The latest tip from the Second Chance Garage Classic car restoration tips series, this time it’s sheet metal.
These days most of us live in urban areas that, while well represented by big box stores and strip malls, are devoid of sheet metal shops and other industrial supply stores. When you need sheet metal for that welding repair on the fender, where do you go?
Being involved with a Bonneville racing team, the cover of the January 2017 issue of Hot Rodmagazine really grabbed me. “406.769 mph: A record 48 years in the making” it read. “Danny Thompson’s return to Bonneville.”
Read the rest of John’s article about Danny’s triumph against the odds here
Sometimes you come across a well-preserved car that doesn’t need a restoration. Some people call these “Rip Van Winkle” cars, some call them “Survivor” cars and some — whether correctly or incorrectly — call them “Barn Finds” The first and last terms both refer to cars that have “slept” for a long time, but not to the condition they are in. A stored away car can be darned near perfect or it can be a disaster. Sleeping for 20 years or spending time in a barn is better than outside storage, but long-term storage can also cause a lot of deterioration.
Following my previous article “Should You Buy a Flood Damaged Car” I carried on researching into the subject especially in regards to cars of the classic variety and came across an interesting article and approach from the Second Chance Garage Website.
The article describes a pragmatic step by step approach to tackling the restoration of a water damaged vehicle, you can read it here
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