How to Get a Clear Vision: Some Tips for Your Auto Restoration

John RussoRestorationJuly 25, 20130 Comment

Some Tips for Your Auto Restoration


In this post, we’re going to be revealing some tips on the proper steps and mindset for undertaking the daunting task of your auto restoration.

 

how to get a clear vision

 


 

These projects can even challenge the strongest of mankind! When I say that, just think to yourself – how many people do you know that got an old car to restore only to find it rusting behind their house with their dreams shattered. In this video, I go over certain tips in a realistic step by step process that you want to lay out so you can actually reach your end goal.

 

 


 

Sometimes the financial burdens can multiply, especially if you don’t follow a step by step process. The process that I list out here keep you from redoing things and not finishing steps and from creating waste.

 

 

These classic and muscle car restoration projects can be huge – exceeding 2,500 man hours. The last thing you want to do is to do processes out of order and add 500+ hours to a job unnecessarily.

 

A recap of the process is this:

 

  • body and sheet metal
  • suspension and mechanicals
  • fit body and refinish
  • chrome wiring and glass
  • dash and interior

 

As you’re building your budget, you want to make sure that as you start your process (say with the body and sheet metal) and are able to finish it before you start the next.

 

As you proceed forward doing suspension and engine, it is imperative to have all parts on hand so that the assembly can be sped up and you can keep production on the job and waste to a minimum. You really can think of it like this: if your car was on the assembly line at Ford Motor Co. and it got up to the installation bay and there were no engines left…how would that mess up production?

 

 

Many people will call us and ask for a price for these jobs – which is a very normal request, but my point that I tell everyone is that you must have the cash flow available and ready to do these jobs with all parts ready to go. I suggest that when you’re going to start a restoration project like this that you lay it all out to reduce stress and know what pieces you need to have ahead of time – because some pieces will be rare and you’ll need to chase down

 

 

Another piece of advice is to have a picture or rendering done of your restoration so that you have a clear end goal of what you’re shooting for. This will keep you from getting derailed in your project.

 

 

 

 

If you liked this post on How to Get a Clear Vision: Some Tips for Your Auto Restoration

please share, comment, and like!

 

 

Get More Restoration Info

 

Classic Car Restoration

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest Videos

Recent Posts

CJ-7 Jeep Builds Restoration with 200 hours

April 23, 2019

1988 Burb Life 4×4 Suburban

October 10, 2018

1972 Wasque Boat Restoration by Bud Gallup

June 26, 2018

1979 K5 Blazer (Jimmy) Restoration

June 26, 2018

Mustang FastBack Steel Body

1969 Mustang Front-End Rebuild

June 25, 2018

73 bronco restoration srat\\\

1973 Bronco Build – Finishing Stages

June 25, 2018

Get a quote