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3 Possible Delays for Your Car Restoration

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Buying a classic car for the first time can bring up the possibility of not understanding all of the ins and outs of this new world you have entered into. Buying a classic car , in a way, enters you into a new community of amazing people that share your interests in loving antique cars. It is a great world to be in, and our classic car restoration shop wants you to have all of the helpful information you can have upfront so that you know what to expect. Keep reading this week's blog for 3 things you should be aware of that may delay your classic car restoration process and how you can avoid this issue in the future. Buying your classic car without getting it inspected. Any time you purchase a classic car, you should get it inspected. Not only for safety reasons, but you do not want to be fooled into buying something that's not entirely what has really been described. For example, if someone is trying to sell you a 67 Chevelle, you likely want a genuine 67 Chevelle, not someth

How Well Do You Know Farm Boy Garage?

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Today is the day you get to learn a few FUN facts about your favorite classic car restoration shop. Keep reading this week's blog to learn a few interesting facts about Farm Boy Garage ! If you are in the market for a classic car restoration team that has the experience and skills to make sure you are satisfied with tough classic car repairs, please call Farm Boy Garage today! We can be reached at 515-528-8904. Remember, Bring in a junker and leave with a classic when you choose Farm Boy Garage for all your classic car restoration needs. How do you think Farm Boy Garage got started? Answer: Farm Boy Garage went from a young boy’s dream to a grown man’s reality when Bryan Kratzer broke ground in 2015 to designing and building a one of a kind classic muscle car restoration garage. We specialize in complete muscle car builds inside and out, to order! All cars will be private builds. If needed, the car will be rotisserie restored. All cars are built to the owners’ specifications. What

Enjoy Labor Day in Des Moines!

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Summer is officially winding down, but we aren’t done having fun just yet. Labor Day weekend is a great way to celebrate one last summer hoorah before we get ready for the fall season. Labor Day in Des Moines offers a ton of great activities around the area. Farm Boy Garage is here this week to share some of the fun things you can do this holiday weekend! Labor Day Events in Des Moines! Riverview Music Festival Saturday, September 4th 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm Prairie Meadows Riviera Amphitheater A brand new music festival in Des Moines, headlined by the Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang. This one day festival will feature national acts alongside regional and local talent. Taste of the Junction Friday, September 3rd 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Valley Community Center Enjoy a fun evening with food trucks, live music, art craft vendors, caricature artists, and more! Renaissance Faire at Sleepy Hollow Saturday, September 4th – Monday, September 6th 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Sleepy Hollow Sports Park Plan to visit

What Are Your Goals For Classic Car Restoration?

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Restoring a car can be very complicated, and it all depends on the work you are planning to do. Restoring a car successfully requires careful planning, plenty of research, setting a timeline, and deciding where you are going to find a professional. When you purchase a classic car, you should be asking yourself what goals you have for your new ride. This will help you determine what extent of restoration you are willing to commit to. At Farm Boy Garage, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few things to consider when buying your classic car. Classic Car Restoration Goals What are your plans for this car? The most important part in restoring a car is creating a plan. By doing this, you will gain a better understanding of the entire process when it comes to cost, how long it will take, and how you are going to do it. Creating a plan provides a great opportunity to envision your final product and set goals for how you will achieve your dream car. With that in mind, do y

Fall Car Shows in Iowa

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Summer is winding down, and fall is one of the best times to check out some of the local car shows throughout Iowa! Car enthusiasts are more than likely looking for any car show they can find before we have to put our classic rides up for the season. Get ready to mark your calendars, because Farm Boy Garage is sharing with you some of the car shows in Iowa that you can check out in the upcoming months! September Car Shows Throughout Iowa Saturday, September 4 Hot Rods in the Park – Cedar Rapids Stockport Lions BBQ Days Car Show – Stockport Arcadia 150th Celebration Car Show – Arcadia 18th All American Weekend Car Show – Boone Sunday, September 5 Moonlight Crewzers Cruise Night – Sheldon 40th Madrid Labor Day Car Show – Madrid Sunday Afternoon Cruise – Iowa Falls Monday, September 6 Labor Day Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – Cedar Rapids 29th Annual Car & Truck Show – Sheldon Red, White, & Blue Car Show - Altoona Saturday, September 11 Motor Parts Central Car Show – Sioux Ci

Trust Us With Your Engine!

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Here at Farm Boy Garage, we have years of experience of repair and restoration of classic and muscle cars . If your ride is not where it should be, talk to an expert at the Midwest’s top restoration shop . Rare classic cars can be pretty difficult to find, and our solution is to assist our clients in making sure the restoration process is stress-free, fun, and cost-effective. Keep reading this week's blog for a few tips on how to get the most out of your engine. As an experienced classic car restoration shop , we recommend that you never attempt restoring your classic car if you don't have the skills and experience to do so. You could end up making matters worse and costing yourself even more money. Call Farm Boy Garage today and let us take a look at your engine. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Engine When you choose to buy a classic car or truck, it could be for a number of reasons. Perhaps, someone near and dear to your heart owned that exact same type of car back in the da

How to Start Searching For Your Dream Classic Car

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Buying a classic car might be one of the most exciting auto purchases you will ever make. After searching for hours, maybe you have a list of cars you want to go look at. There are numerous options when buying a classic car, but before making a decision, it’s good to think about what is right for you. Farm Boy Garage is here this week to help you make a smart decision by guiding you through a checklist when searching for the classic car of your dreams! Decide How the Car will be Used Think carefully about what you want to do with the car. Will it be a daily driver or just on weekends? Would you like to show it? Will it sit in your garage under a tarp and rarely get used? With that in mind, here are some factors to consider when searching for your dream ride. Clean and Clear Title This might not be something you think of right away, but it needs to be on your mind. You do not want to fall in love with a car only to find out there are issues with the car's title. You need to make