12207 S. Avenue 4E •Yuma, AZ. 85365



Jims Rod Shop
May 9th 2019 10:34 AM
Jims Rod Shop would like to thank Matt Molenar and his staff at MGM Design for creating a great new website for Jims Rod Shop. Good Job Guys.
Larry Rotrock "Ol Sol" Yellow 57
Jan 3rd 2019 6:15 AM

You guys are the best! Love the fact that you allow /encourage customers to come in and look around and even let me do some things on "Ol Sol". Us car enthusiasts love cars and many of us want to be involved and get our hands dirty and learn more about our cars. What makes them tick and what makes them better. In my case ,there are so many things customized and changed from original ,I was not comfortable digging in like I usually do, without some expertise to guide me. Kevin is especially helpful and a great guy as is everyone else.

Andy & Machelle Busutil
Mar 17th 2016 7:09 PM
We brought our corvette(Jessica)in to get road worthy,and we were very impressed how detailed Jim and his crew are with the inspection and documentation process from beginning to the completion of the project. Good people, Quality work, Best experience ever.
Rick Rabb
Jun 27th 2015 4:06 AM
Jim and his staff always welcome me and friends of mine who come to town, it's my favorite tourist attraction stop. Jim always makes people welcome and they never forget him. Jim has helped me for the last 10 years as I have rebuilt my 1962 Pontiac Bonneville. It's nice to have such a high quality Rod Shop here in Yuma and such a great friend like Jim.
Tim Painter
Feb 25th 2015 12:04 PM

Our Studebaker continues to be recognized by spectators and judges as a unique and beautifully restored custom. Thanks to Jim and his guys for their dedicated work on it. Check out project under last name see the quality of his work. 

W. Bill Tust
Sep 11th 2014 1:57 PM
Hey, love you works and rides, Bill in near by Tucson!
May 21st 2014 10:36 AM
Really enjoyed stopping by and speaking with Jim for the first time. He took the time to show me his operation and what he's got going on and discuss my 67' Stang. Very insightfull and no pressure. See you soon.
May 19th 2014 9:13 PM
I really enjoy stopping and saying "Hello" to Jim and his crew! It's nice to see the progress on the vehicles too! The shop is filled with pride and you can see it in every ride! Keep up the great work my friend!!
Jan 30th 2014 5:01 PM
Very impressive shop Jim, I will definitely be in touch.
Sep 10th 2013 12:00 AM
Great shop!
Philip Schrier
Jul 10th 2013 12:00 AM

You have the best of the best of all the cars I have seen, I used to have a 1970 Buick Wildcat with a 455 4 barrel, I should have kept it but I just got lazy and sold it. It is still in Yuma but I do not know who has it.Now that I am 80 1/2 years old I just enjoy looking at all the other cars. I started ut with a 1937 Dodge many years ago and only paid $50.00 I just can not keep up with the times. I now enjoy my retirement and still going strong, you and your team are the best of the best. Phil Schrier

Earles McCaul
Jul 8th 2013 12:00 AM
Howdy, saw your Studebaker conversion. I graduated Kofa in '62 and later taught electronic ignition systems courses out at AWC.
May 19th 2013 12:00 AM
To think my El Camino was this close to making it..oh well, will have to settle for Queen of Gila St.
edgar ulloa
Mar 8th 2013 12:00 AM
Hey Mr Jim i just found out about your shop by words of Claud & Betty Hrycaiko. They said your are the "Men" for pontiac on the area. I own an 79 and 86 tras am. I like to know how much will be for rebuild (estimated price) and 455 engine an leave it as strong as Claude's? ...... without EFI By the way nice job with te Gold Bird
Tim Painter
Jan 1st 2013 12:00 AM
Jim-As you near the end of the rebuild on our Studebaker I feel safe in saying we will have possibly the hottest 232 cu. in. Studebaker engine in the country. Those Challengers, Camaros, and Mustangs better watch out!
Dec 16th 2012 12:00 AM
I have seen some nice shops in my travels since retirement, however none as nice and clean as this shop. Your shop is the Epitome of a beautiful Rod Shop. How you have 8-10 Techs working in the main shop and the Body shop and maintain such a clean working Atmosphere is surely a testament to your perfection. I just wanted to congratulate you and tell you I have never seen 30 some odd projects all going at once and the attention to detail. It is mindboggling. Keep up the wonderful work Jim. Your crew were the most professional and courteous I have ever seen. Big Thumbs up to you.
larry houchin
Jun 28th 2012 12:00 AM
maybe iwill start my tim woody pontiac it is also a 52
Jun 22nd 2012 12:00 AM
dont know you but it looks like your shop has done some very beautiful work, love the bronco and the classic chevy trucks! keep up the good work
Claude Hrycaiko
Jun 15th 2012 12:00 AM
I can't find enough good words to say about Jim but he is a gem, always willing to take time to help me understand more about my new found hobby as well as doing outstanding work on my 67 Firebird.
James Gerber
Mar 26th 2012 12:00 AM
Looks great looks like you are putting out some top notch work. Keep up the good work.
Mar 10th 2012 12:00 AM
Thanks for your awesome comments about your customer Nathan. Rest in Pease Nathan USMC
Mar 8th 2012 12:00 AM
Angela Williams
Dec 24th 2011 12:00 AM
Hey Uncle Jimmy showed grandma the site its really cool. love you and miss you!! Have a Merry Christmas!!Angela
Jack Van Vleck
Dec 10th 2011 12:00 AM
Hi Jim ! This Is Carol, Jack's Wife.His Modle A Is Looking GREAT !!! Thank You.
Samuel Colton
Oct 18th 2011 12:00 AM
Jim, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to share your passion with our college welding students. You will never know the impact you made but the students always will. Su amigo Samuel
Tim Painter
Mar 21st 2011 12:00 AM
Jim and Crew-After showing our Studebaker for the first time recently and seeing people absolutely swarm the car all day, it is obvious that the quality of your work is second to none. I would put the restoration done on our car up against any other shop in the country. Not only are we proud of our car, but we also are proud of it being the first restored 50's custom you have done. Thanks again for your magnificent work!-Joen and Tim Painter
Debi Heath
Feb 9th 2011 12:00 AM
Jim Wonderful work!! there are a few I could see myself in. would love the opportunity to see these in person.
Patrick Comfort
Feb 5th 2011 12:00 AM
Hello Jim, Patrick from Classic Industries... Great shop! Enjoyed talking to you and seeing your site! Roll on.
Tim and Joen Painter
Jan 7th 2011 12:00 AM
Jim and Gang-Now that the Stude is almost finished we are more appreciative than ever for the high quality of work you have put into our car. Thanks for the all the time, thought, and labor. We hope that people who see the quality of your work in our car will pass the word about Jim's Rod Shop.
Andy Ricker
Jan 1st 2011 12:00 AM
The 54 is looking great!
Bob Feaganes
Nov 24th 2010 12:00 AM
Really enjoyed the pics of the Studebaker custom restoration. I stayed around to view other cool projects, too. Nice work!
greg bowman
Oct 12th 2010 12:00 AM
Thank you so much Jim for doing all the work you did on my 72ss El Camino. God Bless You and your Wife. In His Grace. greg and micki bowman
kevin dale
Sep 29th 2010 12:00 AM
I know you are working your dream, keep up the great work. thanks for using my shop for your exhaust work, very impressed with the BAJA bronco you brought to me today, waaay cool!!!
Steven & Ronda Henne
Jul 21st 2010 12:00 AM
Great looking shop, excellent web site.
Lisa from Marriott
Jun 12th 2010 12:00 AM
HI Jim My husband and I think your shop and your website are great.My husband at "55" wants you to adopt him.After making your reservation today it's nice to see the face behind the voice.
Joseph C. Britain
May 24th 2010 12:00 AM
MR. Jim: Outstanding efforts at your shop and on the website. Nice seeing "TinkerBelle" on the web sight as good advertisement for Naval Academy admissions! She re-earned her old name "TinkerBelle" as that car flies now, since you got her back up to battle-trim. Like ships, these cars are referred to as "her or she" as it costs so much to keep them in paint & powder. Smokin' Joe El Comandante
Ed & Phyliss Foland
Mar 11th 2010 12:00 AM
Your people in the shop were right on the ball had the Merc settin in the shop door ready to rock and roll... Tell em thanks we sure appreciated it .. WE LOVE THE MERC.. THANKS AGAIN Ed & Phyliss Foland
Bobby Gordon
Dec 10th 2009 12:00 AM
I was great to see you guys again. I am glad you are working on the car. Thinking about the big block still. I will let you know soon. Thanks for lunch had a great time. Bobby
Bill & Betty De Nise
Oct 13th 2009 12:00 AM
Jim, Tell your detail guy, "Good Job" on the Shelby. We took 1st. Place in the Mustang Class and there were a lot of Mustangs there, including about a half dozen Shelbys. In addition to the Plaque, they let the first place cars do a parade lap around the race track during the opening ceremonies. That was Cool! Thanks Again Bill
Lauren Seibel
Sep 13th 2009 12:00 AM
Hi Jim, I like your site! Tre looks especially cool!
Jordan Stockham
Jul 21st 2009 12:00 AM
Hello I love your story and love the cars. I might apply for you opening some day. Your story makes me want to move there and chang my life. Jordan
Tim Painter
May 26th 2009 12:00 AM
After 5 1/2 years of frustration Joen and I are so pleased to have you working on our Studebaker. You are the best, Jim!
Jan 30th 2009 12:00 AM
Oct 10th 2008 12:00 AM
Another special Hello to Eric from Massachusetts..Cars/Trucks look awesome, Quintin will be so jealous..Take care and visit when your home...Congrats!
Oct 10th 2008 12:00 AM
Great Web Site and beautiful shop. A special hello to Eric Desilets !!! We miss you here in Massachusetts, but wish you the best. YA YA Rose
Clint Priest
Sep 12th 2008 12:00 AM
Great work, Jim! You've got a very skilled team with some top-notch cars!
From the Owner
May 12th 2008 12:00 AM
I want to take this moment and thank everyone who has been apart of "Jims Rod Shop"! I couldn't have made this happen without you, thank you very much. You have made this mans dream come true! Jimmy Whitener
Shari Mehlhose
Apr 29th 2008 12:00 AM
Hi Jimmy : ) I LOVE the website !!! I'll be sure to show Mom next time she comes over. Take Care... Shari
Jerry & Sue Janney
Apr 28th 2008 12:00 AM
From the old to the new. WOW, what a change. Keep up the good work friend.
Linda Darlene Lee
Apr 25th 2008 12:00 AM
I love your website and I am blessed to be your sister. You've worked so hard for your dream and now you can enjoy. I know dad is looking down and smiling with pride.... Luv ya!!
Jerry & Cindy
Apr 2nd 2008 12:00 AM
Your shop is very nice. Your web page is well done and easy to follow. Jerry & Cindy
john peterson
Apr 2nd 2008 12:00 AM
Great shop, will definetly come down and see you.
Don Schulz
Apr 1st 2008 12:00 AM
ya done good. Hope nothing but the best and success for you.

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