38 results for tag: classic cars


2018 Mountain Motor Show featuring TD Customs’ Lumilor

Saturday was the 3rd annual Mountain Motor Show at the WNC Ag Center in South Asheville. We've been going since it started, and it's always been a good time. TD Customs is located in Mills River, right down the road from the Ag Center, so we always like to go to the car shows in our neighborhood. The Mountain Motor Show is a big car show that shows off cars, trucks and motorcycles in different categories. They range from Best Classic to Best Hot Rod, among others. Cars are displayed both inside and outside. Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day, so it was perfect to show off all the cars under the sun, as well as under the indoor bright lights....

’64 Ford Galaxie Full Classic Restoration

The 1964 Ford Galaxie full restoration is complete, and looks amazing. We did a lot of rust repair and body work to the entire car, and replaced a quarter panel. We got the bumpers rechromed so they look shiny and new again, had the upholstery completely redone, and of course, repainted it back to it's factory red color. The last time you saw the Galaxie, it had just been stripped down to bare metal and put in its first stage of primer. Read about the Galaxie's first stages in this '64 Ford Galaxie Progress Report. We've done a lot of metal and body work since then. Just when every panel was straight, we moved the classic car on to the paint ...

1931 Chevy Cabriolet Done in Pieces

We recently had a 1931 Chevrolet Cabriolet in the shop! We absolutely love keeping older classics like this on the road. We don't have our usual Before photo because this one didn't come in all put together. We're happy to work with what our customers want, so not every job we do is the same. In this case, the owner enjoys working on these old classics and puts them together himself. What he needed from us was  the expert body work and paint. For those wanting to know what a '31 Chevy Cabriolet looks like, here is a picture plucked off of Google. (Unlike other shops *cough cough*), we never post pictures on our website that are not our work, so ...

TD Customs’ 2018 Calendar

Every year we put together a calendar of our best and most favorite restorations and paint jobs we've done that year. It typically includes our bigger restorations and custom paint jobs. This year we had a lot of pictures of our work to choose from. Take a look at this year's calendar... ~ January ~ This white 1987 Chevy Silverado came in with worn paint and rust damage, needing a full paint job. We replaced cab corners, repaired all the rust and body damage, and replaced all the glass. We also cleaned and undercoated the frame to keep rust from returning, and of course, gave it a fresh factory-original paint job back to white. Click Here to ...

Little Red Corvette Restoration & Paint Job

This cool classic car just makes you want to sing Prince's song, "Little red Corvette" - especially after seeing the After photo. This 1980 Chevy Corvette came in needing some body work and a fresh paint job. We did away with the bottom side skirts you see in these Before pictures. Instead, we fitted the car with an earlier C3 Corvette rocker panel in a satin black finish. We also replaced the fiberglass front and back bumpers. The first order of business was to start working on the areas that needed body work. This includes any waves, dents or imperfections in the body of the car. As you can see in these pictures, Erick is block sanding ...

Classic Car Collision Repair

At TD Customs, we know classic cars. We do full restorations on most of the classics that come into our shop, refinishing the entire body to its original condition. As a full service body shop, we also offer collision services on all kinds of vehicles. Most of our collision work is done on modern vehicles, but accidents happen to classic cars too. When it comes to your classic car, we recommend getting it repaired at a body shop that specializes in classic cars. The auto body techs at TD Customs work on classic cars day in and day out.  There is definitely more work that goes into making the body of an older car straight than there is for ...

#NoMoreYellow – ’64 Mustang Full Paint Job

The latest full paint job here at TD Customs has been this 1964 Ford Mustang. It came in a bright yellow color, and the owner knew she didn't want to keep the color. The first order of business on this classic car was to strip the paint. We used a chemical paint stripping process to completely bring the car down the bare metal. Follow the link to learn more about the chemical stripping process done on this '64 Mustang! After the car has been brought down to bare metal, we can then get a good look at the car. We can see how the shape of the body is, and any imperfections that need to be repaired. We note these issues and repair them ...

Hello old friend! ’63 Studebaker back for Paint!

Oh hello, 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Nice to have you back for the rest of your paint job! Awhile back we had this 1963 Studebaker Avanti in the shop for engine bay and door jamb repainting. The owner wanted us to get all the inner jambs and the engine painted, and then take it to get a motor put in, and then bring it back for the exterior paint job. We don't usually do paint jobs in stages like this. However, if it works for a customer in terms of budget or their preferences, we are happy to do so. In this case, the owner specifically wanted the engine bay painted before the new motor was put in. We understand this logic. Putting in a new ...

’64 Ford Galaxie Progress Report

We've got a 1964 Ford Galaxie in the building! As usual, we had Top Notch Towing, our preferred towing company, take care of the tow to our shop. The Galaxie is currently in the original red color, as you can see in the pictures, and will be painted back to its factory-original color from 1964, called Rangoon Red. The owners of this car actually live in Florida and frequently visit the WNC area often. They plan on making the car a family heirloom. We are always excited to be a part of a special family project like this. The first order of business in any restoration is to disassemble the car. We take the doors, hood, and truck lid ...

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Restoration

We've got a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda in the house! The '70 Cuda is a pretty rare car that has been brought to us for a full body restoration. Top Notch Towing took care of the tow, and brought us the Cuda already on an automotive rotisserie. Having the car on a rotisserie is a perk, as it makes the refinishing process a little easier. We don't have to bend down or stretch to reach certain areas, and no laying on the ground. Not all cars need to be stripped down completely or will require this much attention to every inch. Before we got started with any of the body work, we needed to strip all of the paint off the car. Since this is a ...