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The Challenges of Restoring A Classic Car Yourself

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Classic cars are INVESTMENTS. Treat your investment with care. Treating your investment with care means hiring the very best to restore your classic car to its former glory and NOT trying to attempt this important task on your own. Our classic car restoration shop is here to share the challenges you may face trying to restore a classic car yourself, in this week's blog. If you've got a classic car you'd like restored by a professional team, call Farm Boy Garage today. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. The Challenges of Restoring A Classic Car Yourself YOU MAY BE IN FOR MORE THAN YOU BARGAINED FOR WITH THE SHEET METAL REPLACEMENT PORTION. Not many people know how to properly handle sheet metal replacement. Quarter-panel replacement mandates extraordinary attention to detail and doing the job with doors and decklid installed. You need those points of reference to get quarter-panel fitment spot on. As far as addressing rust issues, depending on how much there is to fix, th

3 Classic Car Must Try's

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Do you own a classic car? If you don't own a classic car, do you want to own a classic car? Either way, know that driving a classic car can be exhilarating! There's nothing like it. Whether you're doing a sweet burnout or taking a cruise down your favorite highway, it can be amazing! On that note, our classic car restoration shop is here to give you three things you MUST try if you own a classic car, in this week's blog. If you're still looking to find your DREAM classic car , call Farm Boy Garage today. We can track it down and bring it here for you to restore it to its former glory, the way it should be! 3 Classic Car Must Try's 1. Go For a Cruise Like we said earlier, there's nothing quite like driving a classic car down your favorite highway. The feel of the steering wheel and the rumble of that classic engine, it is unique. It's not like driving a modern car. You drive for the experience not just to get to your destination. Enjoy it for life is too

3 Things To NEVER Do To Your Classic Car

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We've talked in length about what you should do to keep your classic car in tip-top condition and on the road. We've shared many tips and tricks to keep your baby running right and looking its best. But we haven't really talked about the things you SHOULDN'T do to prevent damage to that vintage ride of yours. So, we at Farm Boy Garage are sharing with you 3 things to NEVER do to your classic car! 1. Never Drive It When classic cars come to mind for many, the thought of being sealed up in a storage facility or covered up in a garage often eludes to the idea that these are the best cared-for cars. In actuality, they often turn out to be the most problematic cars when they are finally driven. Unfortunately, non-use of these classic beauties can cause seals to dry out and start to leak; gas gets stale and turns to varnish; batteries corrode when not removed; and tires get flat spots. Cars that are used and maintained on a regular basis, on the other hand, are often the hap

How It Works When You Choose Farm Boy Garage For Your Classic Car Restoration Needs

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Have you ever hired a team to restore your classic car for you before? Typically, these are rare car purchases. You don't just see your dream classic car come around every day. So, this process may be new to you. Our classic car restoration shop is here to explain how it works when you choose us for your classic car restoration needs, in this week's blog. If you have any questions though, call us at 515-528-8904. How It Works When You Choose Farm Boy Garage For Your Classic Car Restoration Needs YOU'LL KNOW WHAT THE COSTS ARE BEFORE CHOOSING US. We do provide a quote before we even start the car. That quote will not change unless the customer asks for additional upgrades that were not included at the time that we sit down to go over what the customer wants and both parties have agreed on a price. Our guarantee is that we won't blindside a client with a price difference in the end cost compared to what we quoted, and any additional work the client asks for after build

What Does Farm Boy Garage Do?

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Did you just buy your DREAM classic car , but now you're worried you won't be able to make the proper repairs on your own? It's a WAY better decision to hire a professional mechanic to handle this for you if you're worried even in the slightest. Trying to tackle a project like this on your own can end up costing you MORE money because you may make a few costly mistakes along the way. Our classic car restoration shop has your back! Keep reading this week's blog to learn what all Farm Boy Garage can do for your classic ride! We turn junkers into classics every day.  What Does Farm Boy Garage Do? OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE Sandblasting - Sandblasting is one of the most effective to remove rust from a classic car restoration project. Sandblasting is the process of stripping old paint and rust from the surface of body panels, parts, and frames with compressed air and an abrasive material. It's a quick, inexpensive, and effective way to remove contaminants/rust leaving yo

3 Reasons The Chevy Nova is a Collector Worthy Car

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 Are you a local car enthusiast near Des Moines, IA? Do you LOVE classic cars but live outside our state? Either way, this is the blog for you! Our classic car restoration shop is here to give you not 1, not 2, BUT 3 reasons the Chevy Nova is very much a COLLECTOR WORTHY classic car , in this week's blog. If you've got a junker you need turned into a classic car or truck, you know who to call. Farm Boy Garage is here for you! We can be reached at 515-528-8904. 3 Reasons The Chevy Nova is a Collector Worthy Car 1. THE CHEVY NOVA HAS A RICH HISTORY. The original Chevy II offered a pair of engines, including the 2.5-liter inline-four and the 3.2-liter straight-six engine. As a result of declining sales following the release of the 1964 Chevelle, V8 engines were eventually added to the line, including the fuel-injected version typically found in the Chevy Corvette. During the first 4 years after its debut, updates included a restyled exterior design, a revamped dashboard, and the

FAQs About The 2nd Annual IDS Truck and Car Show Hosted By Farm Boy Garage!

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The BIG DAY is coming up quickly! The Farm Boy Garage 2nd Annual IDS Truck and Car Show is right around the corner! Who's excited? Our classic car restoration shop can't wait! We've received a few frequently asked questions regarding our upcoming classic car and truck show, so we thought we'd cover those in this week's blog. If you do end up having a question about our upcoming car and truck show that we don't cover in this blog, please don't hesitate to give us a call. Farm Boy Garage can be reached at 515-528-8904. FAQs About The 2nd Annual IDS Truck and Car Show Hosted By Farm Boy Garage! Q: How much does it cost to attend? A: It is a $5 admission to everyone! Q: What time will this event be taking place? A: Saturday, July 3rd from 10am-Whenever. Q: Where is this event happening?  A: Farm Boy Garage; 10660 ECounty Line Rd. Des Moines, IA 50320 If you need directions, please do not hesitate to give us a call and ask. We can be reached at 515-528-8904. Q: