quality workmanship Since 1979

Founded in 1979 by owners Dan and Terri Kreucher, Shelby Trim has grown into one of the largest automotive soft trim shops in the Midwest, offering concours quality workmanship at a reasonable price.

Dan had an early start in the automotive world, getting his first car at the age of fourteen, and acquiring and reconditioning several other vehicles prior to reaching driving age. “I would get them running and race them around our family asparagus patch,” recalls Kreucher, “I learned to pull a good hole shot in the sand, and my older brother-in-law could not beat me, even though he had a V8 and I only had a six-cylinder.” Dan went on to work as an automotive and motorcycle mechanic in his late teens, eventually taking a position as a sewing machine operator, and then sewing machine mechanic at Ford Motor Company, prior to starting Shelby Trim.

Shelby Trim serves the general public and corporate accounts, including new car sublet warranty repairs, and has outfitted numerous show vehicles for GM, Ford, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Examples of this work can be found at the Walter Chrysler museum, General Motors Heritage Center, and at GM headquarters in the Renaissance Center, and perhaps the car you’re driving. We perform all aspects of soft trim, from repairs on everyday driven vehicles, to complete interior restorations – both stock and custom. Nobody in the entire Midwest replaces and services more convertible tops than Shelby Trim.

Our staff of experienced veteran technicians (“trimmers” as they’re known in the trade) work in a clean, well lit and organized shop, furnished with all of the proper tools, work tables, and special equipment required to provide you with the the very best in quality craftsmanship.

We’re conveniently located near several highways, in the heart of Macomb County, Michigan, with lots of great places to eat, shop, and visit nearby.

Main Shop Floor

We maintain a very clean and organized shop area, insuring that the materials for your job and your vehicle are well-protected. Note all of the areas dedicated to table, bench, and shelf space, in order to efficiently process and store projects through the duration of work being performed on them.

Our Showroom

In our showroom, you will find a helpful, informative, and friendly staff who can answer your questions, and provide you with a personalized estimate for your vehicle’s needs. We have a wide selection of sample materials to browse, and our showroom itself is quite entertaining to peruse, featuring a variety of nostalgic photos and items.

Sew Room

We use twelve different types and variations of sewing machines at Shelby Trim, enabling us to correctly and efficiently duplicate the original stitch styles from the factory.

Machine Shop

Our in-house machine shop contains welders (MIG and gas), a large bead blast cabinet, press brake, drill press, parts cleaner, ban saws, table saw, miter and scroll saws, lift hoist, parts buffers and more. This enables us to repair and restore seat, convertible top frames, and boat seat wood properly and proficiently.