35 results for tag: classic cars


Mountain Motor Show ~ 4.3.17

The Mountain Motor Show was this past weekend at the WNC Ag Center, and there were a lot of awesome looking cars and trucks to be seen. It was a good time! Cars were displayed both inside and outside, with the ones inside being judged for best in their categories, as well as Best in Show and People's Choice. There was a good variety of old classics and new modified vehicles. The car that stole the show with two awards was a '37 Studebaker. TD Customs was there with the El Camino on display. It has our own custom blue and silver paint job, with lace print on the roof, the side sail panels and the scallops on the hood. Quite a few people ...

1967 Ford Mustang: Bodywork & Paint

The 1967 Ford Mustang has been painted, and looks great! The owner picked custom colors for the classic car. One is the Sonic blue pearl color we see on the main body. The other color is a grey/silver color for small accent pieces, such as all the trim and exterior pieces. When we last updated the blog, the Mustang's inner door jambs and underneath the hood and trunk had been painted, and the car was in primer. Here it is all put together and ready for fresh paint. There was body work needed all over the car, specifically on the hood, the roof and the trunk lid. To see more on the body work part of this classic restoration, check out ...

Progress Update on the 1967 Mustang

The latest classic restoration project in the shop is a 1967 Ford Mustang with some metal and body work already done. As you can see from the photo above, it was brought in by Top Notch Towing, our preferred towing company. Many of our older restorations come in on flatbeds since often, customers will get the body work and paint portion of the car done first, and any motor work later. The roof and the trunk lid have taken a lot of body work. The owner knows this car sat in a field for awhile, and suspects that some kids walked on top of it. Now it's up to our experienced body men to get the waves out and contour it until it is nice and ...

TD Customs’ 2017 Calendar

The TD Customs 2017 calendar is out! There are so many beautiful paint jobs and classic restorations that leave our shop. The calendar is a way they can live on and we can still see them! This is the 3rd calendar we've done, and we'll likely make it a tradition. Each year, we go through all of our restorations and big paint jobs and select the best 12 to go in the calendar for the upcoming year. It's a great way to show off our work all year round, and we tend to miss seeing some of the really cool cars we've done anyway. 2017 TD Customs Calendar We start January off with the 1968 LeMans we restored and painted this year, back to the factor...

Cars are not just cars; they’re memories

For many of us, cars are not just cars. They hold special memories that take us back and remind us of where we were and who we were with. Right now we're working on a family restoration for Tim's grandmother. This car will take her back to being 16 years old in upstate New York, when she first learned to drive. It'll take her back to memories of when she first met and dated her husband of over 60 years now. We've already heard how she named the car Ruthy after buying it from a nice, older lady with the same name. This is a family project, and whenever family is in town, we get together to work on whatever we can. Tim's aunt owns an upholstery ...

’62 Chevy Impala Refinish & Paint

The 1962 Chevy Impala Classic is our latest full classic restoration. It needed rust repair, body work and a brand new color. The car looked very unique when it first came in. The paint had been stripped down already. In a few different places, there were some cool spiderwebs and pin-striping. Take a look at the different designs below. Of course, we didn't keep the pin striping. The owners chose a beautiful blue color for the Impala. It looks great both inside and in the sun. Here is the finished product after body work and fresh paint! The body of the car is nice and straight. It's always good to look really close down the ...

’66 Ford Mustang Restoration Complete

The '66 Mustang restoration is ready for delivery! This classic car needed a little face lift, and got refinished back to it's factory original state. The paint color is a Seaspray blue, which is the Mustang's original color. Here is the '66 Mustang when it first came in. The doors, front bumper, and a couple other parts needed to be replaced. Other areas, such as the hood and trunk, needed to be restored. We typically choose the most cost effective option when determining whether to repair or replace a given part. There were some other random imperfections to address and minor trim accessories that needed to be replaced. After the body ...

1951 Chevy Truck Restoration

Look what we've got back in the shop! The beautiful 1951 Chevy truck we restored and painted in pieces a few years ago. This restoration was done a little differently than most because the owner wanted to put the truck back together himself. He would bring us a set of parts and as we completed them, he'd bring us another, until we finished every part down to the cab. Here is how we last saw the '51 Chevy truck... This truck is very sentimental for the owner. His late father bought the truck brand NEW back in 1951. In 2013, he brought the truck to us to restore and paint, but wanted to put the truck back together himself. He enjoys ...

1968 Pontiac LeMans Restoration

The latest classic restoration to leave TD Customs was the 1968 Pontiac LeMans. When it came in, the car needed body work and a variety of other repairs. It was green, and getting refinished back to almost the same color, yet slightly darker. Here is what the Lemans looked like Before... The biggest part of every restoration is making sure the body of the car is as smooth and straight as possible. Specifically with this car, we also had to make sure to realign the panels with the correct gaps, which was an issue. Making sure all the panels, such as the doors and the hood and trunk, is very important. We make sure everything lines up ...

Truck bed wood – Staining & Installing

We got a very cool looking 1966 Chevy C-10 truck in for a new stained wood bed this week. Papa Noel owns this beautiful classic truck that is used for transporting and displaying Christmas trees from their various farms. Fun Fact: A Christmas tree from Papa Noel's farm was chosen to be the centerpiece in the White House in 2012. What an honor! They have tree farms all over, including some in the Blue Ridge Mountains here in the Asheville/ WNC area. This is what the bed of the 66 Chevy truck looked like when it came in. It had a steel bed that was actually covering some very old wood from a previous wood bed. This truck was just ...