Erie Coast Customs 

& Collision Center

33660 E. Royalton Rd
 (St Rt 82)
Columbia Station, OH  44028
 Hours: Mon- Fri 9-6,
Saturday by 
appointment only.
We here at Erie Coast take a great deal of pride in our work. That is 
why we spend very few advertising dollars. Most of our references 
are word of mouth!  Below you will see just some of our references.
Erie Coast Customs City Voter Cleveland Hot List HOTLIST
City Voter Cleveland Hot List Best Body Shop Erie Coast Customs
2013 Winner Best Body Shop in Cleveland
Noooooo... we did not lose in 2012.... 
they did not have it that year!! 
Cleveland Hot List City Voter Best Body Shop Erie Coast Customs
2011 Winner Best Body Shop in Cleveland
Brent Evans
10 months ago-
I used Erie Coast after a fender bender, they came highly recommended and
 I found out why very quickly. They we're a breeze to work with. They handled all the
 necessary procedures with my insurance company and even fixed a few other problems 
with my car I previously had. I couldn't have been happier with the end product, my car
 looked brand new! Highly recommend.
Linda Smith

Excellent Air Brush Work.

These guys did an awesome job on my 1979 HD Sporty a few years back. Matched the color I 

wanted and airbrushed my tattoo on the tank for my bike. I get so many compliments on the

 look of it. Recommend them as much as I can.


The following article was taken from Chevy Classic 

February issue.  Click on the icon above to be taken 

to the article with additional pictures.


Hot Cool ‘55

By Ken Mann

Ken Mann #10124285 • Columbia Station, OH

This story starts in 1978, Norfolk, Virginia. I was fresh gas turbine technician on board the USS 

Comte De Grasse (DD-974 a Spruance class destroyer). Chief Giedeon had a cool, black on

black ’57 two door sedan. It had a hot 327 with a Carter AFB and a 2-speed Powerglide . I had 

to have it! However, the chief would not take less than $600. for it. I gave him $200. in cash and 

finally took possession after three months of payments.

Six months later, rather than put my “baby” in long term storage while on a six month 

Mediterranean cruise, I sold the ’57 to a friend under the condition I could buy it back when I 

returned. When our  ship got to our first port of call in Rota, Spain, there was a letter waiting 

for me, explaining that the night we left Virginia, he got drunk and hit a tree. I never saw the 

car again.

Fast forward to 1995. I had cash burning a hole in my pocket from the sale of a 1956 Triumph TR3, and felt the need for another classic shoebox. My first choice was a ’57, but a ’55, two-door sedan showed up in the local sports muscle and classic’s classified ads. It was located in Rochester, NY, but still had it’s title from New Mexico. Other than sand in every nook and cranny and a trailer hitch cut in above the rear bumper, the car was very sound and would make a great driver. The VIN number showed that this car was made in early November, 1954 in Kansas City.

The plan was to repair the oil leaks on the 327, remove the massive amounts of grease, oil and 

sand that had made a thick layer of undercoating on the firewall and undercarriage, fix some 

electrical problems and then just drive the wheels off the car and have fun.

Well, my buddy, Dave Givens, had just finished a rebuild on the 396ci big block for his ’68 

Chevelle and had decided that 430 HP was just not enough. He wanted to build a killer 454, 

needed some seed money and needed to sell his fresh built 396. Somehow, magically, the 

396 found it’s way between the fenders of my ’55, mated to a Muncie four-speed.

Then it happened. One thing led to another, that led to another…Well, ten years later and a project each winter brought me to the point where the only thing left to do was take this now mechanically done car apart and get it painted.

She was a red and white two-tone car for 10 years and I was getting tired of people asking me 

which red and white ’55 was mine. I still had not made up my mind what color it was going to be, 

even after I had disassembled the car and had the shell sitting in the paint shop. I wanted 

something different. This color combo is definitely not going to get lost in the crowd. The pearl 

tangerine turns almost gold when the sun hits it, and gets darker as the light fades in the evening. Everyone seems to be drawn toward the ghost flames. I guess they’re hot – cool!

Future plans call for chroming a one piece, California front bumper I picked up at a swap meet 

last year, installing rack and pinion steering and, of course, more road time! Special thanks go to the Erie Coast Customs in Columbia Station, Ohio for the killer paint. Bill Webner at Der WagonWerks in Elyria, Ohio for the cool interior work. Dave Givens for his wrench work, and of 

course my lovely wife, Eileen (a.k.a. The Finance Minister) for putting up with this never ending 

“little” project.

Merchant Ratings Excellent Air Brush Work.

These guys did an awesome job on my 1979 HD Sporty a few years back. Matched the color I 

wanted and airbrushed my tattoo on the tank for my bike. I get so many compliments on the

 look of it. Recommend them as much as I can.

June 25, 2010 by Linda Smith in Cleveland, OH

Merchant Ratings Excellent work

This shop does excellent work and handled everything for my accident repair. They arranged a 

rental car for me and had my vehicle finished in less than a week. The repair and paint was 

flawless!! They pride theirselves in their work and all the vehicle's they repair are treated just 

as well as the many show quality cars they work on as well. Thank you for a job well done and

effortless on my part.

February 02, 2008 by Joe in Columbia Station, OH

Great company & good work!

Frank Clarke Agency Inc

It has been a pleasure to work with Erie Coast Customs & Collision. We refer all of our clients to them when they are in an accident. They do their work in a timely fashion and in a professional manner. We will continue to refer them business in the future!

September 08, 2010 by Frank Clarke Agency Inc in Columbia Station, OH

My Jeep!

Provided by
My Jeep got hit in the rear end I took it to Erie Coast. They were so great! They handled 
everything for me. Every time that I needed to call the office, they answered the phone and 
I got to talk to a real live person every single time! When I got my Jeep back it looked even 
better than when I took it there! Not only did they fix the Jeep back to new, the Jeep was all 
cleaned and buffed out! I would recommend them to anyone and everyone!!!!
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