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What Type of Classic Car Will You Choose To Have Restored Next?

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There are MANY different makes and models of classic cars out there, clearly. So, how do you choose which one to have restored? Here are a few things to keep in mind: Does this car mean something to you, on a sentimental level? If you plan to sell this car later on, have you done any research on what it may be worth? Have you thought about how long it would take to restore? These are all good things to think about when figuring out which classic car you'll buy. Our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips on how to choose what type of classic car you buy in this week's blog.  HOW REALISTIC IS YOUR DREAM CAR? What's your dream classic car or truck? Please keep in mind that dream car may not be as attainable due to many reasons: cost, availability, etc. But, maybe there's something that's comparable in style, but more affordable. Maybe parts are easier to come by and a lot less expensive. When you're making your final decision on a make and mo

Want To Know The STORY Behind Your Classic Car?

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Knowing the story behind your classic car is HALF the fun! It's like running a DNA test but on your vehicle. Where did it come from? What sort of places has it been? Does it have any health problems? These are important pieces of information. How do you go about collecting this information? Our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips on how to learn the story behind your classic car in this week's blog. Farm Boy Garage is here for you when you're ready to get that IMPRESSIVE classic car find restored. Give us a call at 515-528-8904. Want To Know The STORY Behind Your Classic Car? Correct Answer: You SHOULD want to know the story behind your classic car. This can help tell you whether or not you are making a good investment. Here's what you should look for and how to get it: THE RECORD OF ACCIDENTS THISCAR HAS BEEN IN You may be able to find records of previous owners and make contact with them. While a DMV report may provide some information on pre

Think About THIS Before Buying a Classic Car

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Why are YOU buying a classic car? Are you hoping to drive the same car your grandpa drove? Are you hoping to fix it up and sell it for a profit? Everyone has their own reasons. Whatever your reason may be, it's important that you make an INFORMED decision when purchasing a classic car. Keep reading this week's blog for a few things to think about BEFORE buying a classic car . Remember, Farm Boy Garage when you do choose to buy your classic car. We'll turn that junker into a classic for you! Think About THIS Before Buying a Classic Car BE CAREFUL ABOUT BUYING A CAR WITH TOO MUCH RUST.  How rusty is the car you're looking at?  A severely rusted out car won't be worth the trouble. If you see a bubble or two on a quarter panel, that wouldn't be much of a problem to fix. However, when you can see through the trunk and floors and the sides are all eaten up, there comes a point when your money is better spent finding a nicer car. HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE FOR THIS CAR. Wha

What To Do BEFORE You Drive Your Classic Car This Winter

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Winter is in session! It has been SO cold lately. What have you and your family been doing since winter started? Perhaps, you've been taking the kids outside to play in the snow or you've been incredibly busy working and haven't had the opportunity? Maybe you've had the urge to get out of the house and take your classic car for a spin? If that's the case, this is the blog for you. Our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips on what to do BEFORE you drive your classic car this winter in this week's blog. If your classic car is in need of some repairs, please give us a call today. Farm Boy Garage can be reached at 515-528-8904. Bring in a junker and leave with a classic! What To Do BEFORE You Drive Your Classic Car This Winter GET SOME TREAD ON YOUR TIRES. You have probably done SEVERAL burnouts in your classic car and if so, the tread is likely gone. If that's the case, make sure you prepare accordingly if you're going to be driving

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Engine

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Did you recently purchase your DREAM classic car or are thinking about finally making that dream come true this year? If so, congratulations! Rare classic cars can be pretty difficult to find. Once you have your classic car , have you thought about what all you would like improved on it? You want to make the MOST out of your investment. Whether you plan to sell it and try to make a profit on it or you want to keep it and have it passed down to your children and so on and so forth for many generations, it makes sense to have it restored to its former glory. 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 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 it. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. How To Get

Top Items To Bring To A Car Show When It Gets Warmer

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Are you dreaming of warmer days? If so, you're not alone! They will be here before you know it. Just think of all the car shows you can enjoy once it gets warmer out! On that note, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few top items to bring to a car show when it gets warmer outside in this week's blog. If you plan to show your classic car in a car show this year, we wish you the best of luck and a FUN time! If you'd like one of the best classic car restoration shops to get your classic car or truck is car show ready shape before the big day, please give us a call today! Farm Boy Garage can be reached at 515-528-8904. Bring in a junker and leave with a classic! Top Items To Bring To A Car Show When It Gets Warmer If you're going to be showing your classic car or truck in a car show this year, remember that sun protection is everything! Bring the following: Chairs with Umbrella Holders You will likely be sitting for a good portion of the day out in th

How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather

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The colder temperatures are here! So what does that mean for your classic car or truck? Are you storing it properly? Major damage can occur if you don't. Have no fear, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you a few tips for storing your classic car, truck, or muscle car in winter weather in this week's blog. Call Farm Boy Garage today for all your classic car restoration needs. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. How To Store Your Classic Car During Cold Winter Weather Check your fluids. You don't want anything freezing over the winter, so be sure to check all your fluids. This can include, but is not limited to: Radiator Fluid Oil Transmission Fluid A/C Coolant Windshield Washer Fluid Brake Fluid Consider disconnecting your battery. Disconnecting the battery can reduce your chances of having any electrical issues while you are storing it in the wintertime. You can try purchasing a battery tinder to keep it fully charged. Keep your hood propped up. Doing this c