res·to·ra·tion \ˌres-tə-ˈrā-shən\ : the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing it, cleaning it, or remanufacture.
In our opinion, the term ‘restoration’ is one of the most abused words in the English language. It means many things to many people. To some, a quick paint job and a crate motor earns the title. To us, however, it is something completely different.
A proper restoration or build involves completely disassembling the vehicle, taking it back to bare metal, replacing/repairing rust and damage, priming and blocking, painting, and a final color-sand and buff. While that is happening in our body shop, the engine, transmission, suspension, and literally everything else is being restored. Not just rebuilt, but restored. Either back to original, or custom.
If it is a custom build, then mock-up begins. All additional systems get installed and modifications are made at this point, so any fabrication doesn’t happen next to fresh paint.
Every component gets attention. We hold to the philosophy that whatever the part is, we pretend it’s the most noticeable thing on the car, regardless of where it’s actually located.
When the entire car is built this way, you’re guaranteed the results will be stunning. Shortcuts just don’t work. Whatever gets skipped will be the part that fails. After every part of the car has been finished, then reassembly begins. It’s a painstaking and lengthy process, but when done right, it’s well worth it in the end. Our goal is to bring your vision to life.