Facilities52,000 square feet of awesome
We love to have visitors!
We can brag about what we have to offer, and what you stand to gain, all day long, but you really need to see it for yourself. Come see what we take pride in doing and see what it is we can do to even the most complicated restorations. Tour our astoundingly large facility in which we repair, build, and create.
We host a live on-site tour every Wednesday and Friday beginning at 3:00pm.
NOTE: The last tour of the 2017 year will be held on December 22, 2017. The shop will be closed the following week, so no tours will be held on December 27 or 29, 2017. We look forward to spending the holidays with family and friends and seeing all you after the New Year.
Tours are a great way to get the feel of what it is to be here at FantomWorks. Please arrive by 2:45pm but no earlier then 2:30pm as the nature of our business and the extent of filming can create issues when guest arrive too early. To ensure that everyone enjoys the tour, we will limit tour groups to 40 people. The cost of the tour is $10 per person regardless of age. If we are at capacity and you must attend the tour that day, the charge will be $15, with overage limited to 10 people. The tour is first come, first serve.
Please note: We have a large Alpha female German Shepard, Heidi, that guards the grounds here at FantomWorks. She is great at her job and a third of the time she gets along with other dogs, a third of the time there are fights and occasionally visiting pets disappear. So, we love pets but please do not bring your pet to the tour as we cannot guarantee that Heidi will get along with them.
(Please understand due to the amount of work we have with the vehicles and filming 5 days a week, we are just not able to escort people around the shop or have visitors everyday. That is why we offer the tour on these days at 3:00 pm, we can not allow people to just walk around due to insurance purposes and that this is a real shop not a set.)
The building is a work of art from a pre-war era and a testimonial to the artisanship of our fathers and grandfathers. Built in 1941 as a linen cleaning facility, we have now turned it into the largest classic car restoration facility (in terms of square feet).
This triple layer brick and free-span steel girder building is 52,000 SF on the bottom floor alone. This historic building is absolutely amazing inside and out. We are restoring it to its former glory including restoring the wood roof, repainting the steel girders, bringing the bricks back to their original look, and several other restoration projects.
Restoring the 3″ thick wood roof decking requires complete stripping, rebuilding, and painting of the wood. We are returning it back to the correct brilliant white that it once was. We are painting the massive 100′ free span steel girders back to their original bright silver and stripping the bricks back to their original clean face. All windows are in restoration with safety laminated glass and restored steel frames.
This renovated 52,000 SF facility includes everything to complete your restoration quickly and professionally.
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The sense of classic awesomeness starts as soon as you set foot into our foyer. Check out some of our classic signs that cover the walls all the way up to the ceiling. You may also meet Heidi, our shop dog.
To your right upon entering the Foyer are our Front Offices, which have been completely renovated from the cinder block and drop ceiling that used to be here. As you will quickly learn, every inch of FantomWorks is covered in Americana and other cool things. Notice our Route 66 Highway signs and the Pirate Lady waiting to swing down from her crow’s nest. This is also where you will meet our office staff who can help you with any questions you may have.
Just behind the Front Offices is Dan’s Office. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see Dan behind his desk. He is always running around the shop making sure everything is running smoothly. If you have a meeting in here with Dan, you may sit at the table, which is over a hundred years old. How many meetings do you think it has listened to? We also have a little kitchenette hiding around the corner. That microwave has made many many many cups of tea for Dan.
From our front offices you can enter our customer waiting lounge, also known as the Malt Shop. Feel like you’ve gone back in time with its 1950’s Malt Shop style. It also houses a small portion of the Americana that you will see throughout the entire facility. This is where Dan keeps some of his most prized finds and collectibles. Heidi also likes to hang out in here because it’s got cool tile floors.
Just outside of the Malt Shop is our Gallery space. This is where we present cars to their owners before they take them home. Our Show Room area runs the entire width of our facility. Here you can see many of the cars that we are currently working on as well as more of our classic sign collection. We want to display anything and everything cool, so don’t forget to look up. Not everything is on a wall.