When planning to restore a muscle car, you’ll want to think about the end results first, what do you plan on doing with the car once it is finished? After this step, you’ll find it much easier to get started on this fun and exciting project. Depending on how serious you are about the restoration, you can keep your budget to a minimum or end up spending thousands of dollars to create the dream car. Here are some things to keep in mind:
Like we just mentioned, the budget is going to play a major part in how you tackle the car restoration. Do you already have the car or are you looking to purchase a muscle car that needs some work? Do you want a muscle car that needs extreme work done to it or one that needs minor improvements? When evaluating the car, pay close attention to the frame, the engine and the interior of the car.
Time is just as important as the budget is for this project. Usually the more time you need, the more money you plan on spending too. Is this going to be just a weekend project with your son or something you work on every day? Evaluating the car and ordering all necessary parts and tools will help plan out your timeline and give you a better idea on when the project can be complete.
After working out all of the major mechanical details to the restoration and the car is up and running, how are you going to tackle the appearance of the muscle car? Appearance is a major component to the muscle car, both the interior and exterior. If you plan on submitting the car to auto shows, you’ll really want to have the appearance of the muscle car in tip-top shape. You might want to consider a new paint job, gutting the interior and replacing everything with original, classic parts. Last but definitely not least, if the headlights are on the foggy side, use Wipe New Headlight Restore to have crystal clear headlights in seconds, this is one task that won’t put a dent in your budget or timeline.