Founder Scott Henningsen

a restoration shop like no other

Henningsen Machine Shop was founded in 1996 by Scott Henningsen to offer services of antique automobile repair. Specializing in machine shop capabilities at first, the name Machine shop was given. After years of development and organization, Henningsen Machine Shop is now a full service shop offering every aspect of Antique Car Restoration.

Henningsen Machine Shop has a full machine shop with capabilities of engine rebuilding, including babbitting, full chassis rebuilding, and parts manufacturing. In addition, Henningsen Machine Shop has a full upholstery shop which has capabilities from tufted leather upholstery to plush cloth closed car upholstery. Also, convertible tops are a specialty. Lastly, Henningsen Machine Shop has a full paint shop that provides show winning paint finishes. Metal straightening, rebuilding of wood bodies and sheet metal fabrication are other aspects of the paint shop. Together, these three divisions work to provide an excellent finished product. Henningsen Machine Shop offers everything from full show winning restorations to minor repairs and tune ups.


In this department, all types of upholstering are found. Some typical jobs completed have been diamond tufted leather, canvas convertible tops, and cloth interiors on enclosed cars. This department has the capability to also make new seat spring units, replace broken or rotten wood frames, fabricate new top sockets, bows and latching irons, fabrication of side curtains, installation of leather gators, and many other automobile needs. It is a fully staffed and capable of any kind of project.



This department has a wide range of services. Engine, transmission, and rear end rebuilding, full machine shop capabilities, fabrication of parts including (gears, pins, crankshafts, camshafts, pistons, valves, springs, connecting rods), pattern making, and machining of castings. Also, many parts are rebuilt such as magnetos, carburetors, starters and generators. This department working with the other Departments at HMS can satisfy you antique car needs.



Our paint department offers show winning finishes. All paint work is hand rubbed and guaranteed to your satisfaction. Metal straightening, new sheet metal, new wood bodies, new wood wheels, panel repair, and pin striping are some of the things offered. Top quality paints and primers are used. Many of the completed jobs have been shown around the world and have placed among tough competition.



A view inside Henninsen Machine Shop A view inside Henninsen Machine Shop
A New Connection Rod A New Connection Rod
A New Crankshaft A New Crankshaft
1908 Reo Gentlemans Roadster 1908 Reo Gentlemans Roadster
1914 Pierce 38 1914 Pierce 38
1915 Ford Runabaout 1915 Ford Runabaout
Rick working in the Upholstery Shop Rick working in the Upholstery Shop
1938 Packard V-12 1938 Packard V-12
1932 Lincoln KB 1932 Lincoln KB
Our biggest fan Our biggest fan
Steve blocks out a fender Steve blocks out a fender
Rick working in Upholstery Shop Rick working in Upholstery Shop
Brian working in the Machine Shop Brian working in the Machine Shop

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