About Me

Lockport, Illinois
I have always had a passion for restoring Muscle cars . I did it as a hobby for years and after over 20 years of collision work , my wife and I have finaly purchased a bodyshop so I can persue my passion. We do both collision and restoration work and are more interested in doing the job right versus high volume like the big consolidators I have worked for in the past. We invite you to look around and contact us with any questions or comments. Thank you for looking, Jim Korous

Monday, January 4, 2010

Panels for Ronald McDonalds house auction

We painted a bunch of panels for the Chicago Brushmasters to pin stripe and letter for the Ronald McDonald house auctions at the March 2010 world of wheels car show.100 percent of the proceeds goes to the house. All panels , paint, striping and lettering are donated for the cause. The SoCal panel and Ronald McDonald are the finished panels after the artist from Brushmasters did his thing

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

1967 Chevy Oak bed conversion

This is a Oak wood bed conversion we did on a 1967 3/4 ton long bed truck. The inside of the bed was straightened and painted and the wood was clear coated on top, bottom and all sides
with automotive grade poly

urethane for durability.
The fillers are polished stainless
steel as well as the bolt &

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1968 Alpine Blue GTO

This is a 1968 GTO I did back in 2002. It has all new QTR's , outer door skins, fenders , hood and trunk floors. The car was originally Verdoro green with parchment white interior. The owner changed it to Alpine Blue with black interior. Fresh 400 4sd and chevy 12 bolt with 3.42 gears round it off.

1970 Documented GTO JUDGE

This is a Pontiac Historical Society documented 1970 GTO Judge from CA. It is Bermuda Blue with black interior. It has a Ram Air III 400cid engine with Air Conditioning and automatic trans. This ended up being a 1 year project and was just short of a frame off restoration.

Open house.

This was our open house on June 19-21 of 2009 . Many of the cars we have done over the past few years were brought back and displayed for the weekend. Ooga Booga Bar-Ba-Q was here serving their awesome Samiches as well. Thanks to everyone who stopped by that weekend and especially the customers and friends that brought back their rides. It made for a great weekend

Our 1969 Firebird

This is our 1969 Firebird that I painted Black Saphire back in 1989. In the engine compartment resides a 1965 389 with 1967 ported heads, Comp cam, RPM aluminum manifold , Mighty demon carb, March pullies, Hooker ceramic coated headers, polished aluminum radiator w/ electric fans ....The only real body mod as of now is the T/A shaker scoop bonded to the hood.

68 GTO our shop sponsors

This is a 68 GTO we sponsor that is running a 541 CID Pontiac race motor at 9.66 148 MPH. I originally painted it Carousal Red back in the early 90's for a street car and it has evolved into a full out race car that has an Alston chassis now and 15" rear tires. Front and rear bumpers are fiberglass as well as the hood and deck lid . Everything else is steel including the original inner wheel wells

Stand mixer

Stand mixer
Flames will always be cool

Stand mixer

Stand mixer
For my mother in law

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