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Classic Car Restoration

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No Matter The Condition...

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Custom Built Bikes and Choppers

Classic Car Restoration and Custom Car Builds

Classic Car Restoration

If you have a classic car that needs to be restored and you are ready to bring your dream car back to life – we can help. No classic car restoration is too big for the team at Radical.

Custom Car Builds

Each of our award winning custom cars were drafted on a drawing board and built from the ground up. We are able to create any car you can dream of with all the specifications that make it distinctly yours.

Custom Motorcycles and Choppers

From custom colour schemes, to custom frames and billet parts, there are no limits to the motorcycles and choppers that we build at Radical. When building a bike, we take every detail into consideration.

Vintage Restorations

Our vintage iron metalwork division specializes in projects such as antique gas pumps, pop coolers, pedal cars and classic cigarette machines to name a few. If you have something you want refurbished give us a call and we will give you a quote today.

Engine Builds & Modifications

From stock to performance engines rebuilds, we specialize in building you the perfect engine for your car. Whether you are looking for a mild or wild modification, give us a call at Radical.

Custom Wood Working

Let the team at Radical build your custom wooden dash boards, wooden steering wheel and wooden spoked wheels. Muskoka boats and antique furniture pieces are also welcome! Give us a call today.

Award Winning

Unlimited Creativity

Reliable Service

Family Atmosphere

There is a reason we use the motto performance perfected. Contact us today to find out why!

Testimonials From Our Clients

Radical Rods, Rides & Restorations is not only a fantastic shop to visit but the level of professionalism and attention to detail along with their commitment to the customer and their needs brings this shop heads and shoulders above the rest!! I have dealt with Gary and his awesome staff here and the knowledge and commitment to the project is phenomenal. I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for these guys and the amazing things this shop can and has done!!

Sean S

All I wanted was a paint job I got alot more the best bunch of guys in the industry they have my respect and friendship thanks guys.

Chris B

Great crew of guys. We are on our 7th car and truck project with them always top quality work and great choices for colours and interiors, They take their time and get it right as one of the crew tells us “do you want it right now or do you want it right ?” Well every car and truck we have had from them is done right. Keep up the great work.

Nate C

Purple Hayes ready to go. I decided to stop at the top of the ramp at Essa Road in Barrie & Hwy 400 southbound. Time to have a little fun as I hit the linelock then revved to 5,000 RPM and put the pedal to the metal breathing life into the 22″ wide tires and the wheeling bars hit the ground leaving smoke everywhere as well as utilizing 2 lanes and the looks on the faces of the young couple who gave me a thumbs up as they speed by and a few seconds later the stunned looks as I passed them topping out at 120 MPH or approx 180 kilometers before shutting down. Now for me that is stress relief. Beauty & the Beast sitting side by side to putting Purple Hayes in the garage just moments before the rain. Five charity events already asking for the 1941 Willy’s Coupe to be entered as of now just the 1st annual Mississauga outdoor car show and Radical Rods & Rides in Barrie.

Chris H

Thanks to Mark , Chris , Marcus, Matt and Gary at Radical for a fantastic classic car restoration on my 1977 Camaro looks great and really turns heads!

Scott M

Radical Rods & Rides was commissioned to build my dream street rod a replica of Tom Prufer’s famous black flamed 1932 three window coupe, The artistry is evident throughout ( stance , paint,pin lines, flames, interior, mechanicals ) and the car attracts a throng of drooling car freaks everywhere. It is reliable, beautiful and fast – everything a hot rod is all about. The car exceeded my expectations when i saw it for the first time and to this day I am moved by it every time i look at it. I had it out last night windows down, headers open and ac/dc blasting doesn’t get any better !!!!

Rob B

WOW I have just had a message from Gary from Radical Rods & Rides who built my dream car Purple Hayes 1941 Willy’s Cpe that we beat out a 1954 Ford Pick Up that cost over one million dollars to build. This blows my mind as I still have a hard time when people express how beautiful Purple Hayes is, maybe a lack of confidence or embarrassed as I am just Pappy no millionaire with unlimited funds to spend on their show cars. Susan and I were out for a drive in the country & she …noticed Radical Rods & Rides trailer with a picture on the side showing a Willy’s he built before. I guess all the whining over the years of selling my steel 41 Willys knowing my back would never survive a restoration that my dream was sold so another person would live out their dreams. Gary built the Willy’s staying within my low budget as some engines in these cars are worth more then the cost of the Willy’s. Gary truly cares about each car, bike, trike, truck etc and realizes that all the hundreds of ours spent on building these vehicle reflects on who he is and what the business is all about. For example, Gary decided that there was no way we could afford a blower which could cost upwards of $10,000. He wanted our engine to stand out and purchased the Don Garlet’s 60’s style Hillbourne fuel injectors from I think it was Finland and painted the tops to match the car at his own expense. This reflects how Gary loves building show cars and bikes knowing that each one is different and to be honest if your renovating your home a contractor 90% of the time goes over budget and only does the work on the contract realizing if you want an upgrade it will cost you the money. Now don’t get me wrong Gary is a business man who has to make a profit or he is an idiot and he is no idiot. If you are ever in Barrie drop by mention my name as Radical Rods & Rides stands behind all the work of each vehicle from show cars to everyday cars that have been in an accident. The Shop will blow your mind and as his daughter says he is The Big Kahuna. Again thanks. Gary will be the main sponsor of a show car event in Barrie on July 26th that Purple Hayes will be attending so if your in the area come by it’s free and will have a few surprises like an old ice cream truck that actually is one & everyone loves ice cream.

Chris H

I have had several cars restored at Radical and been treated like a VIP every time. I routinely recommend Gary and his crew to my friends for any auto body work from a simple dented fender to a full out classic car restoration. Besides doing a fantastic job you go into the process knowing exactly what to expect “price” wise. For anybody in the classic car hobby you know how hard it is to get a straight answer from most shops. Not at Radical though There are no surprises and no hidden fees. I ended up with both great value and great workmanship. AAA + in my books. Thanks guys

Gary T

Great bunch of guys they did a great job on my quarter panels on my Buick Regal A++++++ Great Services thanks again Guys for all you guys have done

Rob T

Decided to bring them a lifted truck too test there skills, Gary and Chris are awesome for ideas and colour and they listen unlike most shops, trust me I looked far and wide for the best in hot rod and classic car restoration in the great city of Barrie and found these guys, Great shop and the best fabricators in town, radical rods for radical results!

Trucks R Cool Club

These guys take classic car restoration to a new level. I was trying to salvage my antique car without breaking the bank. I was upset as the car has been a large part of my family for years but we thought the next stop was teh wreckers. Not only did the final product blow away my expectations, it was done within budget. If you live in Ontario, its worth the trip to Radical Rods. You guys are my heros!

Steve C

Classic car restoration and custom paint job has a new meaning after meeting the guys at Radical. My 1970 Mustang has never looked better.

David D

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