Why You Should NOT Restore Your Classic Car Yourself

You've FINALLY found that rare classic car you've been searching for, for years! Now what? What are your plans for it? Are you hoping to restore it to its former glory and enter it into car shows? Do you want to make this a vehicle you drive around from time to time for fun? Whatever your plans may be, it's very likely that the car is in need of some repairs. Whether there is some rust damage or it's in need of engine repair, these are major jobs that can require a lot of work. If you don't have the experience, time, and proper tools needed for a job like this, it's best to just hire a professional that specializes in this line of work to restore it for you! Save yourself the hassle and call Farm Boy Garage today! We can be reached at 515-528-8904. In the meantime, keep reading this week's blog for a few more reasons to NOT restore your classic car yourself.

Why You Should NOT Restore Your Classic Car Yourself


Not many people know how to properly handle sheet metal replacement. Quarter-panel replacement mandates extraordinary attention to detail and doing the job with the doors and decklids 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, this could be an easy fix or it could be a pretty extensive task. No rust repair job is a one-and-done solution. From paint removal to prepping to priming and painting, there's a method and order to rust removal and repair that takes time and experience. 


Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a fully equipped garage or shop to work out of. It's pretty uncommon that the average Joe has a rotisserie available for their use. While it may seem like a good idea at a moment's thought to use old milk crates, blocks, or even your standard jack stand to lift your muscle car so you can work on it, that's extremely dangerous. No vehicle restoration project is worth an avoidable injury or worse. 


Sure, you could order a 'ready to install' molded carpet or upholstery kit. The problem with that though, is that these replacements always require trimming and fitting, and rarely do they just fit into floor pan pockets or on seats straight from the box. Trying to trim carpet or upholstery on your own without the proper knowledge and experience could become very costly if you trim too much and have to start all over.

Ready To Save Yourself The Stress? Call Farm Boy Garage For All Your Classic Car Restoration Needs!

We're here for you! Don't waste your money by pouring it into a long drawn out process of "unknowns" by trying to do this yourself. Invest your money into classic car restoration experts that know what they're doing and have a true passion for turning junkers into classics! Call today for a free quote. Follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest announcements.

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Des Moines, Iowa 50320
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