As magnificent as restored and rejuvenated vintage cars look, it is an obvious fact they demand a lot more attention and time then you can fathom. Interestingly, the restoration of a vintage car is never finished. There is always something that needs cleaning, tuning or in some cases, complete replacement. If you want to enter the restoration game, here are a few steps that you absolutely must take before you select your vehicle and plan your approach. Play it smart, and you will very soon be the owner of a good-as-new and absolutely fabulous vintage car. Bellow you can learn more about the restoration process of vintage car.
It is imperative that you evaluate your vehicle. You need to analyze the extent and type of damage that your vehicle has suffered after being neglected over the years. Is a partial restoration sufficient for what you need from your vehicle? Or does it need a complete reconstruction. Analyze the engine, the frame, the drive train and the suspension meticulously to spot any breakage and damage. Also analyze the extent of damage and rusting that the body and all indoor trims have suffered.
You need to make a list of all the parts that you have identified that need to be replaced. By this time, you can make an educated guess, and a good one, about how much is the restoration going to cost you, and about the extent to which you will be able to recover the car from decades of weather damage. After this, you need to explore both original and aftermarket sources for the right pieces that will fit your car perfectly. It can sometimes be difficult to find the correct original pieces, after all, these cars have been out of production for many decades now.
Define your Limits
This means both the limits of budget and personal limits defining the tasks that you will be able to execute yourself and the ones which will require professional supervision. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to diagnose your skills and your weaknesses. It always helps to have a close friend who can lend a hand whenever your project is in need of outside assistance. You should define your budget and when estimating expenditures, you should include the cost of all professional services and equipment.
Set a Time Table
A time table is very important. This allows you to visualize the entire extent of the task. You can divide the entire project into various parts, such as the engine, suspension, drive train etc. and allocate specific periods of time to each one of these tasks. If the time table is not set, it gets very difficult to maintain a healthy routine and work at a steady pace.