- About Us

About Us

Chris Carlson Hot Rods is a nationally recognized full service hot rod shop located in Mulvane, Kansas, 15 miles south of Wichita. We specialize in custom builds, hot rods, muscle cars, restorations and street rods. Our business is based on integrity, quality work, and a commitment to excellence. We combine old school flair with cutting edge technology. Blending your ideas with our expert knowledge, results in a one of a kind, top quality car. We offer a wide variety of projects, from economical builds to national award winning show cars.

We specialize in:

  • Complete custom fabrication
  • Chop, section & channel
  • Frenched headlights & taillights
  • Smooth & shave body
  • Metallic, pearl, kandy & suede paints
  • Panel painting
  • Custom color creation & design
  • Chassis fabrication
  • Front & rear end installation
  • Custom designed flush mount LED taillights
  • Complete turn-key rod and customs
  • Custom made carbon fiber parts and molds
  • In house upholstery shop
  • Complete mechanical work
  • Stainless exhaust

Our builds have been featured at SEMA, Barrett-Jackson and have had award winning runs on the ISCA circuit. Follow our Facebook page to see the latest work on our SEMA 2015 build, a 1949 Buick, which will be on display in the NAPA/Martin Senour Automotive Finishes booth.

In 2003 the shop opened as Chaotic Customs, Mulvane KS and in May 2014 the name was changed to Chris Carlson Hot Rods. We have a 15,000 square foot, state of the art facility and a professional, talented crew of expert employees experienced in all aspects of custom work. We are celebrating our twelfth year in business and have completed over 100 complete builds. Our services include custom paint & body, custom exhaust fabrication, repair & maintenance and sales & installation. Our in-house upholstery shop can custom design interiors for street rods, factory OEM interiors for muscle cars, or recreate period correct interiors for specialty restorations. In addition to the shop, we have a hot rod parts and accessories store offering everything from A/C units to original artwork.

Let Carlson Hot Rods transform your automotive dream into reality!