St. Louis Business Journal sought out Precision Restorations when they heard we were working with international customers. While certainly not the first client we have had from overseas his 1938 Buick is a truly spectacular example of what Precision Restorations is able to provide for their customers.
Every muscle car enthusiast dreams of having their car featured in a magazine someday, and you can’t aim much higher than Hot Rod. With nearly seven million readers and a storied history spanning more than 60 years, Hot Rod has built its reputation on covering only the best that the performance and restoration industries have to offer. Tom Parker’s numbers-matching ‘71 SS396 Chevelle convertible certainly fits that description, and the crew at Precision Restorations is thrilled to have helped make that dream a reality for Tom. Read all about it in the November 2012 issue of Hot Rod.
Each month, Hot Rod publishes a story outlining the complete build of a reader’s project car from start to finish. The more extreme the makeover, the better, and Tom’s Chevelle was nothing more than a rusty carcass when it arrived in our shop in November 2010. Over the course of the following 15 months, Precision Restorations reversed 23 years of neglect by replacing virtually every square inch of metal on the car in addition to rebuilding the engine, driveline, suspension, and brakes.
Needless to say, Tom is one happy camper. “I just picked up the new issue of Hot Rod, and all I can say is wow! How cool is that,” he gushes. “I can’t thank the guys at Precision Restorations enough. It’s really a dream come true. My dad Charlie has been subscribing to Hot Rod for over 40 years, and he said he never thought one of his cars would be in it. He and I always talked about cars when I was growing up, many times while thumbing through the latest car magazine. It’s amazing that we now have a car of our own to see in the pages of Hot Rod magazine!”
This 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 that was customized by Precision Restorations was recently featured on PowerBlock TV. The car is rightfully dubbed “Hotsauce” due to the true fire flames running down the sides of the car and in the engine bay.
The build outline of this vehicle included:
- Airbrushing True fire flames on the exterior of the car
- Airbrushing flames on the custom 6 piece engine cover kit
- Painting the wheels orange and black to match the vehicle
- The engine covers also have a custom drop shadow painted on them
The client was wonderful to work with and we are happy with the way that the project turned out and the notoriety that it has received across the nation.
Below are a few of the pictures throughout the build.
Precision Restorations on FOX 2 News
This custom 1941 Cadillac Convertible is definitely one unique build. We had the opportunity to show the progress of this beautiful build to the TV audience. This classic car has a first-generation GM Camaro front-end with a modern GM performance electronic fuel-injected 350 CI engine installed. The custom leather interior was done by hand in our own interior shop at our 24,000 sq.ft. facility.
When the car is completely finished the car will be an amazing Cadillac.