The Basics of Restoring A Muscle Car
This is mostly for restoration, wherein the vehicle's parts, design or engine are repaired to enhance the car's overall look and performance. Aside from that, by restoring a muscle car, collectors are able to modify the vehicle according to your own preference, making it more personalized and also increasing the value.
Here is a quick list of the steps you should consider before undertaking any restoration project:
Supply yourself with some useful information on restoring a muscle car.
Restoration is not as easy as you might think. There would certainly be some unanticipated problems or difficulties such as rare car parts and impossible to repair damages. It is important that you know how to deal with them. Fortunately there is plenty of information both online and offline, which usually provide such vital things as a detailed list of the sources of genuine muscle car parts.
Choose the perfect car to restore.
This should be done properly so as to avoid further expenses. Remember to go for muscle cars that do not require huge renovations to the body, as it is usually more expensive than the engine to restore.
Prepare the tools, the car, the working area, and of course, your patience.
Your working place should be a large area where all your necessary tools are available. Apart from that, make sure that you are ready and determined in restoring your project car, as doing so may exhaust your patience. If you aren't prepared to be in this for the long haul, expect to lose both money and time if you don't follow through.
Restore your muscle car.
There are many ways in which you can restore your car. That may include engine and bumper replacements, or design modifications. In worst cases, you might have to substitute fenders or car doors too. Start restoring your car by detaching all the parts, beginning from the smallest to the largest ones. Then, do all the required repairs.
Repaint and put the finishing touches.
Much of a muscle car's beauty is attributed to its outside appearance, so make sure that you have a good idea of how you want the car to look, before you start to paint it.
William fell in love with his favortie muscle car, a 1969 GTO and has been writing about them ever since!