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    1966 Pontiac LeMans Restoration

    Our 1966 Pontiac LeMans restoration has begun! Many times we see classic cars that have significant bodywork restoration that needs to be done before we can get down to the nitty gritty, but this car was fairly clean and straight without too many dents or dings.

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    1985 VW Westfalia Van Restoration

    We have a 1985 VW Westfalia Van restoration in the shop. It was brought to us needing some love and attention for the body and paint. When we started getting into some of the prep work, we noticed that there was some rust going under the rhino texture coating that runs along the bottom kick panels that go around the van’s perimeter. The front hood area looks to be in good condition, so for now that is staying intact. The owner also wanted to see about replacing the pop-up cabin roof, so that is on our list of project to-dos.

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    1972 Plymouth Scamp Restoration

    This 1972 Plymouth Scamp restoration project was finished in 2022. When it was brought to us, it needed some bodywork done, a new vinyl top cover, and a completely new paint job. Phase Two of this project will begin this year with an engine swap to a 360 from the 6 cylinder that is in it now. 

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    1957 Ford Thunderbird Restoration

    The 1957 Ford Thunderbird restoration came to us as a project that had been started but never completed.​ The engine was mostly assembled and the paint had been finished, but the interior pieces had never been cleaned or fixed. It had no seats, door panels, or interior trim pieces. We finished the engine and made sure it ran well. To begin on the interior, all of the old pieces were removed. The windows and windshield, chrome trim, panels, and dash were removed. The interior metal was thoroughly cleaned, the rust spots were treated, and was then painted black. The carpet, seats, door panels, and all new glass pieces were installed.…

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    1970 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

    The 1970 VW Karmann Ghia restoration came to us wanting some new paint, touch-up on the bodywork, new windows seals, and some new chrome around the headlight bezels. This little blue beauty isn’t just for car shows, the owner loves to take it out when the weather is right. These cars aren’t very common here in The Dalles. With her curvaceous, European bodylines giving her a very distinctive profile, the cheery blue paint makes this car POP!

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    1966 Chevrolet Impala Restoration

    This classic 1966 Chevrolet Impala restoration is going to be another frame-off restoration project. We will be doing everything from the frame to the body, interior to the engine and transmission. We currently have the doors, hood, and axles off the car and we’re waiting to get the frame and body panels sandblasted to get prepped for bodywork. The engine and transmission are also out and we’re going to be rebuilding the engine this Spring/Summer. The owner got this car as a barn/field find, and we can’t wait to bring it back to life.

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    1950 Willys Jeep Truck Restoration

    1950 Willys Jeep Truck Restoration When we got this classic 1950 Willys Jeep truck in, he was a basic white, and needed some love. From good guy white to bad boy black, follow our progress on this frame-off restoration.

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    We’ve Got Parts Up To Our Ears

    We’ve got parts up to our ears, and we’ve had to expand online to help get these vintage classic car and truck parts and accessories sold! Come see what’s up! We have a wide variety of parts and accessories in our shop. Recently we added a Square online store, as well as our Etsy page, HotRodTreasures. These new changes have been keeping Lynn in the office busy! She has been getting the inventory inputted, syncing with our webpage (check here!), and with our Facebook shop. In the shops, our mechanics have been busy getting these vehicles in our bays worked on. Unfortunately our hot temps sure haven’t helped much. Next…

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    1959 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside

    The 1959 Chevrolet Apache Fleetside was completed in July of 2017. It was a complete frame-off restoration from top to bottom. The original cab was rusted out in the bottom corners and the bed was also rusted and bent, so a completely new cab and bed we purchased. The engine, driveline, and frame are original to the truck, and have been overhauled. The chrome decals and trim are also original to the truck, as well as the rear bumper and back glass. On the inside new upholstery, true to the original, was installed. For the exterior, new paint was sprayed in the original factory colors.