• 1955 Chevrolet Nomad Wagon

    Return Of The Pink Panther Revisiting The Past… Custom Style From the September, 2012 issue of Rod & Custom Starlite Rod & Kustom goes to great lengths to ensure customers expectations are met. More >

  • 1953 Starlite Shop Truck

    Air suspension managed by ACCUAIR components,updated drive-train, 59 Impala dash, 53 Buick head lights etc.

  • 1960 Starliner & 1960 Oldsmobile

    1960 Ford Starliner and Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 - Kandy-Coated Streamlined Boomin Babies Starlite's 60s Flashback feature in the front cover of Rod & Custom magazine. More >

  • 1960 Starliner & Ed

    Edgar Hernandez of Starlite Rod & Kustom, with 60' Starliner that took seven months to build. Jacked up and lowered down, chopped and polished to a blinding luster, these cars have inspired fashion designers, musicians, and artist.


Opened in the summer of 2003, Starlite Rod & Kustom is a full-service custom and restoration shop that caters to pre-1970's, American-made cars. Located between Porsche Raleigh and LA, the shop can be found at 1407 W. Carson Street.

Though the shop opened its doors in 2003, Starlite's Edgar Hernandez and his team have been building and driving hot rods and customs in the California South Bay for years.

Specializing in:

Suspension, Chassis

  • Full-length scratch built frames
  • Custom front and rear end suspension
  • G-body, Camaro, Jaguar, and Mustang II front suspensions
  • Traditional and triangulated four-link rear suspensions
  • Fully adjustable and tunable air suspensions (designed for ride quality as well as looks!)
  • Suspension rebuilds
  • Front and rear disc brake conversions

  • Drive Train

  • Engine and transmission build-ups and swaps
  • Drive-shaft replacement and rebuilding
  • Rear-end pinion angle adjustments
  • Complete, one-off electrical systems and trouble shooting
  • Custom Metalwork and Fabrication
  • Hidden hinges, reverse tilt hood, and flush mount gas doors
  • Custom headers, top chops, sectioning, and channeling
  • Bodywork, Custom Paint
  • Firewall smoothing
  • Frenching, shaving, decking, nosing, and molding
  • Scallops, flames, and pinstriping
  • Panel paint, fades, metal flake, and gold leaf

  • Starlite is outfitted with the latest in fabrication equipment, techniques and a staff whose skills, experience and style will allow you to build the ride of your dreams.

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