Client Testimonials

1929 Ford Coupe

I went looking for a shop to help with my project. I went down to back to the fifties and car craft and talked to a number of shops. Many claimed to be able to help with the build, but a number of them either did not have the paint skills I was looking for or told me that they had used this guy south of town for painting. Dan Pearson’s name came up like 5 or 6 times and I finally decided why not just go find this guy and deal with him directly.

Best move I could have made. Did not really have a plan for the 29 coupe when we started. Sort of went through the process together in true old school hot rod fashion. My goal was to keep some original look of the 29, but to be able to mix and match parts from other old cars, but also make sure the drive train, convenience and safety features were up to modern levels. The car is amazing, the paint even more so. We were nominated for MSRA street rod of the year in 2014. It also sits on the main web page for the shop as well. I am so happy with Danny and crew and so proud of the car we built.

Turned out so well we have just kept going completing a 75 corvette and now working on a 60 fury and 66 galaxy. The newest shop they moved to well be fantastic. Already the new projects are amazing.

William Wolf- Owner

1955 Ford F-100

I have always wanted to own a classic Ford truck but had no idea where to start. After looking around at several hot rod shops, I decided to take my vision to Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery. I met with Dan and knew right away this was the shop for me. Dan not only helped me find a 1955 Ford F-100, he drove with me over three hours hours to pick it up. I had Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery do a complete restoration on the truck the way I wanted plus add custom touches that went above and beyond what I had expected! My entire experience from start to finish was great and I would highly recommend Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery.

Adam Paulson- Owner

2003 50th Anniversary Corvette

We bought our 2003 50th Anniversary Corvette in Boston off Craig’s List and bought it sight unseen. We soon realized it was going to need some TLC to bring it back to the “head-turner” it once was. We started looking around for customs shops and soon found Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery. After a few conversations with Dan, we soon knew we had found the right guy to trust our Corvette with. After listening to what we wanted done and Dan going over everything with us, we made the decision to have him do the work on our toy. The process went smoothly, the communication was excellent and the Corvette turned out fantastic! Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery will be the only shop that we will take our car if any more custom work is needed. Thanks Dan and Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery for bringing our Corvette back to the “head-turner” it once was.

Don and Jolene Ramm- Owners

2002 Mustang Shelby GT500

We took our 2012 Mustang Shelby GT500 to Dan at Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery with a vision of customizing it so that it was set apart from other Mustangs. We wanted a sophisticated and powerful look when the car was complete. What Dan was able to produce was beyond expectations, he kept the Shelby baseline look while adding that custom edge. We’re extremely happy with the work Dan and Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery has produced. The work was completed in a timely manner and his pricing was very competitive. We HIGHLY recommend Dan and his team at Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery for any automotive project, big or small. Dan is an artisan of his craft and we look forward to showing it off in Las Vegas at the Mustang’s 50th Birthday Celebration on April 17, 2014.

Jerry & Khris Chapman- Owners

1966 Ford Mustang Fastback & 1956 Ford F-100

I’ve known Danny for a long time and lucky for me our paths crossed. I’m a car guy but I don’t have the capabilities or talent to work on them and this is where Danny steps in. Dan has performed and worked on over 12 of my company vehicles and has done an outstanding job. He’s restored vehicles, rebuilt motors, fixed rear ends and everything in between. Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery has built for me a killer 1966 Mustang Fastback that I get compliments on everywhere I go. Recently, Dan and I collaborated on a 1956 Ford F100 dream truck that was built in a six month period. From the amazing black paint detail of the paint job to the awesome interior, this truck shows top-notch workmanship. Every time I walk past this 1956 Ford in my shop, it puts a smile on my face. If you’re looking to have work done on your vehicle, Danny will have both you and your vehicle’s best interest in mind. Danny really will make your dreams become a reality. Good luck with your future projects.

Russell Sobiech- Owner

1948 Austin A40

After a lengthy search for a shop to finish and paint my 1948 Austin A40, I chose Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery. The fine bodywork and attention to detail produced a great final result. I would recommend Danny Pearson and Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery to anyone looking for that finishing touch to make their ride special.

Steve Jenkins- Owner

1959 Cadillac Sedan DeVille

I knew Danny Pearson three years prior to him opening Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery. He is an extremely skilled autobody restoration specialist. Approximately two years ago, my classic 1959 Cadillac and trailer (see were placed in Danny’s shop for a complete repainting, updates, and numerous corrections from the original build. The work was completed to the utmost satisfaction. The updates were not only impeccable, but they gave the vehicles a much higher quality finished product. Not only is Danny’s workmanship excellent, but he also exudes complete honesty and adheres to a strong code of ethics in all my business dealings with him and Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery.

Steve Hurlburt- Owner

1988 Porsche 928

My name is Lonny Johnson and on behalf of Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery and owner Danny Pearson – I cannot express to you enough how happy and impressed I have been working with this company. As an avid believer in the in the philosophy that “you are what you drive”, I am the proud owner of a 1988 Porsche 928 (previously owned by KISS lead singer Paul Stanley), 2008 Porsche Cayman S and 2008 Cadillac Custom CTS. Not only has Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery provided superior maintenance and upkeep services to all of my vehicles (not a single scratch exists on any of them) but Danny has always been available to satisfy my questions and any vehicle improvement requests I have ever had. More impressively, last summer he completely repainted and restored the entire exterior of the Porsche 928 with the interior being scheduled for full restoration this upcoming summer. Rocker Paul Stanley would be so proud!!! In the end, excellent company, excellent results and excellent service. Trust me…this is the company you want to work with!!!

Lonny Johnson – Attorney

1965 Mustang Coupe

The Mustang is the first car I have fully restored and the process was daunting to me when I first strated searching for a restoration shop. When I met Danny he made the process easy to understand and helped me weigh all of my options. When I made the decision how I wanted to move forward Danny was on board and ready to start the project. I am very happy with the final product. The car tuned out better than I could have ever imagined.

Paul Barcomb- Owner

1971 Chevelle

What can I say about SLC…Danny and his crew exceeded all my expectations. The Chevelle came out looking badass! Danny was great to work with and full of ideas on how to make the car standout and perform like new. His crew was able to perform all task thrown at them and they did it in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines to make Summer Nationals a great time. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend SLC to anyone and can’t wait to get started on the next project with the SLC crew.

Neil Larsen – Owner

1963 Chevrolet Nova

Thanks for restoring my 63 Nova! Everyone that sees the car loves it. You have a professional team and they produce professional results. Many ask me who did the work and I tell them Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery! If I can get you more work I will. I wish you the best and much success.

Dan Vanstenburg – Owner

1969 Camero Z28 & 1972 Blazer

I’ve contracted with Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery for two recent restorations; a 1969 Camaro Z28 and a 1972 Blazer. Danny has been easy to work with and let me contribute to each project as much as my skill level permitted. The body and paint on both vehicles are flawless, I receive compliments every time the vehicles are driven or taken to a show. I do recommend Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery!

Lee Nord- Owner

1964 Ford Galaxie

I have a 1964 Ford, Galaxie-XL, 390-V-8, 3-speed auto, Posi-rear end, Original Factory Interior with bucket seats, Factory Air. The team at Straight Line always does good work on my ’64 Galaxie. I don’t have the financial means to do it all at once, so we sat down and made a list of things that needed attention. The we divided up the list into manageable chunks to meet my budget. Straight Line first tackled the important mechanical and safety items, to make the car drivable! Then, in later visits we worked on cosmetic and tuning items. Now my Galaxie looks and runs great. Thanks Straight Line. P.S. Love the new shop!

Bill Driessen- Owner

1970 Dodge Charger

Straight Stitch Auto Upholstery took on my disassembled 1970 dodge Charger Project In late August of 2014. They delivered it back to me mid November of 2014. The work performed was body stiffening, reassembly of the suspension, fitment of all sheet metal, and complete body and paint inside, bottom and outside. The finish is outstanding, and body fit perfect. The edges of the painted on graphics clean and sharp. They spent a lot of time custom mixing and painting test panels, as I wanted a pearl version of the stock color.

All in all I am very pleased with Danny and his crew. They are top notch craftsmen. I consider working with them the high point of my build.

Chris Ficenec- Owner