Classic Car Restoration
Classic car restoration is a big job with a lot of processes involved.
It can get very involved and take a lot of time but the reward is great.
If your thinking about restoring a classic car or a muscle car you should think about the outcome.
An average restoration with a car that is in good condition usually takes about 800-900 hours.
In the city where I live a typical restoration shop body repair labor rate is about $75.00 per hour.
The mechanical labor rate for Classic Car Restoration $135.00 per hour.
Therefore If you do any custom work or decide to build a resto-mod it will more time and add labor to your project.
Classic Car Restoration Know What To Look For
You have got to have all of your ducks in a row and know what you want to accomplish when you restore your classic car.
Therefore you should obviously restore a car that you like and have a strong connection to.
This is not something to go willy nilly about.
It is something that you should plan so you don’t run out of funds.
It is very important that you know what you want so you know what the outcome should be.
Of course, there are always hiccups along the way and things happen that change the process.
Most importantly the way your vision materializes but it will happen if you keep working it.
If you don’t have the car yet I would suggest that you locate a car that you like and buy it.
If you can see and touch the car your vision will come to a lot quicker.
Don’t just dive in headfirst and get ripped off, that is not good for you or the people working on your car.
I suggest that you do as much of the work as possible yourself and when you need help contact a shop.
But do your research, we get calls from people every day that have been ripped off by a fly by night shop.
The shops that don’t specialize in classic cars don’t like a project that is in their shop for a long period of time.
They like the quick in and out jobs.
They usually know what they are doing on a car that they can plug a diagnostic tool into.
That will tell them where to look for the problem.
They are now used to classic cars and the process of elimination to locate a problem and fix it.
When looking for a classic car shop you should ask a lot of questions and get to know the shop owner.
Ask how long they have been in business and if they have any customer references you can get.
It is not rude to learn as much as you can about the shop you want to do the work on your car.