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This month we’re going to dive into the first post in a nine part series about Creating The Perfect Paint Job. Perhaps the most difficult part of any classic car restoration is determining what route to go with the paint. The first step is to visualize the final product, such that your vision of the perfect paint…

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Well, hello out there! “Where the heck have you been Daniel?!!” you’re probably asking, am I right? And as it’s been several months since our last installment, it’s a good question! To keep it short, life got in the way. The wife and I welcomed our newborn baby boy into our home! I won’t bore…

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Flipping Classic Cars

This month we’re gonna’ get down and dirty and talk about a recent trend that’s become all the rage among classic car enthusiasts: that is the so-called practice of “flipping classic cars”,  the ins and outs, the pitfalls, etc. Over the past few months I’ve received several requests to elaborate on this topic and truth…

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  Vintage Auto Restoration Tips So now that you have your newly owned classic car back at home, what next? Well, first thing’s first: before you strip down the body to powder coat the frame you’ve gotta’ ask yourself some very important questions, questions that will dictate how this build will ultimately turn out. Consider…

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This month we’re going to begin a two part series on the psychology of classic car restoration: what it really takes to finally complete your dream project and some of the pitfalls that you’ll likely encounter along the way. This assumes that you’re passionate about the particular vehicle you’ve got your eye on, because let’s…

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Chrome Restoration Tips

This month I wanted to discuss the chroming process and how to avoid the kinds of issues that can come up when you’re not properly prepared. Poor planning can stall your chrome restoration project indefinitely due to damaged or missing parts from a negligent chroming shop and though I could spend the next few hours…

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Ever since I could remember I’ve always owned cars that were salvaged from the scrap yard so to speak. Being in the vintage auto restoration business, I’ve never felt a desire to own a brand new vehicle for a variety of reasons, but the bottom line is that the constant tinkering with an old car…

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This month I want to talk about how important it is to properly prepare for filing an insurance claim, should you find yourself in an accident. Over the last few months I’ve dealt with two different insurance companies on behalf of our clients and though in both cases we were able to negotiate the best…

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In the many years I’ve been in the classic car restoration business one of the many questions that has come up time and time again is “Why should I own a classic car?”. I’ve been asked this question so many times that if I were given a dollar for each one, I’d be a billionaire.…

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