind as
you bourse the site, and give us a call If you have any comments or
At Julian's we have had the
honor and privilege to build some of the nicest rides on the road today. Our goal, with every
project, is to produce the finest example of the automotive art
Today, there are many directions you can go with your classic car
project, whereas, in the past, there was really only one. That
was 100% concourse. Today, the market is much more open to
modified classic cars as well as full blown customs. In the
end the choice is yours. Call Julian's today and we will be
happy to discuss all the options available to you. Whether
your dream is for a 100% concourse correct "classic car restoration"
or a "one-of-a-kind" custom, Julian's will help make your dream car
When we build a 100% concourse restoration, we painstakingly restore
your car to it's original glory. True classic cars deserve to
be lovingly restored back to their original state in every way, shape
and form. This includes
everything. All the inspection tags, inspection marks,
factory correct hoses and connectors as well as the correct
paint and surface textures. When complete, your car will
look exactly as it did the day it rolled off the original
factory assembly line.
When building a modified, we follow the same overall plan as when
building a concourse restoration. The difference being that
instead of "restoring" the car to factory standards, we
re-manufacture the car with current parts and materials. Show
quality paint, high performance drivetrains as well as performance
suspension modifications are the typical upgrades, but creature
comfort modifications also rank high on the list.
When building a full custom, all the rules go out the window.
Here is where your imagination can spring to life and your wildest fantasies come
true. Our goal
when building a full custom is to make it look as if the car rolled
off a production assembly line. Granted, it will be an
assembly line like none in automotive history. Our customs,
while produced to the highest show quality standards, are
designed and built to be driven. These ultra high end show
cars feel just as "at home" on the track (drag strip or road
course) as they do on the street. True power, performance
and show stopping looks are the goal.
With that said, the first thing you
will find when working with Julian's is our uncompromising attention
to detail. While some believe we carry this philosophy to the
extreme, we believe it is what separates us, and our cars, from the
rest of the crowd.
NOTE: All projects are painted and detailed on a rotisserie
Picking the right
Picking the right
shop to build your dream car is a daunting proposition. There
are literally hundreds, if not thousands of decisions to be made
during a build. And, of the many decisions you need to make,
picking the right shop is the single most important decision in the
entire process. Picking the right builder is the difference
between a dream come true, or a never ending nightmare.
Julian's, our soul purpose is turning your dream car into reality.
Whether it is a high level concourse restoration or a one off
custom, we strive to meet your every expectation. We structure
the build around your desires and expectations. And in doing
so, we pay excruciating attention to every last detail. And,
when all is said and done, the difference between a "typical"
builder and a "quality" builder is in the details. We follow
this philosophy right down to every
last nut and bolt. So... If
you need a builder who strives for the finest workmanship possible.
If you need a builder who pays attention to every last detail.
If you need a builder who pours their heart and soul into every
project as if it were their own, then Julian's is the builder for
Our central U.S. location allows us to pickup and deliver cars
all over the country. So, don't let our location deter you from
receiving the quality you deserve - we've
been restoring vehicles from all points
around the country for years. Also, we
will post photos of your build on a privet net directory for you to
see every step along the way.
And now for the particulars...
We undertake projects on a labor and materials basis, only. Due
to the many variables, obstacles and factors typically faced in a
custom build or restoration, we simply can not provide estimates as
to labor requirements or price estimates at any phase of the build,
nor do we accept any project on a budget basis. We love customers
who want to be involved with their project. Their involvement
assures us that we are on the right track and they have a full
understanding of all the labor and materials it took to bring a
project to its current state.
At regular intervals we post the following information to our customers
- Billing Invoices
- Time Summaries
- Labor Records
- Phone Call Logs
- Photos of Repairs
In Closing, a word to the wise...
Every so often, we are contacted by customers who have their project at a "shop"
where the project is languishing with little or no work being done.
This is more common that you would like to believe. A common scenario goes like this...
The shop owner talks about the project with the customer, assures
him that he can handle the job and can restore or build their
vehicle for "X" number of dollars at a labor rate of "Y" in a time
frame of "Z". At this point several things can go wrong, as we have heard from
many heart broken people.
- Many times, the "shop" may use your project as "fill in work"
when and IF they ever slow down on their "regular" jobs. This
rarely if ever works out to your satisfaction. At first
you are very understanding. Most likely, you were quoted a
good rate and you figure a little aggravation is worth the
dollars you will save. As the project continues to
languish you get more and more frustrated. After a while
the relationship deteriorates and becomes adversarial.
When this happens, there is no saving the project. You end
up pulling the project out of the shop, but not until you pay
for the "cough" work-in-progress.
- Sometimes, after the shop is a few hundred hours into the project, the
shop realizes that they may have bit off a bit more then they could chew.
When this happens they may cut way back on your job or not even work on it
at all. Refer to scenario #1 for the end results.
- Many times, the shop may have realized that they priced the job wrong and they will not
make adequate profit if they continue. They tell you that they
will get back to it as soon as they can, but more times then
not, they never do. Again, refer to scenario #1 for the end
In the past we have taken in this type of
"already started" project. After taking inventory of
the project we found that
all the parts were thrown around in a few boxes and nothing was
tagged or bagged as to location, nor was it photographed properly.
In addition many of the parts were actually missing, lost or ????.
On top of that, more times than not, the work is of
questionable quality and much has to be reworked or replaced. These basket case, mega parts missing
project makes for a much more
time consuming and ultimately costly project than it needed to be.
All this because their dream was not approached by a
facility that specializes in Restoration-Custom Cars.
Your project deserves the attention to quality and
an organized approach that Julian's provides. Bring your
project to Julian's with confidence.