I would like to thank you for all the work you did on our project car CUSTM67 for KP Crankshafts. I know that it was a very rough car to start with, but you did a great job of restoring it to match our rendering. The body work looks great, the engine runs perfect and the custom interior is extremely nice. I would also like to thank you for expediting the build to meet our deadline for the PRI Show in Orlando. I know this was a very short time to do so much extensive work, but you handled it very well.

I will let you know when we are ready to do another car.


Don C. Vannest
Sales & Marketing Manager
Kellogg Crankshaft


“I have known Rod for nearly 3 years and his input and support while machining and assembling a Tire Mold we were building for his company was highly coveted by me. Rod’s knowledge was something and relentless ability to complete a project was clear during the entire project. During this project we worked together on, I could not ask for a better business partner. Rod’s professionalism and knowledge was something I depended on daily.”

Tim Strasser
Sales Engineer
Magna Machine

My name is David Aker, from Bluffton, Indiana and I am building a 1940 Pontiac 2 door Sedan Street Rod.

My son is Rodney Aker of Uniondale, Indiana and he has helped me out tremendously on mechanical problems and in customizing parts of my car.

I took the body off the frame and had the frames sand blasted. My son welded in several steel plates in the X frame to reinforce it, made new shock towers, for modern shocks, and hung and welded the headers and 2 1/2″ exhaust system. He also converted it to camaro style 5-leaf springs.

The car has a 1978 Nova front clip and my son has completely rebuilt the front suspension with disc brakes and power steering.

He done a complete rebuild of a 1965 – 326 Pontiac engine with a mild cam – and fabricated motor mounts to fit the Chevy frame.

He machined a set of aluminum serpentine pulleys with all mounting brackets and idler pulleys, including the alternator and power steering pump.

Inside the car he has made me a billet aluminum dash plate. This plate was made with a 1965 Corvair gauge set mounted in it.

I am installing seats from a 2006 Grand Prix. The lower seat cushion pf the fold down rear seat was about 4 inches too long. My son cut, altered, and re-welded the lower rear seat “wire frame” to fit the rear seat compartment.

He will also be doing any body work I need done in preparation for paint.

He does excellent work, does not take short cuts, and takes the time to do things right.