41 results for tag: classic cars


Trans Am Restoration Update

We've been diving into the Trans Am restoration this week, getting the whole car stripped down to bare metal and doing body work on the areas that need it. We had stripped the paint off with a paint stripper compound to get most of it off. Then, we took each individual part and sanded it down to bare metal and started doing the repairs. Some parts needed metal work done, while others needed body work, and some both. The job is to get the car as straight as possible, removing any dents and dings and waves in the body. There was some metal work to be done on the end quarter panels. Rust holes were patched up with new metal and body work was ...

The MGB is yellow no more

The 1973 MGB Roadster has been painted! Originally a bright yellow, the car got restored and painted a fresh blue/ teal color. This restoration didn't take as long as most because there wasn't as much body work as we typically find. The car also came partially disassembled, so we didn't have to take care of the small parts, like the door handles, lights, grill, etc. And the car is very tiny! Here is the Before... There was a lot of sanding to be done with this one. Don't let the size of the car fool you; there's still a lot of surface area that had to be completely sanded down. It was all hands on deck as we spent a few days sanding on ...

Yellow MGB Roadster Going Green

Good things come in small packages, especially when we're talking about the classic MGB. This 1973 MGB Roadster is one of the next restorations we are working on. The MGB is starting out yellow and going to be painted a dark teal/ green color. It's always a little more fun to see a car go from one color to something completely different. This car is so little that it probably won't take long to complete. We've started sanding it down and getting it ready for body work. We will be manually block sanding the entire car, making sure to hit every inch so that the paint will go on nice and smooth so that no speck of yellow will be left on ...

Next Restoration: 1970 Trans Am

We are definitely keeping very busy with restoration work lately. After finishing up the F100 restoration, we are diving right into this 1970 Trans Am. It will be getting the full restoration treatment and a beautiful (blue!) paint job. Here is the Before... This car is going from the maroon/ burgundy color you see here to the factory original blue it used to come in back in 1970. Here is a picture of what the Trans Am is going to look like when we are done. It's great when customers can bring in pictures and specific colors to show us exactly how they want their car to look. This car is going to look great in blue, especially with the ...

Wood truck bed

We just love the look of wood in a classic truck bed! It looks so classy and gives the truck a little something extra. This truck bed is from the 1967 Ford F-100 restoration we recently did. The color in the wood goes perfectly with the Holly Green paint the truck was painted. Many of the truck restorations we've done involve painting the truck bed the same color as the rest of truck. Our latest truck restoration was one of the few we've done that went with a classic wood bed instead. In between the wood boards are nice chrome dividers that also add to its visual appeal. Even the bolts are chrome to embellish the look a bit more. You can even ...

Completed Restoration: 1967 F-100

The 1967 Ford F-100 full restoration is now complete! This classic truck restoration has been an extensive restoration project for a few months now. Many restorations don't involve a complete disassembly where we take the cab and bed off the chassis, like we did here. For this one, we took the entire truck apart to repair every part and panel, and assembled it all back together. The truck originally belonged to the owner's grandfather. So, for sentimental reasons, he wanted to keep the cab of the truck. We definitely understand this way of thinking. We feel the same way about our cars, especially those that we remember driving 'back in ...

Mountain Motor Show 4.2.16

We stopped by the Mountain Motor Show this weekend at the WNC Agricultural Center, and got to see some great builds! They had an indoor and outdoor section that held vendors and their booths, as well as those who registered their car to be included. Space was limited, so they only selected the top entries. And look what we ran into - one of our customers' restorations at the car show! A lot of our customers enjoy our local Asheville car shows and bring their cars out for others to see whenever they can. It's great to run into these cars that we put so much time into. We get to see how beautiful they look next to all the other flawless ...

Body work touchups on the Camaro

The '73 Camaro came back for a visit! We love this car, from the paint job (obviously) to the motor and car itself. Very impressive ride our friend's got here. All that was needed on this job was a few body work touchups. There were a few blemishes on both of the doors of the car, so we did body work on them and got them perfectly smooth. Looking down the sides, you can tell how straight the doors are. Check out that reflection! The paint is a Victory Red paint color. It is so bright and bold. Since the body work was minimal and we only need to work on the doors, we were able to get this paint job in and out in 2 days. The customer was ...

Our customers keep in touch!

We got a nice visit from a wonderful customer of ours the other day. We've done a restoration on one of Pete's cars before; an Oldsmobile Cutlass 442. It was a complete ground up restoration, and one of the first that we did in this building. He's a great guy and a loyal customer, who's brought us a couple other cars and referred us to his friends and family. And every once in a while, he stops by just to say hi! He has a lot of cool cars, and likes to drive them all. This time, he brought the '29 Chevy. He remembered that we do a calendar every year with all the coolest cars we get in the shop, and requested we include the car in this year's ...

Keeping those classic restorations sparkling

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 helps to maintain the perfect shine and gloss on the paint. We've experimented ...