There are few original classic cars left in the UK, so you are lucky if you have one. Many people are passionate about classic cars. If you have your first classic car, don’t be surprised by how much work and how long it will take to restore it and get it working again. It takes a big commitment and an investment in new parts and materials. Read on for some helpful tips for restoring a classic car.
Firstly, find a trustworthy, local dealer for classic car parts. Do as much research as you can into classic car restoration and into the particular type of car you have. This will ensure that you don’t make any mistakes that are difficult to undo, or make things very expensive for you in the long-term.
Next, research the best ways to fit car parts together. If you have engineering experience, you are already ahead of the game, so read on.
When glueing metal parts together you have to be careful and use the right adhesive as some can either damage the material or are not actually effective in keeping the parts stuck together. Look into which Metal bonding adhesives are best for the type of metal your car is made of.
Lastly, make sure you have all of the tools you need before you get started. The tools you need may include different sized screwdrivers, a wrench, some pliers, a drill and its accessories, sheet metal scissors and a floor jack. You may also find you need more tools as you go along. Be prepared for this to be a long process, but enjoy it, as restoration is just as much about the journey as it is the final result!