Rare is the person who knows enough about trucks, or even one particular style of truck, that they can confidently and competently make restorations to a truck without things going awry. In fact this person is virtually nonexistent. Even the experts who have been working on vehicles their entire lives will tell you, there’s rarely a time when things go according to plan.
There’s always that part that breaks halfway through, or that aftermarket part they ordered that, for some reason, just doesn’t fit right.
So, if you’re a layman who has an old, beaten down classic Chevy truck that you’ve been thinking about restoring for months or years, just to resurrect the good old days, this post is going to be a bit of a downer. But it’s something you should know, and consider.
The Hassle of Searching for Parts and Tools
You have to make absolutely certain that you’re purchasing or ordering parts that will accommodate the year and body style of the classic Chevy truck that you own. If you’re off by even a little bit, then you’ve wasted a lot of time and stress already. There’s also the factor of tracking down the best deals, and making sure your parts arrive in the timeframe you want them to.
Among the many sources through which you can search there are:
- Classified ads
- Parts sales warehouses
- Car junk yards
- Swap meets
After all of the trouble of searching for and finding the right parts (hopefully!) you have to pray they fit once they arrive. What’s more, aftermarket parts also often require restoration themselves.
Now, do you have all of the tools you’ll need for the job? Are you even sure which tools you need? If you don’t have them, you’ll have to order those too, and hope they accommodate all of the parts you’ve ordered as well.
The Hassle of the Restoration Itself
If you want to restore your classic Chevy truck correctly, you’re going to have to plan on possibly making the restoration from the ground up. Really, that means from the frame up, so it’s going to take a long time.
You will have to figure out how to:
- Perform bodywork
- Rebuild or repair the engine
- Upgrade the electrical systems
- Rebuild the transmission
- Rebuild or repair the cooling system
- Install a new interior and carpet
- Replace the glass windows
- Fix all of the knobs, visors, and trim
And then top it all off with a nice new paint job.
Your Custom Chevy Truck Is Here To Make Your Life Easier
Rather than going through all of the stress and time of trying to make a restoration on a classic Chevy truck yourself, you can just bring it into our shop and we will take care of the hard work for you. We have all of the right equipment, parts, and experts for the job. We will restore your classic Chevy truck with the following standard features:
- Power rack and pinion steering
- Power brakes
- New plumbing for brake, fuel, and transmission fluid lines
- 350 V8 engine
- 700r auto transmission
- Independent front suspension
- New Edelbrock carburetor
- All new glass
- New gas tank
- New weatherstrip and molding
- New wiring
- New dual exhaust