47 results for tag: restorations


Body Work & Full Paint: ’68 Plymouth Satellite

The '68 Plymouth Satellite classic restoration we just wrapped up needed overall body work and fresh, factory original paint. The body was in moderate condition, but we had to repair a lot of rust. This entails grinding out existing rust, cutting it out, and replacing the old steel with new steel. From there, it gets smoothed over and fitted perfectly into place. We also spent a good amount of time sanding the exterior body to get the panels straight. The paint color is the original paint from 1968; a deep green color that looks almost black in the shade. It's called Dark Forest Green Metallic. Rechromed Bumpers The bumpers were a bit ...

’67 Ford pickup back for Paint Touchups

In April 2016, we wrapped up the F-100 truck restoration and paint job. It was a big restoration that included a lot of rust repair and body work. We did repairs to the cab and chassis, but replaced the bed and most of the floor pans. It has come a long way from what it was when it came into the shop. In the picture below, you can see how bad the floor pans were rusted out. We replaced the floor pans, welding in new ones. Like most truck restorations, this was a frame-off restoration. This means we did the repairs with the cab and the bed detached. All parts came off of the truck and were repaired of any rust damage and body imperfecti...

’90 Tacoma Refinished to Original Paint

One of the recent paint jobs we did was a '90 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. The truck was being done for a soldier overseas in the military. We were able to communicate with him via phone and email, and his parents brought and picked up the truck. He's seen pictures of the finished product, and is excited to have a beautiful, redone truck to come home to. We did a full exterior restoration and factory-original paint job on this one. There was body work that needed to be done, as well as some rust repair on the body and the frame. For the frame, we repaired the rust and applied an anti-rust undercoating to the entire underneath of the truck. ...

’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 ...

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 ...

Complete Bed-Off Truck Paint Job

When you love your truck, but it needs refinishing and fresh paint, bring it to TD Customs! We do full paint jobs all the time, like this complete bed off truck paint job. The '91 Ford Ranger came in with rust, sun fading and some other random body damage. Our job was to repair all body dents, rust, and refinish it back to factory - just how it looked back in 1991. Complete Bed-Off Truck Paint Job When we do full paint jobs on pickup trucks, we typically always remove the bed from the chassis. Doing this allows us to get to every part of the truck, including the back of the cab and front of the bed. We take every part off of the vehicles we ...

’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 ...

Working on the ’73 Corvette Restoration

A couple weeks ago, we rolled in the 1973 Corvette to get started on its restoration. This is going to be a full restoration, including refinishing and painting the body, as well as upgrading the motor and interior. New interior will be installed once the seats are reupholstered. Here is the Before... For this classic restoration, we are also helping with the motor and getting various upgrades done. The motor needed to be pulled out and taken to Mountain Machine and Performance shop for rebuilding. It's getting a complete overhaul and cam and valve train upgrade. After disassembling several parts and pieces, the first order of ...