About Florida Rod Shop

One-Stop Hot Rod Shop doing everything in-house!

In the heart of Tampa Bay lies Florida Rod Shop, which transforms automotive dreams into meticulously breathtaking reality. Founded in 2014, by Jim Schanstra, who birthed the Florida Rod Shop Inc. out of a profound passion for Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Resto-Rods, Exotics. Moreover, there was an undeniable need for a high-caliber automotive shop in the area. Therefore, Jim’s philosophy is simple yet profound, “We have staffed our shop with highly skilled technicians who eat, breathe, and live cars! We do the best work because we love what we do!”


Over the years, what started as a labor of love has evolved into a beacon for automotive excellence. By 2018, the Florida Rod Shop expanded its horizons, blossoming into a full-service facility that prides itself on comprehensive ground-up restorations, intricate metal fabrication, a fully equipped machine shop, as well as complete mechanical and electrical repairs – right down to the finest details in stereos and power adders. Additionally, we’ve also mastered creating custom upholstery and convertible tops, tailoring each project to our client’s unique tastes and desires.


Nestled in Wesley Chapel, Florida, just off Old Pasco Road, our cutting-edge facility spans 6,000 sq. ft., fully air-conditioned, and stocked with top-of-the-line equipment. Further, it’s a sanctuary where we service and transform vehicles with an obsessive attention to detail. Also, we cater to clients who demand the best for their prized possessions, ensuring the highest levels of quality and security for every project we work on. Moreover, our mission statement isn’t just words—it’s a pledge to excellence.

Our customer testimonials speak volumes about the impact and quality of our work. Take it from Anthony Abell, a satisfied Tampa Bay, FL client who shares, “I entrusted my dream classic car restoration to Florida Rod Shop, and the results were beyond my wildest expectations. Their attention to detail and passion for perfection truly set them apart.” This is a testament to our dedication and love for what we do, echoed by countless clients who have passed through our doors.

Get to know Florida Rod Shop’s Community.

Beyond just repairs and restorations, the Florida Rod Shop has created a community of enthusiasts and professionals, all united by a shared passion. We invite you to visit our facility for a shop tour and witness firsthand the meticulous care, innovative techniques, and boundless enthusiasm we pour into every project. Additionally, see our skilled technicians in action and discover why we’re not just a shop—we’re an automotive haven where dreams are forged into reality.

At the Florida Rod Shop, we’re more than just a team; we’re a family of passionate craftspeople committed to delivering unparalleled craftsmanship and service. Whether you’re looking to breathe new life into a classic, fine-tune your current ride, or create something unique, your project is our passion. Welcome to the Florida Rod Shop—where your automotive dreams come alive.

Our Mission Statement

Florida Rod Shop Inc. was founded to provide the highest quality service for Street Rods, Resto Rods, Custom Show Cars, Muscle Cars & Exotics. We are to perform the work to the highest standards in a timely basis. Our builds are to be of the highest standards including innovation of design and execution.

Find out about Florida Rod Shop and their services today