Showing posts from May, 2019

Do you Restore Your Classic or Build a Restomod?

This is a debate that will likely never be settled! If you are bringing a classic back to glory , there are essentially two choices. You can have the car restored to its original factory design and specs or you can customize the car to your desires. Before you can make that decision, you must know the difference between the two. Farm Boy Garage will explain the differences between restoration and restomod . With this information, you can decide on what to do with your classic or muscle car. Restoration Most will understand the concept of restoration. You are simply bringing a classic or muscle car back to its original state, just like when it came off the showroom floor. In a restoration project, you will want to use factory OEM parts as much as possible, keeping it as original as possible. When finished, the car will look original, just like the car has been preserved. Restomod What is a restomod? This concept is simply a mashup of restoration and modification. Like a restor

Memorial Day Weekend Around Des Moines

Originally called Decoration Day. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971. We observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries, attending parades and honoring fallen soldiers. Memorial Day has also become the unofficial start of the summer season. Summer at Farm Boy Garage is always an exciting time of year. There are gatherings, festivals and family get-togethers. Your one-stop restoration shop would like to tell you about events around the Des Moines area that are happening this Memorial Day weekend. Photo Credit: Decoration Day Come experience the American early Memorial Day traditions. There will be a procession to the town cemetery for a Victorian ceremony and speeches honoring the Union’s fallen heroes. 11121 Hickman Road Urbandale, IA 50322 Location: Living History Farms Dates: May 25, 2019 Phone: (515) 278-5286 Start/End Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Price: $16/Adults, $9.50/kids, Free for members Photo Credit: Histori

Checklist for Buying a Classic Car

So, you made the decision to buy a classic car. You have done your research and you have the year, make and model picked out. Now its time to find your dream car! After hours of searching the internet, you have a short list of cars you want to go look at. In today’s blog, Farm Boy Garage will go over items you want to put on your checklist for buying that classic or muscle car of your dreams . These items will help make this transaction much easier on you. Clean and Clear Title This might not be something you think of right away, but it needs to be on your mind. You don’t want to fall in love with a car only to find out there are issues with the car's title. You need to make sure the car has been registered with the state and that the title is in the seller’s name. If there is or was ever a lien on the car you need proof of that lien being satisfied before you can register the car in your name. Double check the title and look for any signs of lien. Photo Credit: Pinteres

Top 5 Classic GM Trucks

At Farm Boy Garage we understand not everyone is a car person. Some people like trucks for the higher ride height and capability. So, today we will cover our top 5 favorite General Motors trucks. These trucks could be driven as you find them or would make great candidates for a complete truck restoration by your one stop shop! Advance Design Pickup 1947-1954 Chevrolet’s first redesigned truck line after World War 2 – Advanced Design Pickup. These trucks were essentially unchanged over the next few years until 1955. With undeniable good looks, these trucks have a classic style. That grill is unmistaken for any other. These trucks have been restored and customized for many years. Your options here are endless! Chop the top, big blown V8 and fat tires or keep her classy. We like them all here at Farm Boy! Photo Credit: Second Generation C10 1967-1972 Hitting the market in 1960 the second gen offered much more comfort in ride with its drop-ladder center frame

5 Classics That Are Increasing in Value

Have you ever bought something in the hopes that one day it would be worth more than what you paid? Or maybe it was a project and you tell yourself that with a little work you will make something out of it. If you haven’t, you’re not alone. In this week’s blog, Farm Boy Garage would like to give you a little help! We have come up with a list of 5 cars that have the signs of being a great investment. Nothing is ever for certain, but these classic cars, trucks and SUV’s are on the rise! 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport The Corvette has been every boy dream to own once they are grown. To mark the end of the fourth generation (C4) Corvette, Chevrolet released the Grand Sport special edition. Only 1,000 of these cars were built for the 1996 model year. All one thousand of these cars were Admiral Blue with a white center stripe and red hash marks on the left front fender. Black painted aluminum wheels were repurposed from the previous year models ZR-1 car. The larger wheels and tire