Major TD Customs Announcement… Coming Tomorrow!

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It's almost time to let everyone in on a MAJOR TD Customs announcement that is guaranteed to get your HEART RACING!! Watch the video and GET EXCITED!! Details coming tomorrow!

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Truck Restoration Update: Land Rover Defender

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If you're following us on social media (which you totally should be!), you may have seen our latest auto restoration project; a 1995 Land Rover Defender. This is a cool off-road luxury vehicle that is getting a full restoration and paint job. It will be painted the original off-white color, with a black roll cage and black trim pieces. We are diligently working on this truck restoration because there is a tight deadline to meet on this one. Generally, our auto restorations take a few months from start to finish. However, this customer lives in Key West, and comes ...

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Full Paint Job, Done in Stages

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One recent restoration project we've had is this 1965 Mustang, which will ultimately be getting a full paint job. We've been working with this customer for awhile. It was about two  years ago that he brought it in for body work and to get it put in primer. He explained that this was a project car and he was expecting the restoration, with both our work and the work he plans on doing himself, would take a few years to be completely finished. He didn't want an entire restoration done on the spot, but rather slowly work on it at the pace he feels comfortable with. S...

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Motorcycle Paint Job: Match to original color

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A recent motorcycle paint job gave us a run for our money when it came to matching the color of the fender to the tank. Being mindful of keeping the gas tank as original as possible, the customer didn't want to repaint the tank, but wanted the fender to be painted to match the tank. Painting the tank would have slightly altered the original color that many people are after. In this case, it also would have given us issues with finding the exact right decals he wanted, so we understood the predicament. The bike, a 1994 Honda CB1000 Super Four, originally from the ...

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Throwback to that day the shop had a squirrel

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It's not every day you see a squirrel wander into an auto body shop! Thanks to the TimeHop app, I was recently reminded of our little squirrel buddy who showed up at the shop about a year ago. So in honor of #throwbackthursday (we're not much for the #hashtags, but we're trying), I thought I'd post about our lil friend. An employee at the time, Darryl, was sweeping up the shop, when all of a sudden I hear him yelling about something and telling me to come look. I ran out of the office and saw that a squirrel had run up his leg and was clinging to his jeans. I ...

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Exact Replica Motorcycle Paint

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We had a customer come to us with a 1976 Triumph Bonneville motorcycle tank that was faded from the sun. The paint was looking a bit rough, and they wanted the exact same paint job to bring it back to its original glory. This custom motorcycle paint job may have posed a problem for some, but Tim is great at working with the lines of a certain design and getting them to match up just right. He was able to tape off the lines and create the exact same look the bike originally had. After taping lines and applying custom mixed paint, the motorcycle now looks ...

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Mazda Pickup Truck Restoration Almost Finished

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The latest restoration at TD Customs has been the 1972 Mazda pickup truck restoration. It's needed full body work on most of the exterior, and interior and exterior paint. This week has mostly been devoted to working on the truck, including finishing up any body work that needs to get done, sanding it smooth, and then painting it and sanding it once again. There's a lot of sanding that goes on with these jobs! That's what it takes to make sure the body is sleek and smooth, and can win car shows with its flawlessness. No waves here. The paint is a lighter than the ...

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Custom painted handrails

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More and more, we are getting requests to custom paint something totally outside of the auto body box. And we love it! It's fun to work with something else every once in awhile, like a desk or a kegerator, for example. (Yep, we've done both!) Lately we've been doing a few jobs a month for a local construction company, sanding down and painting steel handrails and staircase railings. They are made of heavy steel and come to us as rough pieces. The home owners are looking for a modern sanded down steel look with the classic swirls and markings. When customers want ...

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Keeping those classic restorations sparkling

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The '56 Buick Special is a full classic restoration we did a little over a year ago, and today, it's back in the shop for a detailed wash and professional polish job. Our classic restorations leave the shop looking brand new and perfectly clean. But after driving around and taking it to car shows this summer, it could use some TLC to bring it back to that sparkling, just painted look. Auto restorations are a big investment into the life of a classic car, so it's important to maintain not only the engine, but the body and the paint job as well. Show car detailing ...

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Custom Paint Job: Antique Corn Grinder

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It's not every day that we get a huge old-fashioned corn grinder in the shop for a custom paint job! Also known as a hammer mill, the customer got the 80-year old corn grinder from his grandfather, and brought it to us to strip down and put some brand new paint on. The classic decals are next, giving it just the right look as the customer remembers it. We love doing custom paint jobs like this. It's not your average job, and it's just fun to work on something so out of the ordinary. Plus, Tim is always in when there is a level of nostalgia to the project. We put a ...

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