Showing posts from January, 2019

Collector Worthy Car: Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet has over the years continually produced top performing and some of the most highly regarded vehicles distributed. We at  Farm Boy Garage  are HUGE Chevy fans and feel that most of their products are worth the money. When looking back on some of the historical muscle cars that have made an impact in the history of Chevy, we're always reminded of one of our favorites: The Chevrolet Bel Air! This week, we're sharing with you a bit of info on these beauties and giving them the recognition they deserve! Generation I The Bel Air model debuted under the Chevrolet brand name in 1950 and was the height of the Chevy lineup. For the following 2-1/2 decades, this car would charm drivers everywhere. The model first came in under the Deluxe Styleline Bel Air nomenclature. It was in 1953 that Chevrolet renamed the top of the line Styleline series to Bel Air. The body style was now distinguishable by a wide chrome strip of molding that ran from the rear fender bulge to the rear

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing a Vehicle Restoration Specialist

If you've got a classic truck or muscle car sitting in your garage that's collecting dust, it's time to get it restored. But before you just go on Google and select the first restoration company you find, we strongly urge you to do your research!  Auto body restoration for classic cars  is a very specialized job, and not just anyone can complete such a large task. Here are a few things you need to know before making a final decision on your vehicle restoration specialist. Choosing the Right Shop No pressure, but the shop you choose will have a major impact on the outcome of your restoration. Finding just the right shop can be a daunting process. You certainly need to invest the time in finding the right one. A good way to narrow it all down is by investigation shop reputations. If a shop has a ton of great referrals, then it is usually safe to say they are capable. Determining the Condition There is really no way of knowing what kind of condition a vehicle is tru

Get Your Classic Car Ready for the Top Auctions of 2019!

If you're thinking of getting rid of that old classic that's been sitting in your garage for so long, you may want to consider auctioning it off! With the worth of so many gorgeous classic cars increasing each year, it's worth the time and money. If you're in need of a one-stop-shop that can fully restore your vehicle and make it showcase ready for the auction, look no further than Farm Boy Garage !   Barrett-Jackson and Mecum Auctions have taken charge in the automotive industry and have become the leading auctioneers for collector cars. If you're going to sell your car, these two companies are the ones you want to get in good with! Take a look at the upcoming 2019 collector car auctions both companies are hosting. Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions For the last 47 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Barrett-Jackson collector car auctions. Widely regarded as a barometer of the collector car industry, the auctions have evo

Choosing the Make and Model for Your Next Project Car

If you've been considering buying a project car , a quick and hasty purchase without proper research is not advisable. Choosing the right make and model is an important part of the selection process, and could ultimately determine the successful completion of your project. To help you make the right choice for your next project car, Farm Boy Garage suggests asking yourself these questions first. What Do You Really Want? We all have that dream car that we fantasize being behind the wheel of one day. What's yours? Why did you choose that particular vehicle? Is what you want realistically attainable? Some dream cars are practical, some are not. Dreams don’t have to be practical, but in the real world, there are sometimes certain limitations that force us to ratchet down our expectations. These restrictions usually manifest themselves in the form of monetary restraints or extreme lack of availability of the item desired. By answering this fundamental question honestly, thi

5 Reasons to Let a Professional Fully Restore Your Vehicle

As car people, we know there's just something about the idea of  rebuilding your muscle car  on your own that provides a sense of pride and accomplishment. We get that. We also get that not everyone is properly equipped or savvy enough to accomplish a full restoration on their own. There's no shame in that. You want your classic muscle car to look and run its best. To achieve greatness, sometimes it's just best to leave these tasks to the professionals. Check out these 5 reasons why you should let a professional fully restore your vehicle. 1. Your Planned Budget May Go Out the Door Before you decide to move forward with a restoration project, the first thing you should do is plan out a budget. Car restoration isn't cheap, so having a budget in mind is important. The problem with attempting a restoration project on your own can throw a HUGE and expensive kink in your budget, especially if you're not seasoned in all that is involved. Plus, you may end up p