Restoring a classic car is second nature for us here at the MetalWorks. It’s really just a simple process for us as we have done so many over the years. It is much like following the letters of the alphabet…you simply have to complete A before going to B, C, D, etc… Jumping around or skipping steps just causes extra labor time, poor results, and frustration.
Our shop is set up to have nice flow from one process to the next. We have designated work stations for each major stage of the restoration (map of shop link). The fabrication shop is used for disassembly, metal repairs, and heavy mechanics. The body shop is used for bodywork, blocking, and prepping for the paint process. The paint shop is used for priming and final finishes on the cars. The assembly bays are used for final assembly, fine mechanics, electrical, and a little showing off. One of the main reasons for these designated areas is to control the work atmosphere. You certainly do not want all the dust from the body shop, or the fumes, sparks, and dirt from the fab shop mixing with the final products.
Car restoration to us is quite simple, take the car apart, make all parts perfect, and put it back together again…we’ve done it for years, and we still love turning people’s dreams into reality every day.