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HKSS is a true one stop shop for bespoke fabrication, design and build.

Since 2014 (and way before Hard Knocks was formed) We have been solving problems, building the most detail heavy hot rods, trucks and race cars and fabricating the very best Stainless exhaust manifolds and systems for a wide variety of marques aswell as supplying the very best parts from a variety of vendors. 

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At Your Service

Quality and Functionality, Guaranteed

Hard Knocks is dedicated to providing reliable information, good value for money and a service you can share with your friends. Our team of designers, fabricators and engineers are capable of any task you require and you can be sure it will be right. First time, every time. 


Bespoke exhaust systems 

Roll On

You’re a busy person — Don't let poor quality ruin your pride and joy.At Hard Knocks, we only use 316 grade stainless for our exhaust systems, we also offer a lifetime warranty on all custom systems. That's why you can be assured of the very best setup for your vehicle. Designed and fabricated in house by a team of experts in this field. 

Exhaust Headers 

HKSS-Making power is our business. 

Built by the same team as our exhaust systems, HKSS can take care of your requirements for headers. Be it a 300hp short runner turbo manifold for a 2.0T engine , or 1 7/8 long tube headers for a blown 426. Use the contact Us button to have your next project taken care of by the guys who do it best. 


Aluminium welding 

A sacrifice to the gods of AC

Are you tired of dirtbags sticking your shit together? Look no further - we have the equipment, experience and knowledge to ensure your aluminium parts are prepared and welded with absolute perfection. First time, every time. Any grade, any part. Guaranteed. 

We do it all at Hard Knocks Speed Shop. Book an appointment with us online and receive a discount on any service.

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Opening Hours

Our retail store is open for business, subject to social distancing guidelines.The workshop is by appointment only. 

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 5pm Sat: By Appointment only Sun: Closed

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Contact Us

Our Address is given by appointment only. The guys in the shop are extremely busy and random drop ins whilst appreciated, are not helpful for our time lines. 

01869 351051

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