Mike has started the process today of disassembling the 1971 Ford Torino GT. We will be removing all the trim, body panels, lights, etc… This car will then be put onto a rotisserie for restoration.
Disassembly is nearly complete for this classic muscle car and Mike has started to strip the paint from the vehicle.
Mike is busy stripping down the doors of the Torino today. This is going to be a wonder classic car when done!
The doors, valance and deck lid are etched and sealed as well as a few other misc. parts for the Torino.
Lots of body work moving forward on the Torino. Fenders, doors, quarters, patch panels! We are making good progess on this classic car.
Lots of patch repairs on the Torino! Cowl, a-pillars, rockers, quarters.
One of the classic car restorations here in our shop is a 1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible. Now when talking about restoring a vehicle there are a lot of different levels that you can take a vehicle to. Maybe you just want to drive your car, and you might just do a restoration of the mechanical systems. Maybe you want the car restored to a driver quality. For you we might restore the body, the necessary interior and mechanical systems and undercoat the vehicle. For this client we are performing what is called a Rotisserie restoration. This is the most complete for of restoration. This is where the vehicle gets completly disassembled and mounted on a rotisserie for restoration. This allows the technicians to blast, restore and paint every part of the vehicle. No wiring, part or bolt will be left untouched. The entire car, including the underside inside, suspension and frame will be blasted and painted in the booth. In the pics below you can see Dan pulling out the dash and the wiring.
We love doing muscle car restorations. This one is a 1971 Ford Torino GT Convertible with. Our client has owned this car since it was new. Every restorations is unique. For some we are only restoring mechanical systems, or only restoring the interior or paint. For this restoration we are going the whole way.
The first step of this restoration is the body and and paint. For this Mike started out with complete disassembly of the vehicle. Removing all trim, bumpers, lights, glass, door, weatherstripping, etc. We do this to make sure that our client gets a very complete paint job and we miss no area. After that Mike stripped the paint off the vehicles panels and went to bare metal. This assures that there is no hidden rust in the vehicle that could pop up later. Once the vehicle was to bare metal Mike cut out any rusted areas and replaced it with good metal. The final step of the body will be to remove every component off the body and put the bare shell up on the rotisserie.
We are also mechanically restoring this car. A rebuilt engine and transmission. Rewiring the vehicle. Installing new steering suspension and brakes. New fuel lines, brake lines, etc..
Once the vehicle is painting back to the original color, using our house brand of Spies Hecker paint we will install a fresh new interior and assemble the body.
Over the last couple of days Jeff has been blasting the body and now that it is done we can look it over for any hidden damage.