Phillips Hot Rod and Custom

Phillips Hot Rod and Custom

299 Boot Rd. / Suite 600
Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
610-269-4000
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Phillips Automotive and Performance is owned and operated by Mike Phillips, an ASE-certified master technician. He is also a certified master technician with multiple manufacturers, including Nissan and Hyundai. With over 19 years’ experience in the automotive field, Mike has been the head technician for both independent vehicle repair shops and dealerships.

Not only are we a 100% full-service auto-repair shop, we are also a Full Fabrication Shop, Performance Shop, Restoration Shop and Coachbuilder. Phillips Hot Rod & Customs is also located at our Downingtown, Chester County, PA location. We build everything from custom hot rods and race cars to hand made coachbuilt aluminum body’s. We have the skills and equipment to fabricate all of your needs. If you can dream it, we can build it. No job is too Big or too Small.

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I lost count years ago on how many custom electric cut outs we've done. Never filmed one. The phone mic just can't pick up how good this sounds. #exhaustcutout #exhaustcutouts #chevyss #ls3
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Awesome! Mike, Rob

Yup, I'm gonna need those

Nice are those qtp cut offs?

Great...!!!!

Ryan Mitchell

I love it.

Love that

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Both electric cut outs fabricated and tig welded in. Time to wire it all up. #chevyss #ls3 #sleeper 
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt

Both electric cut outs fabricated and tig welded in. Time to wire it all up. #chevyss #ls3 #sleeper
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Mike, Rob

Looks good post a video of it !!

Pretty badass.

I'm not much a fabricator and I'm trying to do an ls1 or ls3 swap into a early 50s chevy truck, could you make one for me? Lol always wanted something like that

Are yours done yet Neal? 😎

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Custom electric cut outs on an LS. 
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt

Custom electric cut outs on an LS.
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Post a video when it's done!

Rob

Several exhaust jobs today. This is the start of a custom bent 3 system on a #chargerrt #mopar 
#charger 
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Several exhaust jobs today. This is the start of a custom bent 3" system on a #chargerrt #mopar
#charger
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Mike

Looks exhausting πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Great work Mike

Charlie has this #mustang down to the sheet metal and ready to start cutting the frame out of it. Plasma time.

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Press brake has been wired for 10 min and @m880cummins is already putting it to use. Made new e-brake cable brackets for the 68 #mustang. 
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt

Press brake has been wired for 10 min and @m880cummins is already putting it to use. Made new e-brake cable brackets for the 68 #mustang.
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt
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Looks like the old ones would have buffed out! πŸ˜‰

Ah, the joys of East Coast vintage cars.

Made it. Lots of great guys here. Its nice to finally shake hands with people Ive known online for many years. #oblongmetalmeet #metalmeet 
#PowerHammer #Yoder #Pullmax #EnglishWheel #MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Welding  #HotRod #RatRod #RaceCar #Fabrication #SheetMetal #PanelBeating #handmade

Made it. Lots of great guys here. It's nice to finally shake hands with people I've known online for many years. #oblongmetalmeet #metalmeet
#PowerHammer #Yoder #Pullmax #EnglishWheel #MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Welding #HotRod #RatRod #RaceCar #Fabrication #SheetMetal #PanelBeating #handmade
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Charlie putting the 70 #chevelle body back onto the restored frame. The entire body has been replace piece by piece. Full floors from firewall to rear bumper. Both quarters, both rockers(inner and outer) all rear wheel houses, package tray, rear cowl, tail panel , part of the roof, both door skins... the list goes on.
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt
#musclecar #Restoration #bigblockchevy
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That was a long time coming! πŸ‘πŸΏ

Working super late getting this lined up for another local shop @robsrodshop its important for local shops to work together and not against each other. There is plenty of work for everyone and every shop has its specialty. The ones who stay to themselves are the ones who suffer and go under in the end. Friendly competition and feeding each other work makes the scene stay alive.

Working super late getting this lined up for another local shop @robsrodshop it's important for local shops to work together and not against each other. There is plenty of work for everyone and every shop has its specialty. The ones who stay to themselves are the ones who suffer and go under in the end. Friendly competition and feeding each other work makes the scene stay alive. ... See MoreSee Less

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Co-opetition in IBM speak.

Ready for major surgery. #mustang #rustang 
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Ready for major surgery. #mustang #rustang
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Welcome to the family press brake. No more bending plate the hard way. 
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt  
#Coachbuilder #Coachbuilding  #Pullmax #Pexto  #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Fabrication #diarco #pressbrake

Welcome to the family press brake. No more bending plate the hard way.
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt
#Coachbuilder #Coachbuilding #Pullmax #Pexto #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Fabrication #diarco #pressbrake
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Is that Di-acro S/N 001? lol. Air, hydraulic or flywheel? Mike, just kidding, great piece of equipment! Cant beat the old machines, My oldest one is from the 50's and gets used the most. Let me know if you need any help setting it up.

Badass man

You've got some nice equipment!

So this happened today. Its gonna make a lot of jobs much easier.
#framestraightening #framemachine #chassistable #Restoration

So this happened today. It's gonna make a lot of jobs much easier.
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You'll be surprised all the things you use that for

Amazed you didn't have one.

Good luck with it Mike, you'll put it to good use

Cool! You'll love it most of the time. And swear when it's in the way, but mostly it helps a lot.

First person to name this car wins a Phillips Hot Rods sticker Pac. 1 winner on Instagram and 1 winner on Facebook.

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Datsun Roadster

Isn't that a Vauxhall ?

Sunbeam ?

Datsun 2000

Hillman

Sunbeam tiger?

Datsun Fairlady

Triumph

Datsun Fairlady?

think it was the Datsun alao

Sunbeam?

Triumph herald

Norman!!

Triumph Herald.

Lada?

Looks like a Datsun 1600 Roadster.

Triumph Vitesse

Datsun Bluebird? There is no scoop on the hood.

Triumph Herald

Triumph herald , Vitesse had twin headlight at a slope , at least the 63 I had did

Sunbeam

Triumph herald 1200

Crown Victoria by Ford

Hark the herald axles swing

MG Midget

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Screw metal shaping ... Im going with cardboard cars from now on.

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Slap some bondo on that bad boy and it'll sand right up...

At least it will be easy to check the oil level.

Just go Buy a Trabant then πŸ˜‰

How about doped-on fabric like early airplanes?

Early morning swap meet #hershey

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People have asked about my hammer rack. I built this to house all my most used go to hammers, dollies, slapper and clamps. It's on wheels so I take it to the job.
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Marshall Starrett Gary Vance

Sweet

Wowee! I'm not worthy.

Now your just showing off πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Nice, nice metalwork on the fender in the background too!!

Matt Keene

You need to make more and sell them please!!!! I would definitely buy one! There is nothing like this on the market anywhere.

Tyler

Alex Tsarnas

Christopher GΓ€bler

Wow that's awesome!

Kurtis Anderson

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The guys in the mechanical shop getting this #bigblockchevy dialed in. #bbc #chevelle #musclecar #chevy ... See MoreSee Less

Current status... 10:30pm dinner break. 
66 #chevelle 69 #camaro #pacecar 79 #280zx

Current status... 10:30pm dinner break.
66 #chevelle 69 #camaro #pacecar 79 #280zx
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Whos going to Oblong MetalMeet this year? Thinking of going for the first time... 
#metalmeet #Coachbuilder #Coachbuilding #PowerHammer #Yoder #Pullmax #EnglishWheel #Pexto #Pettingell #MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Welding  #HotRod #RatRod #RaceCar #Fabrication #SheetMetal #PanelBeating #handmade #HAMB #HammerAndDolly

Who's going to Oblong MetalMeet this year? Thinking of going for the first time...
#metalmeet #Coachbuilder #Coachbuilding #PowerHammer #Yoder #Pullmax #EnglishWheel #Pexto #Pettingell #MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Welding #HotRod #RatRod #RaceCar #Fabrication #SheetMetal #PanelBeating #handmade #HAMB #HammerAndDolly
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Would love to go again but to much going on here..

I will be there with my son.

Last year was my first time--Had a good time

My man Charlie whipped together this hand made trans tunnel for a 68 #mustang today. Piecing this car back together after getting all new frame rails a 1 piece trunk, inner wheels houses and rear floors put in. A few more parts to weld in and time for seam seal and paint. #fordmustang 
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt  
#MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Fabrication

My man Charlie whipped together this hand made trans tunnel for a 68 #mustang today. Piecing this car back together after getting all new frame rails a 1 piece trunk, inner wheels houses and rear floors put in. A few more parts to weld in and time for seam seal and paint. #fordmustang
#BuiltByPhillips #PhillipsHotRodAndCustoms #PhillipsHotRod #PhillipsHotRods #HandMadeByPhillips #PhillipsBuilt
#MetalShaping #MetalForming #MetalFab #MetalFabriation #Fabrication
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