Vehicle Projects Gallery
At Vintage Mechanical Works, we’ve completed a wide variety of projects for vehicle owners in the Sauk Valley areas of northern Illinois. From general auto repairs to custom restoration work, our skilled mechanics and auto body technicians have the equipment to complete any auto services you have in mind. No job is too challenging. Browse the photos below to see just a few of these projects, including before and after images, newly completed muscle cars, and much more.
These are a few of our auto body repairs. The truck has severe weather damage. It was under an insurance claim.
The Buick Enclave had a dent in the fender.
The Lincoln had the front clip replaced and the paint to color match.
The Ford Edge just got a whole new paint job.
We mix our own paint and color match. This saves us money, so in turn, it saves the customer money. We do more than just classic restorations. We do anything from minor auto body repair, to complete restoration. We also work with insurance companies for collision repair.
This a 1972 C10. We are doing an LS engine swap.
The GTO had the engine cleaned up and painted. We put a 5sp transmission in it, a QA1 suspension front and rear coil covers, and a stereo system. For the Z28 we put all new bushings on all of the suspension parts and rebuilt the engine from 180-190hp stock, to now 440hp. We added new weather stripping on the doors, and a T-Top as well as new trim on the windows. We added true dual exhaust, re-dyed the interior panels, installed a new stereo, and 17" replica wheels.
We are building an altered 4x4 pull truck. We can build from the chassis to a completed vehicle. This truck will be done soon and hopefully hitting the track. More pictures and video coming soon...
Vintage Mechanical Works ISP 6200 Super Stock pull truck and some upper views of the shop. Ben Linton and Tony Bonnell pull this truck at the ISP truck pulls. Vintage Mechanical Works sponsors the ISP 6200 Super Stock class.
The car is a 1937 Ford Coupe. The owner is a returning customer for different mechanical repairs. This particular time, it was in for all new brakes and brake discs from Wilwood. The truck was in for an exhaust manifold. Whether or not it's a classic or modern vehicle, we can do regular maintenance or mechanical work on it.
This is a 2015 GMC 3500 Duramax. We put in a Werhli Custom Fab turbo kit, CP3 conversion, Fass Fuel pump, torque converter and shift kit in the transmission with other tunes done. After our work, the owner went on a long trip pulling his 43 ft. camper and gained over 2 more mpg!!
This is a 1978 Trans Am that is getting completely restored.
We replaced the exhaust system on this 2014 Mustang for performance and sound. The customer wanted something that sounded good but not too loud or obnoxious, so we decided to go with the Borla exhaust system.
This is a truck frame that we fabricated. We took a 2003 Dodge 2500 regular cab frame and added 33.5 more inches for a custom 1968 Chevy Crew cab body.
This is a Dodge Dakota that is getting restored to like new for sentimental value.
Restoration of a 1942 Pontiac.
We are restoring a 1941 Ford pickup. The goal is to keep the entire body steel because it is very rare to find an all steel body. So far we are mocking it up for modifications.