Spring is in the Air
Spring is in the air, and we are almost at the end of February 2023, which means we’re nearly a 1/4 of the way through the year already! Between supply chain issues and roller coaster weather, we’re ready for Spring to make her arrival with warmer temps and longer days. Warmer temps means getting your hot rod ready to get out of the garage and out on the open road. As for here at the shop, we’re making headway on several projects at once. 1976 AMC Gremlin We’re still having to do some repairs to the passenger side door, but the upholsterer finished the seat and door panel upholstery…
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.
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…
Things Are Chugging Right Along
We have been B-U-S-Y with restorations and repair projects, and trailer sales are still moving along as well. We’re noticing that supply chains are still a little slower than normal, but it depends on what parts and trailer sizes are on order. Here is where we’re at on our current project vehicles: 1966 Chevrolet Impala We just started on this classic sleeping beauty! The engine was removed today after a rough start getting it into the service bay. This popular classic car will be a total frame-off restoration project. Right now we’re discussing some client decisions regarding the interior and how the client wants to go with that. The engine…
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.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS
A classic 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS, the favored muscle car for many around the nation. This 1969 Chevy Camaro Super Sport will be getting a much needed overhaul with a total restoration, engine and transmission overhaul, differential work, interior finishing and upholstery, and a new paint job.