Steel Ridez

Steel Ridez


My cousins lil toy
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Tools Explained


A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the freshly-painted project which you had carefully set in the corner where nothing could get to it.


Cleans paint off bolts and then throws them somewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Also removes fingerprints and hard-earned calluses from fingers in about the time it takes you to say, 'Oh s**t!'


A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.


Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in the creation of blood-blisters.


An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.


One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle... It transforms human energy into a crooked, unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influence its course, the more dismal your future becomes.


Generally used after pliers to completely round off bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also be used to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.


Used almost entirely for lighting various flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy for igniting the grease inside the wheel hub out of which you want to remove a bearing race.


A large stationary power tool commonly used to launch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.


Used for lowering an automobile to the ground after you have installed your new brake shoes, trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.


A large stationary power saw primarily used by most shops to cut good aluminum sheet into smaller pieces that more easily fit into the trash can after you cut on the inside of the line instead of the outside edge.


A tool for testing the maximum tensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.


Normally used to stab the vacuum seals under lids or for opening old-style paper-and-tin oil cans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, as the name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.


A tool for opening paint cans. Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws into non-removable screws and butchering your palms.


A tool used to crumple the metal surrounding that clip or bracket you needed to remove in order to replace a 50 cent part.


A tool used to make hoses too short.


Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate the most expensive parts adjacent the object we are trying to hit.


Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinyl records, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines, refund checks, and rubber or plastic parts. Especially useful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.

SO**********CH TOOL:

(A personal favorite!) Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling 'Son of a BITCH! ' at the top of your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool that you will need.
Anyone going to the International Motorcycle Show next weekend??
Suzuki has requested to showcase this baby in their booth!
Make sure you stop-by & check her out!
Maybe we will see ya there too!
You guys do awesome work!
An idea...ROAD TRIP!

Steel Ridez is a premier, full- service Rod and Custom shop for all vehicles. Custom Paint, Restoration, Fabrication, Collision......we do it all!!

2004 GTO 11/10/2013

GTO in for a little make over; New front bumper, hood, exhaust, headlights, wheels, suspension. Also completely strip and repaint drivers side and paint the brake calipers.

2005 F350 HD 11/05/2013

A lot of New upgrades.....but, still the heart of a 2005!! Bad Ass Truck!

1956 Chevy 210 11/05/2013

She's not getting a complete frame-off restoration, but pretty darn close!
New Paint, New Fatman front end, New motor/trans, all New interior....and that's just the big stuff!!!

Fender Benders 09/16/2013

YES! We do collision & insurance work too!

1956 Chevy Nomad 09/16/2013

We didn't originally paint this Nomad....we are just fixing her up a little!


STOLEN: 1962 Red Corvette on the night of 8/17/13 from Pacific Grove, CA

This was passed on from a friend of ours......
If anyone has any information, please contact the owners or Pacific Grove Police Dept.
Please share.....

1962 Red Corvette
VIN: 20867S112186
CA Plate: black plate w/ yellow BZE636
Best of Show winner / Pacific Grove Show 2013

Pat Monohan (916) 719-9442
Terry Monohan (530) 644-6292
Pacific Grove Police: 831.648.3143
Pacific Grove Police report number: PG1300883

South Elgin River Fest 2013 08/19/2013

South Elgin River Fest 2013

An Exciting Family Fest ~ Riverfest Express ~ South Elgin 08/12/2013

An Exciting Family Fest ~ Riverfest Express ~ South Elgin

South Elgin River Fest Car Show This Sunday!!!
We will be there!! Will you???

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Steel Ridez Awards Page 08/06/2013

We love happy customers.....& a little recognition for our hard work is a nice bonus!!

Paul Raimondi - 69' Charger 08/06/2013

Paul Raimondi - 69' Charger

Project Larson '1962 Corvette' 07/12/2013

Project Larson '1962 Corvette'

All the way from Kansas.......this '62 Vette got a complete frame-off restoration!


Try to keep all your digits that is not the type of body work we specialize in.

3rd Annual Open House 06/19/2013

Despite The Morning Rain, Folks Came Anyway And We Had A Great Time! Thanks To All!!


YES!! We braved through the rain & the show is on!!!
Sooooo....come on out!


Big Thanks to Larry, Tommy, Megan, Matt, John & Jake for all your hard work this weekend!!
It was a chore....but, the shop looks GREAT!
Hopefully we can keep it that way til Saturday!!!

Timeline photos 06/07/2013

Black or Pink! Racer back or Be**er styles! S-XL $20.....or $25 shipped!
Message or call 847-468-1120 for details/orders!
~Steel Ridez

Tommy's Z 06/03/2013

Drag Racer & Daily Driver!! Now, she's getting some killer ghost flames!!

Thomson's 69' Firebird 04/13/2013

Thomson's 69' Firebird

Timeline photos 04/05/2013

Someone is no longer allowed to play with the floor cleaner!!

Thomson's 69' Firebird 04/04/2013

Thomson's 69' Firebird

Fender Benders 03/28/2013

YES! We do collision & insurance work too!

Timeline photos 03/16/2013

Tribute to his wife.....

Timeline photos 03/16/2013

Chuckie came to see us today for some lettering on his new truck!!

Fender Benders 03/16/2013

YES! We do collision & insurance work too!

Timeline photos 03/16/2013

My baby is back!!! Oh how we missed you!!!

06 Pontiac GTO 03/09/2013

She was in a little Fender-Bender.....but, since, she's here, we might as well customize her too!!

Fender Benders 03/09/2013

YES! We do collision & insurance work too!

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500 Sundown Road
South Elgin, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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