Classic Car Restoration
When most people think of body shops they probably find it hard to imagine that anyone could have fun working there. What with the hard manual labor and going home every day covered in grease and dirt.
There is however one job that these auto technicians get to do that excites them… classic car restoration.
Whenever there is an old junker brought into these shops the body shop technicians will often get a big grin across their face because they realize the fun that will be involved in turning what was once a masterpiece back to its original form.
Classic car restoration is a big project that requires a team of workers in order to be completed in a timely fashion. The restoration process covers the entire car inside and out.
Restoring the exterior of a classic car is serious work. Because of the amount of time that the car has endured thru the entire body panel will have to be repaired and or replace. As well the paint will need to be completely redone. It is important that when redoing the exterior of the car that the car frames be made level and have the proper dimensions.
By having a faulty frame, the car becomes a hazard for anyone inside it as well as anyone on the road while it is being driven.
This isn’t as difficult as the exterior but it is still no cake walk. The interior restoration involves putting whole new seats into the vehicle and placing modern seating material. Also, modern features such as air condition and radio will be added if the car is one to be driven and not just for show.
Interior restoration however doesn’t just include the seats and upholstery; it also means all the electrical work has to be redone and rewired. And although it may be considered a separate entity, the engine will also need to have a complete overhaul done to make the car drivable.
Why Restore an Old Car?
Classic cars are valuable and cool to own. Not many people on the road can be seen driving them, so the real fun of fixing it is getting all the eyes on your car wherever you drive.
To say you own the car of the year from 1939 is a unique distinction to have and more than that it is a unique experience to go through. To start with scrap and turn it into gold is a very satisfying feeling and will quickly turn you into a classic car restoration junkie.