Any time we are restoring a classic car and bringing it back to its original beauty, there are opportunities for mistakes to be made. Perhaps you purchased the wrong parts, or you might have overlooked something during the assembly process causing you to take it all back apart and start over again. Whatever your most common classic car restoration mistake, we are going to show you how to avoid them and make your classic car restoration adventure more enjoyable and a lot more fun.
6 Common Restoration Mistakes
Beginning Without A Plan- any good restoration project needs a good plan. Before starting your restoration, take a moment to think about what you want from it and how you are going to go about achieving your goals. Make a list of all of the parts you will need and make sure they are available. Then, once you have a basic plan, stick to it.
Disorganisation- not being organised is the number one reason that classic car restorations fail. Organise your workshop, your parts bins and your restoration plan often to ensure that you have everything you need to complete your project the right way.
Not Doing Your Research- any time you take on a project as big as restoring a classic car, you want to do your research. Research every aspect of the car you are restoring, the body shop you will be using and any parts suppliers you will be purchasing from. This will enable you to complete your classic car restoration in less time and with less headaches.
Buying An Unknown Engine- sometimes, the engine that came with our classic car just isn’t usable anymore and that means purchasing a new, rebuilt or used engine instead. Before buying that engine, make sure you know everything there is to know about it and that it is the right engine for your classic car.
Doing It On The Cheap- the classic car restoration hobby can be an expensive one and trying to restore a classic car on the cheap is almost impossible. Your budget should be enough that you can restore your car properly and with pride.
Safety- forgetting about simple safety measures during a classic car restoration can lead to damage to your car, injury to yourself or others and a restoration that isn’t fun anymore. Don’t rush through any phase of your restoration and make sure that your classic car is safe to drive and reliable.
Contact Arry The Stag
To learn more ways to avoid common restoration mistakes and one man’s journey to restore a classic Triumph Stag to its original beauty, contact Arry The Stag today!
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