About Gizmos

Custom Car Shop Minnesota

Greg Friedrich

Greg Friedrich has been involved in building cars used in land speed racing, drag racing, road racing, and Hot Rodding his entire life and career. As this is the only career he’s ever had, If there’s one thing Greg Friedrich is known for, it’s building amazing cars!

Greg Friedrich founded Gizmos custom Hot Rod Shop back in 2003 in a small rented garage. Starting with a dream and a business plan, Gizmos found themselves quickly outgrowing multiple locations and is now comfortably located in the north metro of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

From show-stopping custom hot rods, National winning drag cars to salt flat record-breakers and daily drivers; if you want a custom hot rod that’ll leave the competition in the dust and look good doing it – Gizmos is your shop.

You Benefit From Their Customer First Philosophy

Gizmos philosophy is simple: To bring customers dreams to fruition by building show-stopping, race-winning Hot Rods.

Their achievements illustrate the successful implementation of that philosophy with an enviable list of show and race-winning automobiles.

Greg Friedrich and the Gizmos crew want you to have the best. Gizmos clients appreciate the way they communicate and interact with them to come up with what’s best suited for their needs.

Gizmos can take your ideas and put them on paper in the form of a hand-drawn rendering and a construction build calender. When Gizmos builds your hot rod to meet your needs, with their unique style of quality construction and finishing.

Custom Car Shop Minnesota

Not Your Typical Hot Rod Shop

Minnesota is home to one of the most active street rod associations in the world: Within the state of the Minnesota Street Rod Association and Their annual St. Paul, Back to the Fifties car show is a huge group of car enthusiasts ranging from traditional hot rods, LS swaps, Art Morrison frames under Pro Touring cars, race cars, and to the extreme of tube chassis cars. As you might imagine, considering all the hot rod activity in Minnesota, there is a surplus of hot rod shops. But, there is only one Gizmos.

Gizmos Specialities

As a specialty car builder, Gizmos has a well-deserved reputation for combining customized fabrication with the precise detailed construction you’d expect in a turn-key car.

Their specialties include:

  • Hand constructed coachbuilding
  • Pro Touring Cars
  • Hot Rods
  • Chassis construction
  • Suspension upgrades and set-up
  • Tig welding
  • Carbon fiber and fiberglass
  • Custom Headers and exhaust
  • Complete wiring & plumbing
  • Turbo system engineering
  • AEM and Holley EFI Conversions
  • Hand formed sheet metal
  • Tube Chassis
  • Big Brake Conversions including Brembo Brakes

Custom Work in a Private Shop

While most shops brag about their work to everyone and their brother, Gizmos takes a different approach. Privacy.

The Gizmos shop is open only by appointment. It is never open to the general public. If you are a customer, vendor, or doing business within the Gizmos facility you will be asked to sign a Nondisclosure. This gives our customers security and confidence.

Minnesota hot rod enthusiasts bring their cars to Gizmos because they want custom quality work they can’t get anywhere else. Gizmos clients want show-stopping, ass-kicking, speed-demons; and like any proud owner – they want to be the one to reveal their new baby.

Certainly, Gizmos will ask to use images of your completed project within their web platforms but, not until you’ve had the chance to reveal the finished product to the world.

Gizmos Protects Your Investment

Leave your hot rod to the typical shop and you’re leaving it totally unprotected. Most car owners don’t realize; very few shops have adequate insurance to cover the loss of your hot rod. Gizmos has you covered.

Like any credible business, Gizmos building and equipment are insured, but so too is your hot rod. No one wants to ponder the unthinkable and at Gizmos, you don’t have to; your investment is completely protected against loss of any kind.

The interior of the Gizmos shop is protected by a 24/7 security system and monitored by a state-of-the-art surveillance system.

Gizmos – Defining Modern Hot Rodding

The Gizmos name has become synonymous with high-quality hot rods throughout the Midwest; their cars, construction techniques, and attention to detail defining modern hot rodding.

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