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27 May 2022

Our History

At Dooley and Sons, we let the quallity of our custom hot rods do the talking. Founded in 1961 by Dooley Cameron in Levelland, Texas, we approach each day by striving to improve upon what we did the day before. Over five decades later, we are privileged to work with customers that share our vision for constantly pushing the envelope of custom hot rod design. From stock restorations to Pro Touring musclecars to custom street rods and trucks, we see each new project as an opportunity to incorporate new ideas and inspiration into the broad variety of custom hot rods that we build.

Although upholstery work has always been Dooley Cameron's first passion, his knack for custom fabrication and show-quality bodywork enabled him to build turnkey hot rods in which to showcase his custom interiors. As the years went by, his sons Jeff and Tom started working at the shop after school, learning the tricks of the trade from their craftsman father. Jeff took a keen interest in paint and body work, while Tom gravitated toward sheetmetal fabrication. In 1983, Dooley's Custom Upholstery became Dooley and Son's Hot Rod Shop. The Cameron family left the dusty plains of West Texas behind and relocated to the piney woods of Magnolia, Texas in 2004.   

Today, what started out as small one-man operation has grown far beyond what the Cameron family ever imagined. Stretched out over 15 acres, our 20,000 square-foot facility houses a custom sheetmetal fabrication, upholstery, chassis fabrication, paint and body, exhaust fabrication, and a final assembly departments all under one roof. This arrangement enables us to maintain stringent quality control standards by closely monitoring each car through every phase of the build. During the construction phase, project cars can easily move between each department to undergo minor design changes as necessary, resulting in a remarkably well-integrated package from top to bottom.