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1941 Ford Pickup Restoration

So, can you guess what this photo is of?  Simple, a whole ton of work that needs done.  These fenders and running boards are from a 1941 Ford pickup that is being restored here at the garage.  The cab and doors and hood got done a few […]

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Body Work Is Complete

This job is moving along pretty well.  The body restoration on this 1971 Volkswagen is finished, and now it’s in primer.  The next step is to block sand the primer to 320 grit, clean it up, and paint it! These photo updates don’t look much different than […]

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Seats And Steering And Fuel Tank

This week the convertible Beetle got seats rebuilt!  This is an original restoration with top quality stuff we get from Germany. Hey, what’s with the lighting?  This seat is really all black, don’t believe everything you see. Man, you gotta love new stuff you know will work […]

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And Then There Was Power!

This 302 fills the hole nicely, don’t you think?  The Econoline project is moving along towards a March delivery date. Don’t you just love clean work!  This is an automatic overdrive transmission that will really help with good highway speeds, fuel economy, lower heat, and quieter operation.

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Mustang From The Archives

OK, so I do lots of Mustangs.  There’s worse things a guy can do with his life. There’s currently a ’65 Mustang Fastback Restoration here at the garage, and color is next on the list for that one, and maybe a spoiler.  I remembered this great example […]

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Stripped, Then Primed

So here’s what a ’71 Beetle looks like nekkid.  Glass is out, doors took off, fenders gone, running boards getting replaced.  Not flattering?  Then hide your eyes. So can that boing in the hood be repaired, or is it just gonna get replaced?  Check back next week, […]

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Ok, so the world would probably survive without another red hot rod.  But hey, there’s a reason so many of them are red!  A red hot rod ’57 Ford Panel Truck will draw a crowd anywhere it goes…especially when it goes a well as this one will. […]

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Let’s stop a bug

Mechanical restoration work is very rewarding for everyone; the car works well so the customer is happy.  The work is straightforward, it has a beginning, middle and end, so it’s pleasant to do.  Even the parts guy and UPS guy get some action. This week on the […]

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1966 Ford Mustang, Finished!

OK, let’s agree: perfect paint is awesome.  This 1966 Ford Mustang Body and Paint restoration turned out great.  The job came in, got done, got delivered, custom paint color, super happy family.  This job took six weeks.  The customer asked us to do the body and paint […]

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’66 Lincoln Continental body and paint restoration

Now comes the serious heavy lifting.  Restoring the body and paint on any vehicle normally involves some rust repair, and this ’66 Lincoln Continental is no exception.  Except of course that it has exceptionally little rust! This beauty has plenty of old paint and body work that […]

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