Are you planning a restoration of your classic car?
Nothing can equal the feeling of owning and driving a classic car. The vintage look that a classic car flaunts is unmatchable to new plain-looking models. Also, classic cars are more durable than the cars of recent times with all the plastic body panels.
Classic car restoration is a good idea these days as the market for classics grows every year and labor and other costs tend to increase. Car restoration is not as easy as it may sound, but The Metal Surgeon can do it for you. We are reputable auto restorers known for the many fine antique car restorations we have completed so far.
Important Consideration before Beginning Classic Restoration
Generally, no one decides to start a classic car restoration and begins the following day. There needs to be a lot of homework and planning before stepping into the restoration process. Also, saving up some cash, so that you have a well defined budget will certainly help as you begin.
Before delving into your classic car restoration consider the following points-
The Work Space: Doesn’t matter which level of classic restoration you are going to undertake, you need space. The workspace or a garage is one of the most important prerequisites for auto restoration. You need an area where you can work freely without any hindrance or setback. Driveways and vacant space outside your home is not the right place to carry out the restoration work. Parts and your car body will only get wet and rusted before you know it. Along with sufficient space, you also need the right tools available for a classic car restoration project. You cannot disassemble the car with your hands alone. Also, shelves, boxes, and bags to organize and label parts is a really good idea. Ensure that you have a spacious work area and tools to begin the process of your car restoration.
Time, Money, and Efforts: These three factors always go together in the accomplishment of your classic restoration project. First, your auto restoration will require a lot of time to get completed. Each car is different, so it may take years to successfully finish this task. Just ask anyone who has taken a car apart! Second, restoring any classic car is an expensive affair. The money you will spend on the classic restoration will depend on the condition of your car. The poorer the condition the more money you will need to invest. The budget will also depend on what you want as a result of the classic restoration of your car. The higher the level of restoration the greater the expenses. Last but not the least, the personal efforts you are willing to put into the classic restoration project are important. You can save costs by doing some of the tasks yourself.
The Equipment: It’s not just basic tools that are required to begin an auto restoration project. For a successful restoration, you will need the right equipment at hand. For instance, you will likely need metal shaping tools (power hammer/ pullmax/ english wheel), welding equipment, spray guns, spray booth, etc. You could rent the equipment for auto restoration, however, there is a learning curve and certain techniques. If you begin the project without any prior knowledge or research it might cost you a lot of time and cash.
The Metal Surgeon’s auto restoration shop has all the above prerequisites to successfully accomplish your classic restoration. We have ample workshop area, the best state-of-the-art equipment, and well-trained technicians.