Midwest Rod and Restoration

Midwest Rod and Restoration

941 100th Street
Wapello, Iowa 52653
(319) 527-7637
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Midwest Rod And Restoration started with a dream, a tool box, and a loan from the bank. But to go back even further, it started with a hobby that got out of hand.

Midwest Rod And Restoration owner Shawn Maine had always been fascinated by mechanical things and loved tearing them apart and putting them back together again. As a child, he built model cars and learned how to draw and paint well. At age 10 he dissembled his bicycle, repainted it with a spray can, and reassembled it. At age 15 he bought his first car and began learning everything he could about how to repair and fix it. By 16, he was already running his own sign-painting business and ventured into his first official full automotive paint job, completing more and more paint jobs over the next few years.

Shawn ensures the shop also gives back to the community. Midwest Rod And Restoration is a member of the Community Club, City Council, PTO, and Wapello School Advisory Committee, and Shawn is a Keck Theater Player.

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Its color day for the 41 Chevy truck

It's color day for the 41 Chevy truck ... See MoreSee Less

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Over a huge hurtle today. The 427 in the 69 corvette is wired, plumbed and running! And running very well I might add.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sounds cool!

Nothing better than a happy RAT motor.

I like it, but it's still just a Chevy :)

1965 El Camino/GTO is painted and headed home.

1965 El Camino/GTO is painted and headed home. ... See MoreSee Less

All painted and shiney again! Now time to buff!

All painted and shiney again! Now time to buff! ... See MoreSee Less

Getting closer on the Bronco project....great color choice!

Getting closer on the Bronco project....great color choice! ... See MoreSee Less

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Awesome Shawn! Love it! Barry French one step closer!

Wow are you sure that's ours

I want

What year

Does it have a top?

Sweet!

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41 chevy got its new bed...again...

41 chevy got its new bed...again... ... See MoreSee Less

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Looks good!

Is the this one it was in the miss fortunate accident

Buff....buff....buff....the shine is blinding!

Buff....buff....buff....the shine is blinding! ... See MoreSee Less

1941 chevy truck frame straightened. Next step is to check the engine and transmission and get them restarted.

1941 chevy truck frame straightened. Next step is to check the engine and transmission and get them restarted. ... See MoreSee Less

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It needs a good power wash too.

Yippee!

Could you tell me what frame was yoused on this build

67 impala wearing its new top proudly.

67 impala wearing it's new top proudly. ... See MoreSee Less

Top and side pipes mounted on the 69 vette gets us a little closer

Top and side pipes mounted on the 69 vette gets us a little closer ... See MoreSee Less

Finally got most of the rust taken care of under the quarter panel. Next step is to install the skin.

Finally got most of the rust taken care of under the quarter panel. Next step is to install the skin. ... See MoreSee Less

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