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Auto Restoration and Custom Automotive Sheet Metal Fabrication

Rust Repair Specialists

Check out our new location in Historic Shelby, NC

Phone: 704-435-5435 Address:199 Old Mill Rd, Shelby, NC 28150

Just minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina

Our New Logo: 

Fabbit Customs 

Out of state Restorations & Customs welcome

Completely Restored 61 Ford F 100 Uni-body Monte Carlo Red Complete with A/C Disk Brakes and Headers  1973 Charger complete frame off restoration. B-5 Blue with ralley stripes 400 engine 727 trans hide away head lights....    1972 Chevy k20 3/4 ton 4x4 big block 500+ HP hawaiian blue frame off restoration 33" tires  Morris Minor Custom red chop top full frame MGB engine  
          Our New Web Site: 


More to see - scroll down or click here


We are a full service Custom and Restoration Shop.

Corbett's Auto Restoration and Customs is not a large shop we are a 2nd generation, family run business that loves cars. You will receive personal attention during every aspect of the auto restoration process. Our outlook on life is simple, "If you love what you do, it will show in your work!" and we really love what we do! Read more about how we feel here. Auto Restoration and Customs are our passion contact us now to find out how we can transform your ride into the:

Custom Car of your dreams


Corbett's Auto Restoration is a full service restoration and custom company, specializing in custom automotive sheet metal fabrication, Custom body work, frame fabrication, wild engine swaps, rust repair, floor pan replacement, street rod building and anything else that other shop avoid. We are a small, 2nd generation, family owned and run custom automotive fabrication shop that will work with you every step of the way to develop a solid plan to insure that you will be able to drive around in the car of your dreams.

Millions of Americans are already enjoying the freedom of the open road in their beautiful classic car or street rod every day and attending local cruise-ins or car shows. Corbett's Auto Restoration & Customs, a shop specializing in custom automotive sheet metal fabrication and auto restorations, gives you the chance to join them and experience this for yourself, stand out from the crowd, and do it in a beautiful custom car, hand built to your exact specifications and requests. Having a custom hand fabricated car no longer has to be just a dream, let Corbett's Auto make it a reality!

Corbett's Auto Restoration's main goal is to be sure that we meet your individual needs. No mater if you are looking to build a daily driver, garage center piece, trophy winner, cruise-in jaw dropper or anything in between. We will work with you to provide information and allow you to make informed decisions. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Visit us today to see how Corbett's Auto Restoration & Customs can turn your dreams into reality!


Feel Free to visit our newlocation in Historic Shelby, North Carolina shop and check out our work first hand. Which is the only way to truly appreciate the work we can do.



Click here to see some of our projects



Out of state?...

Many of our customers are from out of state. Don't let distance stop you from demanding quality out of your restoration project. Contact us for more details.

Restorations done your way!

Click here for a list of what we can do. Then tell us what you want, we will live up to the challenge.


Current Restoration Projects

 Past Restoration Projects

1967 Malibu

1976 El Dorado

VW Rail Buggy

1984 Mustang

1963 Willys Fleetvan

1977 F-100

1971 Olds


Your Car here

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1946 Crosley Pick up Custom, custom metal fabrication, 13B-REW Rotary Engine, MII suspension, Custom Chassis

1946 Crosley Custom



1972 Opel GT complete custom built with new frame, custom metal fabrication, 350 engine and TH350 transmision, wheel flares and more.

1970 Opel GT

Complete custom


1970 Chevy School Bus

1970 Chevy School Bus



1981 Jeep CJ-7, 351W engine, new body, sports cage, Powder coated frame......

1981 CJ-7





1978 El Dorado



1967 Chevy Impala SS Full Restoration

1967 Impala SS



1967 barracuda rust repair

1967 Barracuda



1968 Ford Mustang Fast Back Partial Restoration

1968 Mustang FB




1977 chevy el camino ls1 engine 4l60e transmission partial restoration

1977 El Camino

LS1 powered

1969 Chevy Camaro Rust repair

1969 Camaro





Complete Restoration Custom Painted 1966 Chevy El Camino Paint Black Orange Gold 66 SS speed

1966 El Camino

Finished 2006


1966 Ford Mustang Red Convertible 3 speed V8 Black Top Complete Auto Restoation

1966 Mustang

Finished 2006


Complete Restored Custom Painted 1966 Chevy Chevelle  SS 396 Marina Blue

1966 Chevelle SS396

Finished 2007


Completely Restored 61 Ford F 100 Uni-body Monte Carlo Red Complete with A/C Disk Brakes and Headers

1961 Ford Uni-Body

Finished 2007



1975 Trans Am original owner restoration. Includes: Butler Performance built 455 engine, NOS material for seats, new paint everywhere.

1975 Trans/Am

Finished 2009


1968 Ford Mustang Convertible 289 blue paint white top fog lights

1968 Mustang Conv.

Finished 2009


1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible black with white top

1966 Lincoln Continental Convertible


 1970 mach 1 mustang black 351C 19" wheels

1970 Mach 1


1972 VW Ghia


1968 Chevy II Nova SS 396 4 speed hugger orange stainless steel headers

1968 Nova SS


Morris Minor Custom red chop top full frame MGB engine

Morris Minor Custom

as seen in Hot Rod Magazine





1973 Charger complete frame off restoration. B-5 Blue with ralley stripes 400 engine 727 trans hide away head lights....

73 Charger Rallye

Finished 2007


1968 Olds 455 rocket 4bbl custom paint disk brkae conversion suspension rebuild

1968 Olds 88

Finished 2008


1967 Ranger

Finished 2008



1966 Barracuda


1972 Chevy k20 3/4 ton 4x4 big block 500+ HP hawaiian blue frame off restoration 33" tires

1972 Chevy 3/4 Ton 4x4

Finished 2009


1970 Camaro SS


1970 Chevelle SS


1969 GTO

With a complete drive train from a 06 GTO


1972 Gran Torino Sport


1967 Toyota Sports 800


1985 Pontiac Trans-Am rebuild repair front end new clip

1985 Trans Am





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Look here for some great

Design Ideas

All Makes & Models

Complete Restorations - Custom Modifications - Complete Mechanical - Custom Metal Fabrication


Partial Restorations - Slow Restoration - Take-Over - Frame Off Restorations - Rust Repair


Ask us about Flex fuel conversions


1979 Trans-Am


Corbett's Auto -- 1959 chevy suburban project for sale

1959 Suburban

Your Car Here

1977 Trans-Am


Auto restoration, Custom automotive sheet metal fabrication, Muscle Cars, Resto-mods, Pro-touring, Slo-touring, Complete Customs, Built Your Way. Located in Historic Shelby, North Carolina.



Dynacorn Classic Bodies




Corbett's Auto -- 1969 Camaro Body Shells shipped in a crate and ready to be built to suit


1969 Camaro Body Shell


1967 Ford Mustang Fast Back Body Shell

Corbett's Auto - 1967_ford_mustang_fastback_body_shell


Other shells available: 70 Chevelle, 69 Firebird, 47-50 Chevy Truck, 52-54 Chevy truck & 55-57 Chevy truck.

We are an authorized dealer for Dynacorn and offer restoration parts for:

We offer a wide range of parts. .

Email us a list of your needs.


1964-1/2 Mustang coupe to fastback conversion - also ask about the conversion on 1965 - 1970


Coupe to fastback conversion also available for 1965 - 1970 Mustangs

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE about Dynacorn Classic Bodies.


Restoration Supplies

Look here for great deals on all your restoration needs:

House of Kolor

Rust Encapsulator

many more...

How To's

FAQ What to expect
Stock or Custom Do-it-yourself
How to restore Restoration Books
Restore Rally Rims Restoration Mags

Build your own Hot Rod

Have you always dreamed of owning a custom rod?

Let us help you do the custom body work. And you can finish the car in your garage.

Imagine the joy of saying "I built this myself"


Trade-Ins Welcome

We will consider your trade towards the labor bill.


Out of state?...

We'll help offset the cost of transportation to North Carolina with a discount off of a complete restoration.

Contact us for more details.

9 out of 10 of our customers are from out of state. Don't let distance stop you from demanding quality.

Built to your


Drive a "like new" classic for less than a new car.

Click here to learn more


1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396 black white stripes 400TH

1970 SS396

Current Projects


Corbett's Auto Specializes in complete Automotive Custom Metal Fabrication, but offers so much more. Such as:

  • Partial  Restoration    -    Only want minor repairs to your classic? Let us tackle the hard stuff, so you can work on the easy.

  • Take over what others started    -    Is your car at another shop? We will pick it up and finish it!

  • Custom Body work    -    From mild to wild tell us what you want, we love a challenge!

  • Custom Metal Fabrication - Custom frames, fender flares, shaved anything, let your mind run wild.

  • Rust Repair - We will start rust repairs from any stage.

  • Hot Rods / Street Rods    -    Rust buckets, kit cars, you name it; We'll do it!

  • Imports   -    MG, Audis, BMWs, Jaguars, Mercedes', Porsches, Rovers, Saabs, Volkswagens and Volvos

  • Muscle Cars    -    GTO, Shelby, Charger, Camaro, Mustang, Corvette, etc.

  • Modern Drivetrains - LS, fuel injection, Tremec transmissions, Conversions, Diesel, Challenge us today!

  • Car locator service    -    Let us find the car of your dreams. Tell us what you want we'll find it!

  • Parts Locator    -    Having a hard time finding parts, give us a call.

  • Parts    -    We are developing relationships with some of the biggest names in the business to bring you high quality parts at wholesale prices.

  • Trophy winner    -    If you have the patients, money and desire to own a show winner or magazine cover, we will help fulfill your fantasy.

  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly    -    We will start a project in any condition.

Corbett's Auto - 1973 Charger complete frame off restoration. B-5 Blue with ralley stripes 400 engine 727 trans hide away head lights....

Past Projects

Corbett's Auto - 1937 Chrysler Imperial 7 Passenger Sedan

Future Projects

At Corbett's Auto we see a car as a blank canvas just waiting to express the personality of its owner. Sometimes that can be accomplished by simply restoring it to its original splendor, but other times it requires a custom touch. We listen to our customers. Why drive around in some one else's dream, tell us what you want and we will help make your--



Corbetts Auto's NEW shop is in Historic Shleby, NC. Just 8 miles north of Downtown Shelby in Cleveland county we are just minutes from everywhere: Charlotte, Morganton, Hickory, Statesville, Shelby, Gastonia, Kings Mountain. Compare us and see why the choice is clear for all Auto Restoration & Custom Metal Fabrication needs!!


We are so passionate about Auto Restoration & Custom Work that we will help you even if you don't spend a dime. Please feel free to contact us any time. We respond to most e-mails with in 24 hrs. There are no stupid questions. So if you've run into a problem during the restoration process, drop us a note we'll help if we can or tell you if we can not.


Past, Current & Future Classic Restoration Projects