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Touch of Gold

Touch of Gold

We recently painted the black stripes on this 1967 Camaro. Our painter, our artist, was not content with plain black stripes. After talking with the owner, he added a touch of gold metallic to the black stripes. Click on continue reading more more and a close up of the gold.

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Hot & Cold - Advanced Metal Techniques

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Using heat and cold is an advanced technique for straightening metal. In the early days of automobile manufacturing panels were rarely complete straight even when a vehicle was new. It wasn't until more advanced processes for shaping metal came about in the 60s and 70s that panels were more reliably even and straight. Click on continue reading to see how we use heating and cooling metal to straighten the door panel on this pickup truck.

 

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Updated A/C in a Classic Corvette

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There is no reason not to have modern air conditioning in your classic car. Take this Corvette. It was factory equipped with A/C. Yet we are updating it to a modern A/C system by Vintage Air. Click on continue reading to see more pictures of this car apart.

 

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Bag and Tag - Body Off Restoration


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Last we saw the Oldsmobile 442 it was getting its body removed form its frame. You can see more about that here. This time we want to show you how and why we bag and tags the parts when we disassemble the car. It is very important to keep track of everything when you take a car apart. Click on continue reading to see more on this process with this Olds 442.

 

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Separate Ways - Body Off Restoration





If you have ever heard the term "Body Off Restoration" but did not really understand what that meant, you are in for a treat. We took a few photos and a quick video of our guys as they separated the body from the frame of this 1969 Oldsmobile 442. As you can see, we literally take the body off of the frame. The frame will be media-blasted and powder-coated, and the body will be media-blasted before we begin making it "laser straight." Click continue reading for more on this car and those processes.

 

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What is a Guide Coat




A term some of you may have heard of is a guide coat. This 67 Camaro is in the final steps to prepare it for paint. Click on continue reading to understand what a guide coat is and how we use it to achieve a show quality finish on this, or your classic car.

  

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It's Not Always About Horsepower!


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Sometimes it's just not about how much power you have. Yes, 400+ Horsepower V-8s have their place. But, face it, how often can you use it... legally? And how often do you use it when just cruising in a cool car? Have a look at this 1963 Dodge Dart. This car is going to look much better than it ever did when new, with a great show quality finish. Yet is powered by Chrysler's venerable Slant 6 engine. This engine will literally run forever. This car is also getting a Vintage Air A/C system, so it will cruise in comfort... until the tires fall off. I can't wait to see this one finished myself. Click on Continue reading to see more photos of this magnificent Dodge Dart.

 

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1955 Cameo Restomod - Work Continues




Work continues on the 1955 Cameo Pickup. Last time we showed you the disassembly. It is starting to come together. Check out the smooth, custom firewall. The bed is getting some custom touch as well.

      

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1949 GMC C1500 Pickup - Coming Together







Work on the GMC C1500 Pickup continues. When last you saw it it was in pieces while getting painted:

      

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San Antonio Mustang Club Annual Car Show - October 25

San Antonio Mustang Club Annual Car Show - October 25

Dare To Love A Mustang

Renown Auto Restorations will be at San Antonio Mustang Clubs 34th Annual Charity Open Car Show October 25, 2105. This event will benefit the Dare to Love charitable organization. Dare To Love helps neglected children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS) providing them with gifts hope and love.  This event is a great way to help the community while at the same time enjoying this America Classic. The show will be located at Bass Pro Shop (RIM) 17907 IH-10 West, Exit 554 come see us!

 

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Key to the Hills Rod Run - October 9, 10 & 11

Key to the Hills Rod Run - October 9, 10 & 11

Come see us at the 28th annual Key To The Hills Rod Run in Boerne Texas, October 9th thru the 11th.

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy nearly 500 Hot Rods from across the country. This is Texas’s largest Pre-1949 Rod Run with some of the best coupes, sedans and roadsters. Main Street Boerne is closed from Rosewood to Blanco, all of the cars will be displayed Saturday throughout downtown. This is a great free event so come out and see these great Hot Rods while enjoying some refreshments and shopping from outside vendors, and the local cafe’s, bakeries and local shops. Membership is open to any person of good character that has or is in the process of building a 1948 street rod. Membership in LSSRA is required. Husband, wife and entire family membership dues discounts are available.

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