The owners of the Bel Air had two simple goals in mind. Make it safe to drive, and repair the damage that the resident barn mice had made over the years. This began with tearing the whole car apart to bare metal and manually scrubbing all of the interior pieces. The metal and surface rust were then treated and painted over. After the cleaning process was completed, reassembly began. The dash was taken apart, cleaned, and polished. New upholstery was installed on the interior of the car. The owners did not want new paint. They loved the character of the car. Every scratch and dent was a story that they wished to preserve.
The Thunderbird came to us as a project that had been started but never completed. The engine was mostly assembled and the paint had been finished, but the interior pieces had never been cleaned or fixed. It had no seats, door panels, or interior trim pieces. We finished the engine and made sure it ran well. To begin on the interior, all of the old pieces were removed. The windows and windshield, chrome trim, panels, and dash were removed. The interior metal was thoroughly cleaned and rust spots were treated. It was then painted black. The carpet, seats, door panels, and all new glass pieces were installed. The last additions were the new chrome trim pieces around the back seat and along the tops of the doors. The paint and bumpers were then polished until they shined like new.