Car Restoration can be complicated, whether you want to restore the car body, chassis, motor, wiring, interior, the list goes on, it may seem like a giant project, but break it down into bite sized chunks and you will be cruising this summer.
Old Vintage Classic cars have a lot of charm and character. Bringing an old and rusty collector car to its former glory is not only challenging but it is also a most satisfying and enjoyable experience. The process of renewal is literally embedded in our DNA at Senko Auto Restoration Brisbane. Every day we shed old cells and create new cells to replace them. According to scientists, we even get a whole new body every seven years. Renewal surrounds us. On most parts of the planet, the Earth goes through the shedding process in the fall, rests during a long, cold winter and comes back to life in the spring.
Is it really surprising that we feel the urge to take things that are old or worn out and make them new again? This propensity for restoration can be seen in our need to refurbish old homes, turn an empty lot into a beautiful garden and to take an old car that’s seen better days back to its younger, friskier years through auto restoration.
Auto restoration is the process of cleaning, replacing or restoring the worn-out parts of an older model car so that it shines like new again. This involves not only the parts that people can see, such as the exterior and the interior seating, but also the mechanical components like the engine and braking system.
Now, restoring a car is not the same as rebuilding it. In a rebuilt car, it doesn’t matter where the parts come from as long as they fit the purpose they are needed for. Car restoration, on the other hand, involves returning the car to as much of its original glory as possible which usually involves hunting down and using authentic original parts.
As you can imagine, this takes a lot of time, patience and money which begs the question: Why do people do it? The reasons why people restore cars are as varied as the people who engage in this challenging hobby. For some, it is about the achievement of a dream. They may have fallen in love with the car when it first came out but lacked the funds to purchase it right then and there. For years, they may have dreamed of owning that particular model car and restoring a classic they found via a newspaper ad or through word of mouth allows them to fulfill a need that’s been with them for as long as they can remember. For others, it is the challenge of taking something that has been ravaged by time and returning it back to its former glory. Restoring a car requires learning new things, employing new skills and having the fortitude to see a major project through to the end. It’s about meeting new people and sharing a passion.
The technological revolution has put the world on fast forward and many people find themselves needing to put on the brakes so they can spend more time enjoying life rather than letting it whiz by them.
So, they restore a classic car while reminiscing about the days spent driving along the coastline when they were young. When the car is complete, they treat themselves to a trip down memory lane—courtesy of a simple drive to the country in their newly restored automobile.
Whatever the reason, restoring a collector car is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, effort, patience and money to take a car from a dull scrap of rust and dented metal to a sparkling vision of color and chrome. Specifically, it can take several years to turn a car around; especially if you have other commitments, such as employment and family obligations, that take up most of your time.
Therefore, the decision to restore a car shouldn’t be taken lightly. Before you even begin to hunt down the car of your dreams, you have to decide if you are able to commit to the project. We treat every vehicle as if it is our own because we are passionate about car restoration. If you want quality work, friendly staff that keep you in the loop and results that will blow you away, give us a call today at 0412 032 325 or visit senkoautorestoration.com.au.