Air Ride & Rod Shop
Our Background and History
Welcome to Jimenez Bros. Air Ride & Rod Shop, your one stop shop to service any of your early model cars and trucks. Whether you are looking for a full frame off restoration or just an update to your stock suspension, we are here to help customize your vehicle to fit your needs, goals and budget.
Jimenez Bros. was founded in 1999 and has since grown into two distinct shops. Jimenez Bros Air Ride & Rod Shop is where you can have your vehicle built from the ground up or have your existing ride updated and Jimenez Bros Customs which manufactures components for all your air ride needs. Both shops are located in Riverside California, which has been home to some of the most influential hot rod builds from the 40’s to present. We have made a name for ourselves by providing muscle and classic, car and truck fanatics a place to have their dream rides built, repaired or modified. We provide one of the highest quality builds in the market by executing award winning designs and implementation by using a simple and effective business plan.
We pride ourselves on creating an open and welcoming environment for both customer and employees, so please feel free to give us a call, stop by our shop or schedule a tour, and we would be glad to discuss your build ideas and how we might be able to assist.
Jimenez Bros. Air Ride & Rod Shop was expanded from a small shop handing all aspects of auto building into the idea that custom car building should treat their customers with the same professionalism as the high end auto dealerships. This was going to be achieved by providing a clean and inviting environment and breaking the mold on what custom car shop should look like and how they should be run. We have implemented a strategy of separating our customization, paint and body work, and manufacturing to streamline the process and increase proficiencies.
This idea grew directly out of what we heard from first hand from our customers. They would tell us we were the first shop that delivered on our promises, had excellent turnaround times, and the work was done right the first time. While we have always had great pride in the fact our customers were so complimentary of our process, we knew we could always do better and expand on the concepts that made us famous in the first place. If having your project done in a timely manner, and at the highest quality, then please come down and see for yourself how we do business.
Air Ride Installation
As seen in our business name, we specialize in the installation and repair of air ride suspension in early model car and trucks. We have been installing air ride since its infancy and have tackled just about any kind of situation you could imagine. If you are considering upgrading or installing air ride on your vehicle, we can provide you with a plan to make sure your suspension is installed correctly and safely.
Originally gaining recognition for being the best team around for chops and paint, along with our steep history in air suspension fabrication and installation, we quickly realized our skill set had reached every aspect of car and truck building. Building vehicles from the ground up soon became a request of many of our past and present customers. We have produced multiple SEMA cars and trucks and continuously have vehicles featured in shows across the country.
Service & Upgrades
As everyone knows, old cars breakdown and this is where our experience really pays off. Trouble shooting, parts replacement, engine swaps, electric issues, metal fabrication and suspension work is what keeps us in business. If you are having issue with your vehicle, we can give you a realistic plan and budget to get your ride back up and running.
Job is a lifelong resident of Riverside California and has been involved in the Inland Empire/SoCal car and truck scene ever since he got his drivers license. After cutting his teeth with Tri 5’s in the 90’s he moved on to more full custom projects for other American classics. If it was built in America, you can bet he has work on it. Since Co-Founding Jimenez Bros. Customs in 1999, in a small nondescript shop, they have since expanded into two (2) locations totaling over 20,000 SF. If you look at some of his past projects, you will see why he is one of the most well-known and respected builders, metal fabricators and painters in the area. Clients have been putting his full set of skills of painting, fabrication, design and overall ingenuity to work for them for years, and sure he will create something unique for you as well.
Milo is a local businessman who moved to Riverside in the mid 1990’s to attend UC Riverside. After graduating from their business school, he began working in commercial real estate, where he continues to work today. Although successful in his professional life, he has always been fascinated with all things mechanical. He has owned and built everything from imports to lifted trucks to motorcycles, and his love for vehicles has never waned. While building his 1970 Impala Convertible (named “Greengo”), he was introduced to Job and the two like-minded car nuts decided they would be perfect partners to take custom car building to the next level. They began this ambitious dream in 2015, which started with the expansion of his existing business into what it is today. The two of them are always looking for new and exciting ways to implement fresh ideas into the ever changing world of custom cars and trucks.