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“Why are so many drawn to classic cars? For some it may invoke a
return to a simpler time, memories of high school, family, friends.
Where one can relive the memories of a bygone era. A time when a car and a person were brought together. Working on, caring for and
adding your own style by personalizing your car made it your own.

Bringing the past back to life through quality
restoration is what we do.”

 

imgCompetition Auto Body specializes in the complete or partial restoration of a number of antique and classic cars and we have a firm understanding of the huge commitment that auto restoration entails. We work side by side with each of our devoted customers to help plan and bring to life every ambition and dream they have riding on their classic automobiles. Here at Competition Auto Body, we take seriously automobile restoration.

Competition Auto Body handles many types of small and large auto restoration services including: Rust Repair, Frame Repair, Body Repair, Quality Paint Finishes, Engine Rebuilds & Repairs, Brake Repair, Electrical Systems Repair & Rewiring, Cooling Systems and even Fuel Systems.

The cost of restoration varies to a great degree on the level of service that best suits your needs.

LEVEL ONE: Superior
In show judging, this vehicle is likely to win honors in its class. In a sense, it has ceased to be an automobile and has become an object of art. Extreme care is taken in both transporting and storage and vehicle is rarely driven. Restoration is for set for high professional standards of quality in all areas. Body preparation includes vehicle stripped to bare metal, body parts removed, etching primer, epoxy primer, high-end body fillers, Glazurit primer filler, single-stage base or tri-coat finishes, with Glazurit high solid clear. Original parts and equipment will be used if at all possible. The finish will be color sanded to a high degree, leaving it with a maximum smoothness and clarity creating an ultimate high gloss finish. It costs considerably more to hand restore a Level One vehicle. There are very few vehicles restored to Level One. This is not considered a concourse restoration, which is absolutely perfect.

LEVEL TWO: Driver-Excellent
The Level Two can take near the top in judged shows, except when squared off to a Level One vehicle. This vehicle is driven for pleasure. Some minor defects are inherent. The restoration will use wire-feed welding, patch panels, medium tolerances of filler, and reproduction parts. The finish will be color sanded and polished to lesser degree than Level One. The paint and body preparation is the same as Level One, or, more affordable substitutions can be made. In all, a superior restoration that does not have the preparation work of a Level One vehicle.

LEVEL THREE: Budget
This vehicle looks good from 10 feet away. However, the restoration process is greatly reduced. Parts, including glass and moldings, may be masked off instead of removed. Vehicle has not been stripped to bare metal. Areas of repair may be slightly visible, not being as true to the original flatness of the vehicle. Expect future deterioration in the seams, moldings, and jams. In rust-out conditions, the metal panels will be replaced for an additional cost. This vehicle will not rank well in judged shows. All body and paint materials that will be used are of economy quality. The painted finish will be of single stage paint. For base coat then clear coat finish, a minimum charge of $450.00 more, plus additional priming and blocking is to be expected. Level Three has no warranty due to lack of detailed preparation work.

 


 
 
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Because there are many unknown or unforeseen repairs on any restoration project (for example, hidden rust), it is not possible to fully forecast the cost of restoring a vehicle to high quality standards. Quantity of materials used, quality of refinish & body prep materials, replacement parts, level of body work and prep time all affect the cost of the restoration. The true cost is only revealed during the rebuilding process. It is for this reason that all of our restorations are done on a time/materials basis. Each project will hold its share of unique repair challenges.

Although, a somewhat accurate estimate could be made if the vehicle was first fully disassembled (stripped of all body parts, chrome, glass, suspension, interior, paints and undercoating, etc.); every piece inspected and documented individually for condition and originality; in addition, after the removal of all paint coatings, old collision damage, body dents, and body rust would need to be evaluated. Obviously, this disassembly and analysis alone would not be an inexpensive venture - especially if the customer does not go forward with the project.

For the above reasons, initial cost estimates are simply a best guess proposition. Choices can be made as the process unfolds to replace some or all desired parts, as well as, quality of materials used, optional color sanding & polishing, reinstallation of parts and final re-assembly. Other things to control pricing include glass replacement, interior restoration, undercoating, etc.

If someone  is unable to commit to a full high quality restoration, we are willing to work with a budget.

All restoration work is contracted on a Time & Materials basis. An advance deposit is required to start the project, and when that amount is used, further advance/retainers are required until the project is complete. Because of this payment structure, at any point in the restoration process, the customer has the option to discontinue or temporarily delay the project. (Note: We do not store cars at our facilities that are not actively undergoing restoration).

Remember, the idea of an “inexpensive restoration” at a high quality, is just one of the many misunderstandings of people not aware of the full scope of the restoration process. Auto restoration is not for everyone. The vehicle owner must make a large commitment before deciding to restore.

 

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