Services are offered on a time and materials basis. This means we estimate the number of hours needed before we begin. Then, we only bill the actual hours worked. Many times this results in savings, due to our techniques and extensive experience with classic Chevrolet restorations.
1. Reliability (Mechanics)
2. Drivability (Enjoyment)
3. Aesthetics (Bling!)
Some clients wish to have aspects of the restorations such as the paint or motor done by others. We will accommodate each request and coordinate specialty contractors into the restoration process.
Step 1: Confirm the Reliability.If the car is not reliable, you will not risk taking it for a drive. This step includes restoration of items such as the engine, transmission, brakes, and steering. We also confirm that the fuel delivery system and the electrical wiring is safe and working at optimum performance.
Step 2: Refine the Drivability.This step is the key to your enjoyment. If the car is not easy to drive, it will stay in the garage. This step includes road worthiness items such as brake adjustment, clutch adjustment, tires, exhaust, lights and signals, and wheel alignment. We will troubleshoot any vibrations, drifting, pulling, or stuttering.
Step 3: Beautify the aesthetics.The most impressive car is the most detailed — inside and out. For the budget-minded, approach the aesthetics in order of importance:
- The first pieces to be addressed include items that are part of the driving experience. The steering wheel, dash, gauges, windshield, seat foam, and covers all effect the experience.
- Secondly, the exterior bodywork, paint, chrome, stainless, and emblems should be considered. Then address the concealed areas such as the engine bay, undercarriage, trunk, and frame components. These areas can be optional on a freshen-up restoration, as they are not typically on display.
- Finally, the interior can be paired with any of the above aesthetic steps.