23. July 2017 · Comments Off on Stages of Revamping Your Vintage Car · Categories: General

Vintage cars are a thing of beauty. Even though there are a lot of new models being introduced by car manufacturers each year, these old machines can still give the new cars a run for their money. Good thing there are still a lot of car enthusiasts who finds time on restoring them.

Restoring vintage cars comes in different stages and if you are planning on having your old machine look like new again, here are the stages you need to go through:

 

  1. Assessment

The first thing in order is to determine the existing condition of the car. You might someone who are knowledgeable with vintage automobiles to help on this. You need to know the extent of the damage and if there are still parts that you can salvage. Are you going to do an overhaul or just parts of it? You need to know these things so you can plan your restoration project thoroughly.

 

  1. Budget Allocation

After the assessment, the next thing you need to know is your allotted budget. Ask yourself: How much do I willing to spend on the restoration? Should it be a one-time big-time thing or should I do it in phases. Overhauling your Benz on the one-time big-time scheme can be costly as compared to the latter. You might need to sit down and take some time to think about this aspect.

 

  1. Scouting Suppliers

One of the hardest thing to do is looking for spare parts. But do not fret. There are shops and online stores that offer Mercedes Benz spare parts, old and new. Make a list of a few suppliers and check out the spare parts available on their stock. Be sure to look for a reliable one to supply the part that you need.

 

  1. Set up

Restoring a vintage car could eat up the space of your garage. It would be best if you can find a place that is accessible to your home and big enough to fit and store your car and your tools. The ideal set up would be renting a storage space. But if you are decided to use your garage, you have to make room for the vehicle. Make sure that you have enough leg room to move around and store your tools. Clean your garage and eliminate the clutter so you can add more space for the restoration.

 

  1. Plotting Timelines

Based on your budget and the condition of the car, make an estimated restoration timeline for your vintage car. You need this so you will not spend an awful lot of time on the restoration. By having an estimated timeline, you can plan what you will do each day and you have something to look forward to. Make sure you make room for mistakes when plotting your restoration timeline. Since you already have a list of parts from the assessment phase, catalogue them and visit website to find out where to buy.

 

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