Owner and Dream Maker
FD Luxe - Luxury Lifestyle Article - May 2010
Chris Livesay, 1970 Firebird Owner
I'm one step closer to saving a piece of classic American muscle.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey and your crew for being a part of it!
* Sergeant First Class in the United States Army Special Forces
* 22 years of service
* 2 Bronze Stars
* Purple Heart
* Meritorious Service Medal
* Afghanistan Campaign with Arrowhead Device and 2 Combat Stars
* Iraq Campaign Medal with Combat Star
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE YOU MADE FOR OUR COUNTRY!
"The Most Inspiring Stories in Dallas"
A GREAT STORY WITH A HAPPY ENDING ....
Back in December 2011, Stephen Ramsey purchased a 1962 Dodge Lancer from a seller who lived close to his shop. After getting the vehicle and parts back to the shop, Stephen did some internet research and quickly believed he had bought a STOLEN vehicle. Well, it was true, and it was stolen, and Stephen got it back to the rightful owner who had recently moved to Texas when the vehicle was stolen while parked in a trailer in a storage lot. Stephen immediately called Officer Pete Henz of the Fort Worth Auto Theft Task Force, and he asked him to take over the situation. Stan, the owner, recently contacted us to let us know he had finally finished the restoration work and wanted to share his total happiness with us once again. Here is the link to the original article printed in Hemmings Magazine December 2011, and recent photos of the 1962 Dodge Lancer.
Enjoy a heartwarming story.....
Testimonials From Our Customers
Here at Ramsey's Rods and Restoration, we take great pride in each and every job - no matter how big or small the job. No one customer is more important than another. We value every customer whether we are performing a complete frame-off restoration or regular maintenance on their classic vehicle.
What better way to get an understanding of what it is like to be a Ramsey's Rods' customer than from the customers!
A MUST READ ARTICLE IN HEMMINGS - NOV. 2019
"WHY DOES PAINT AND BODY WORK COST SO MUCH?"
I'm outta' here......
WE DO IT THE RIGHT WAY!
RAMSEY'S RODS IS A ONE-STOP RESTORATION AND REPAIR SHOP FOR YOUR CLASSIC VEHICLE.
WE CAN REPAIR, PAINT, MODIFY, BUILD, RESTORE, FABRICATE, ETC.
"LS" CONVERSION EXPERTS
WE LOVE FIXING OLD CARS!
We also take vehicles in on consignment to be displayed in our showroom and/or listed on this website for sale.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR VEHICLE DETAILS!
Don Moses, 1954 Corvette
CLICK ON PHOTO TO SEE MORE INFO
*** SPECIAL SUMMER SHOP RATES EXTENDED ***
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
(Extended due to demand and COVID-19 Restrictions)
Book it now, even if you want the work done after the deadline.
Sign a "NEW JOB WORK ORDER" to keep the discounted rates in effect.
Electrical, Engines, A/C Repairs and Installation, Power Options, Techno Upgrades, Exceptional Body Work, Paint, Upholstery, Fabrications, Modifications, Suspension, Maintenance, General Repairs, Experts Installing LS Engine Conversion, In-House Paint Booth, etc.
General Labor Rate was $75. hr ..... now $60. hr. *
Electrical Labor Rate was $100. hr ..... now $75. hr
* For any job booked into the shop over $5K in labor cost, all labor work (general and electric) will be charged at $60. per hour during this special time.
PARTS: We also allow customers to buy their own parts (with no markup) to save money on the work done in our shop. However, our LOCAL VENDORS do not allow customers to use our commercial account to buy parts at our discounted rate from them. The LOCAL VENDORS include, but are not limited to, the following: Elkins Hardware, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Installers Sales and Service (paint supplies), Advance Auto Parts, etc. There is a 50% markup when we purchase parts for a customer, but even with the markup at our discounted pricing, the price is still below retail cost.
ENGINES: We offer our customers the opportunity to purchase crate engines directly from Classic Chevrolet in Grapevine, Texas at a discounted price, as we have a long standing business relationship with them along with our history of purchasing many engines over the years.
CONTACT OUR SHOP DIRECTLY AT 817-439-4990 or EMAIL: info@RamseysRods.com
MONDAY - THURSDAY 9am - 5pm / FRIDAY and SATURDAY - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Sent by Steve Shearin to us on July 10, 2019
These guys were great to me. I was in a jam and close to having my truck towed by the city all because my hood was creased and no way to open it and add tranny fluid so I could move it. Kelly referred me to an inexpensive towing company and got it moved to their shop. He gave me a parts' list (hood, hinges, etc.) and had me order it so no parts mark-up. Labor charges very fair and very close to original estimate so no nasty surprises.
I'm so happy with their work on my 1978 GMC truck that now I am saving up to have a lot more done - performance upgrades and modify my A/C to work with modern fluid.
From their website you see they do a lot of really fancy and expensive restorations so I was happy to find they were willing to do smaller jobs for me as I save up for each one.
Great folks and amazingly skilled with everything (drivetrain, systems, paint, and body).
Monday - Thursday (8am to 5pm)
Friday - Saturday (Appt. Only)
Please call and make your appointment to visit the shop and meet the techs and owners.
Sent by Taylor Kelly to us on July 12, 2019
Ramsey's Rods did incredible work on my 1947 Ford F1. They were very informative throughout the entire process and made sure I was aware of each step of the restoration process.
Their entire team went above and beyond, including helping me source the right person for all interior re-do as well.
Kelly Clark, shop manager, was first class and a pleasure to work with.
Thank you Ramseys' Rods for all of the hard work you put into my 1947 Ford!
Sent by Taylor Kelly to us on August 14, 2020
I also wanted to give another shout out for Kelly Clark, and his willingness all these months later post COVID honoring his word to come finish the final tune up.
Thanks again and hope everyone stays healthy and well.
We freely offer our time and expertise to inspect your vehicle and discuss the work you would want our shop to complete on your vehicle.
call for an appointment
to meet with an expert!
Tim and Donna Arnold, 1967 Camaro
"We would like to say thank you for the professional job your shop did on our 1967 Camaro.
We couldn't have asked for a better and professional looking job.
Enjoyed working with you. Your shop does awesome work."
Ramsey's Rods - 2020 Car of the Year!
Featured in "GMCLASSICS.COM"
Sent by John Sargent to us on September 4, 2019
If you're looking for one of the car shops you see on TV with a crew of 10-15 people and big-name sponsors interested in advertising their corporations, look elsewhere. Ramsey's Rods is a small professional hot rod and restoration shop that provides award-winning personalized and detail oriented work. Ramsey's Rods did a 2 1/2 year restoration project on my 1963 Chevy ll, which is now a winner in all show categories.
I first met with the owner, Mr. Stephen Ramsey, and shop manager, Kelly Clark, about the ideas I had for my car. We created a plan with costs and revised it until everything was to my liking. I had a second meeting the following week to discuss a timeline and to meet Mrs. Denise Ramsey, the business manager, to discuss fee schedules, payments, and the overall contract. The project contract included paint and body, electrical, general mechanical fees and paperwork. As the restoration moved forward, the shop manager kept me updated with emails and photos. I was always welcome to drop by for “shop talk,” especially since I'd decided to change the strategy from "Let's just get the car running." to "Let's get the car running and transform it into a show car."
Any unsatisfactory reviews appear to have been posted by people who didn't read or understand their contract.
I’m very pleased with work done on my vehicle and highly recommend Ramsey's Rods for your restoration project.
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1969 Camaro - GOOD GUYS CAR SHOW
Two Time Muscle Car of the Year Finalist!
“I asked Ramsey's Rods to build a show winner and that is exactly what they did!”
Sam Restivo, 1969 Camaro