You hear them before you see them. The roaring motor and beautiful body drives past you and you know that a muscle car restoration is something you gotta do.
The muscle car is a car made by American auto manufacturers. It is a big car with two doors and a huge engine under the hood. The concept was called a ‘hot rod’ and its specialty is to go fast. This is not a high performance car. Its power is its speed and it’s not designed for turns and twists, it’s designed to go fast and straight. If you’re looking for finesse you need to look to the European car makers.
So you found an old standard that you can get for a good price and now you’re ready to live the dream and restore your muscle car, what do you do first? Realize that any kind of auto restoration takes patience, hard work, and money.
Finding a deal on a muscle car is not hard but for what’s to come you will want to find some help. If you are not handy in automotive repairs you might want to find a mechanic that you can not only trust but afford. Labor in these jobs can be very cost prohibitive.
If not, then you need to find a competent and cost-effective mechanic to help. Then you hit the web. Here you will find many groups dedicated to not only muscle cars but to your specific make and model. Get involved with these groups and their forums as their members will help you find what you need.
Then begin the process of obtaining the parts that need to be restored. Find them, buy them, and install them. This can take months to years to come together. But once you have completed muscle car or hot rod restoration you can then be the one others envy as you drive down the street racing your motor.
These days classic cars and trucks are experiencing fresh interest all around the United States, especially around Los Angeles. Auto shops abound that specialize in restoration but for these types of vehicles you want a trustworthy garage. If you want quality, reliable auto restoration, check out Braun’s Automotive in Lomita. They’ve been in business for over 30 years