Our standards in paint are reflected in the work we've done for customers and for personal rides. We start with a thorough assessment of what's needed for the project and do everything from repairing smaller rusted areas to complete replacement of panels, floors, hoods and doors. If needed, we'll replace entire cabs or beds from parts vehicles or NOS, if available.
With us, preparation is everything for the best paint result. We invest the time needed to address every blemish in the metal to primer stage. The paint process is carefully planned, masked and executed in our paint shop.
If you have a truck with nice patina and want to keep the look we can make the rust repairs needed, hammer out the dents and match the aged original paint.If you want a gloss or satin complete paint job... we're your crew.
As with paint and body, we begin with an overall check of everything mechanical. We have two lifts on-site to help us evaluate beyond what can bee seen under the hood or from a ground creeper.
Whether its building motors, overhauling a chassis, upgrading brake and steering systems or dialing in a gauge cluster... if it's a part off of a classic car or truck, we've been there. We address everything right down to lights, dash controls, window cranks and latches.
Though we specialize in older trucks of the 40s through the 70s, our experience lends us the ability to handle most mechanical problems in classic cars too.
The difference is in the details and this was never more true for you to completely enjoy your ride after we've finished it.
Fabrication and rust repair are two of the things we take a great deal of pride in. Creating a solid foundation and working through all the steps necessary in preparation for final paint can only be successful if done the right way. Whatever topcoat is chosen, the effort spent in 'what's under it' is the most important part.
We have the on-staff experience and all the right metal fabricating tools to work through almost any body imperfection. We also have years of working with specialized techniques, compounds and primers to know what is right for every application
We take on projects that suit your vision. If you need restoration of a classic to original, custom retrofit or just keeping the patina of your baby, we can do it. We even tweak projects that are already underway. We're up for everything from a ground up build to matching a customer's existing detail. We can help you keep a cool old vehicle on the road.
Want to talk talk to us about your project, but it isn't running and driving? Take some pictures and email them to us.
Tuba Trucks got its start in an old 1940s gas station that Clem Johnson purchased in 1999 as a single shop to build street rods and trucks for himself. Fast forward twenty years, and the original operation has grown to include a mechanics shop, two body shops and a paint booth.
in the 1970s Clem started Clem was busting his knuckles with a bunch of old guys in their garages. His 9 - 5 was in 3 dimensional design and illustration with everything done to a custom specification. Translate that focus plus garage credibility to auto body and mechanical and you can be sure that every detail of your build will be completed to your expectati