CUSTOMER REVIEWS

1931 Chevy Sedan

Complete frame-off build including suspension, electrical work, body and custom paint. Honored to be a participant in the 2014 NSRA Nationals BUILDER'S SHOWCASE in Louisville, KY

The hands-on experience and design vision this team brings to the build guarantees a street rod you can be proud of driving. Rutter's Rod Shop consistently displays what a real build team looks like. If you need a full build as I did, or if you need someone to fix what some other builder botched, this is the team who can take care of it the right way. Even if you just need a few mods, give them a call. It's also nice to have rod parts locally available. If Rutter's doesn't have it in stock, they will usually have it in a day or two. I highly recommend this team of professionals.Tom Wollenberg

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1956 Oldsmobile 88

Complete build with some mods and custom paint. Honored to be a participant in the 2015 NSRA Nationals BUILDER'S SHOWCASE in Louisville, KY

The folks at Rutter's went way beyond my expectations on the restoration of my '56 Oldsmobile 88 Coupe! They did a complete body off restoration and I am well pleased.Ronnie Murray

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1973 Cuda

Complete build with major body mods and custom paint. Honored to be a participant in the 2016 NSRA Nationals BUILDER'S SHOWCASE in Louisville, KY

I have worked with Rutter's on two projects. One was this high dollar show car and the other was a quick project daily driver. In every circumstance the folks at Rutter's exceeded my expectations for quality, cost and fairness. There is no question that they will be doing my next project!Chris Reid

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1959 Chevy Apache Truck

Rebuild motor, replace fuel tank, plus miscellaneous adjustments and repairs.

I had heard good things about 'Rutter's'! Anyone who survived this economy while offering a service like theirs, in my opinion, must be good at what they do. My most worldly prized possession, 'Bessie' is by no means a Barrett-Jackson candidate but they treated her as if she was! That meant everything to me. Rutter's was respectable, knowledgeable, and did excellent work!Leslie Hamlin

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1966 Chevy Corvette

Complete build including engine rebuild, new bumpers, new American Racing wheels, new Flaming River Power rack and pinion kit, new aluminum radiator, new upholstery, plus body and paint.

Leslie and I are the proud owners of this 1966 Corvette. We are very appreciative of the dedication and craftsmanship that Rutter, Eddie, and the rest of the folks put into this project. Eddie's paint work is truly amazing-silky smooth. Engine-wise, it has a very nice rumble that can't be ignored! Due to a traffic situation beyond my control, I was forced to quickly exceed the posted speed limit a bit, and handling was very smooth. Surely no one noticed. Again, kudos and thanks!Rod Smith

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1934 Chevy Coupe

Troubleshoot and repair the work done incorrectly at another shop. Install new Alumicraft Outlaw Grill. Install new GM Ram Jet crate engine.

Rutter's is a world class rod shop from top to bottom. Patt, Bob, and Eddie are great to work with. Their knowledge of building vintage hot rods to super muscle cars is excellent. They are highly skilled and the work they do be it paint, mechanical, electrical, etc. is first class. They communicate timely, effectively, and in ways the customer can understand. They give you excellent advice but clearly let you make the choice and emphasize that it's your car! From a business stand point, their accountability, invoicing, design, and documentation are the best I've seen or heard about. Best in class, any class!Ken Saylor

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1954 Chevy Truck

Welded solid and gusseted the owner-installed front-end. Re-fit the sheet metal and rebuilt the core support to fit the old-school Nova sub-frame. Installed new leaf springs. Shortened the frame for a new short-box, and added a new fuel tank.

It's all about the people - Bob, Patt, and the crew are wonderful to work with. They didn't mind taking on my low-buck old-school project. . . . I highly recommend Rutter's and am certain you will not be disappointed. Now I need to finish my truck! Rick Powell

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1960 Cadillac El Dorado

Removed the old factory air bags and installed a new Ride Tech system.

I cannot thank you enough for the great job you did on my air ride! You have a very clean shop and a safe place. The car drives and handles better than factory! As soon as I saw the hot rods in the shop that were being worked on I knew right away, these people know what they're doing! I would also like to thank Mike at Ride Tech, who is very knowledgeable. Joey Grama

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1937 Oldsmobile

Complete build.

Rutter's built the car of my dreams! The experience in their shop is incomparable! Without their recommendations I wouldn't be able to drive my family over 300 miles without any worries . . . and look cool doing it! Sal Raza

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1950 Chevy Truck

Complete Build

Rutter is the most honest builder I have ever experienced. He's a great fabricator and he charges reasonable prices. Tim McGilton

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1964 Ford Truck

Install IFS/Steering/Engine and Trans/New Brake Assembly and Lines Drive Shaft/Dropped Rear Leaf Springs/Repair Floors/Install Custom Gas Filler Neck in Bed of Truck

The professionalism and talent in your operation is as good as any shop in this country! Your experience to see ahead of what's coming stands your shop apart from the others: fantastic attention to detail, great people, and an overall great success! Thanks, I'll be back for more! Steve Nowak

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1965 Chevy Truck

Replacement Cab Supports/Sheet Metal Repair/Brakes/Fuel Tank

Bob and Patt are great to work with! Every aspect of the repair and renovation of my truck was performed with concern, expertise, and professionalism. I will definitely use Rutter's for future projects! Ron Phillips

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1957 Chevy Truck

Complete Build

It was terrific working with Bob & Patt on this project! Not only did they have great ideas and excellent craftsmanship but they were extremely easy to work with, cordial and friendly at every step of the build. I really appreciated the pictures taken during the build-up of the '57 and the full disclosure and itemization of the weekly invoicing. Marshall Machado

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1930 Model A

Repair windows and wipers.

We found Rutter's to be very courteous and knowledgable about antique cars. The work we had done was very good! Carol Sigmon

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1940 Chevy Sedan

Complete Build including installing a new crate motor and rebuilding the transmission. Install new front-end and remount the rear-end. Install a PRC aluminum radiator, Tanks, Inc. fuel tank, Haywire 21 Fuse wiring system, MBM Brake system, Dakota Digital gauges, Ididit column, and miscellaneous repairs and upgrades.

After talking with 'Rutter' about the shape my car was in and what I wanted to do with it, I got excited! Bob is certainly a man of integrity proven over and over along the way. He guided me with the spending in a manner that made it possible to reach my goals, not for his own gain, but for my satisfaction. I can truthfully say that I'm very satisfied with the process, the workmanship, quality, and outcome of Phase One of my project. Now I'm able to safely 'Cruise In' and have fun on the road and at shows with my '40 Chevy. Thanks, 'Rutter' for your honesty and expertise every step of the way. Barry Rutlidge

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1940 Chevy Coupe

Remove old wiring and replace with new Haywire 14 Fuse system. Install master disconnect switch. Install new Ididit column. Install a custom radio panel in the dash. Run power to the seats.

Rutter's Rod Shop did a very nice job on our car and kept us in the loop for the entire process. I will keep them in mind for more work as the money comes along. My wife, Mary and I enjoyed getting to know everyone at the shop. Leonard Miller

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