If you want to have a car that is ready for a car show or the drag strip, there is going to be a lot of work to do to get your car ready. First, you will want to find the right project for what you are planning on doing, which may be a custom build or a car that is more geared for performance. Here are some tips that will help you take your restoration project from the scrap heap to the winner's circle:
1. Finding the Project You Want That Is a Clean Start for Restorations
The car you start with for your restorations may be old and need of repairs, but you still want something that you can work with. Try to find a car that has not been in an accident and has a clean, straight body with little rust. If you know you are going to have to do some body repairs, evaluate the rust and work involved with the repairs. The more complete the car, the easier it will be to finish restorations.
2. Getting A Spare Parts Car That You Can Use for Restoration and Repairs
Spare parts cars are a great solution for restorations and repairs to your car. For a parts car that you are planning on using for repairs; you will generally want to find something that is complete and has little damage. Consider the parts that you need the most an look in a salvage yard for a car that has what you need. If it is a complete car, talk with the salvage yard about taking the entire car from them rather than just a few parts you need for your restoration project.
3. Updating with Modern Electronics for Customizations and Performance Improvements
Electronics are something that you will have to consider for any restoration project. If you are doing customizations, then modern electronics will give you many benefits. A digital touchscreen will allow you to control all the electronics inside your car, as well as see performance statistics with the help of a tuning chip. In addition, you will want to consider performance improvements with things like an aftermarket computer controlled fuel injection system.
These are some tips to help take your car from the scrap heap to the winner's circle. Contact an auto repair service to help with the restoration to get your car ready for its first appearance. With some of these improvements during restoration, your car will look and perform like new again.