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Hot Rods & Customs

Metal Fabrication & Shaping

The Tin Man’s Garage, Inc. is your one stop for Coach Built Hot Rods and Concours Restorations. Whether you are interested in Nostalgic Hot Rod, Vintage Gasser, Modern Pro Touring Muscle Car, Traditional Roadster, Custom Truck or Restoring a Classic we Build Complete Turn Key Vehicles along with Partial Builds to help the Do It Yourselfer get to the next step. TMG Specializes in Automotive Engineering & Design, Sheet Metal Shaping & Fabrication as well as Chassis Fabrication.

TMG Offers Metal Shaping Work Shops for Hobbyists as well as Professionals looking for Training. Please check out our Work Shops Page for More Information.

TMG Metal Shaping Tool Company Offers a Complete Line Of Vintage Planishing Hammer Accessories for Milwaukee, Chicago Pneumatic, Watervliet, Rams Head as well as the TMG-183 Planishing Hammer. Please contact them directly for pricing and availability; Contact   


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The Tin Man’s Garage specializes in Metal Fabrication for Vehicle Construction. We Design and Engineer Complete Car Builds starting with Car Suspension Design. Our experience with Chassis Engineering and Suspension Development enables us to Design our Vehicle Builds with the Proper Stance and ride height, serviceability and function. Our Chassis Fabrication department Specializes in Building a One Off Chassis Design along with Suspension Upgrade to your finished Project. We can build a Resto Mod Chassis, Install A Mustang II in Your Street Rod, Street Rod Repair, or Upgrade Suspension Systems with aftermarket components, or Build a complete Tube Chassis from Scratch with Chromoly or Mild Steel tubing. Maybe even just install A Custom Roll Cage. If you are interested in Road Racing and Autocross we have you covered. Whatever your Specialty Vehicle is we can steer you in the right direction.

After your Complete Chassis is finished we Fabricate Custom Headers and exhaust for those tight engine compartments. Our Custom Stainless Steel Headers and Complete Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems are fully TIG Welded. Whether you need Custom Turbo Plumbing or Stainless Steel Headers Fabrication completed, we have you covered.

The Tin Man’s Garage, Inc. is best known for its Quality Sheet Metal Fabrication and Shaping. We can Build a Body From Scratch or Re-design A Classic. Our Craftsmen – combined with many specialized machines – enable your car to stand out in a crowd. Whether you need an Aluminum Bodied Roadster Built From Scratch, Fenders From Scratch, Rust Repair, Patch Panel Fabrication or a Seamless ’32 Ford Body Repair/ Restoration we can hammer it out.

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Aluminum Drag Bike Rear Fender

I just finished shaping a drag bike fender from .060” aluminum. I took dimensions from the wire copper form that the customer made and built a buck with ½” plywood. I changed the radius on the top edge to a ...more

Wolfgang Schroeder Workshop

Wolfgang Schroeder traveled from Germany for a one on one advanced workshop. While he was in the shop he shaped the front fender for a '66 GT40 MKI from aluminum and the front of a '48 Chevy hood. Wolfgang stayed ...more

Original Camel Hump Heads

I just finished up machining two sets of heads for a customer replicating camel hump heads for a Camaro restoration.  He wanted high performance heads that looked just like the originals.  I machined the logos off and then machined the ...more

Metal Shaping Workshop

The Tin Man’s Garage’s Design & Coach Building Shop offers an Innovative Metal Shaping Workshop. These Detailed Design and Build Classes have Helped Hobbyist as well as Professional Restoration & Hot Rod Builders from Across America and Around the World become More Efficient Fabricators & Metal Shapers. Our Sheet Metal Shaping Classes Teach Theory, Pattern Making, Flanging Edges, Planishing Hammer, Pullmax & Building Bucks. Pullmax ERCO

  • Theory
  • Buck Building
  • Planishing Hammer
  • Pattern Making
  • Flanging Edges
  • Pullmax