Open communication is important to us, here is how we communicate:

  • Photos of your project are loaded to our website every 2 weeks, so you can see the project as it progresses.
  • We keep detailed notes in you project file, about all special requests and changes in project direction requested by you
  • All work performed is accurately tracked to the minute.  Technicians leave detailed notes, and all of this appears on your bi-monthly invoices

We are usually asked to provide estimates for full restoration work.  There are many things to be considered:

  • How many parts need to be replaced?
  • How much time will it take to locate replacement parts?
  • Should we fabricate the part, or find a supplier?
  • How many rust spots (especially hidden) are in the project?
  • How much work will the customer be doing themselves?
  • How much work will be performed by another company?

Since many of these questions cannot be answered before work begins, we have developed a step estimating process.

Our step estimation process breaks the project into the following segments:

Power Wash - Customer must bring car for inspection with all exterior thoroughly cleaned including undercarriage, wheel wells, behind bumpers, etc.  This allows for a more thorough assessment of the condition and what will be needed to restore the vehicle.  We can provide this level of cleaning for $270.

Preliminary Estimate - Vehicle will be placed on lift and thoroughly inspected.  Pictures of key areas of damage will be taken.  An estimate will be provided detailing the estimated costs of each identified issue.  This estimate does not include issues not yet discovered, the final cost of restoration will exceed this first estimate if additional issues are discovered and repaired.

Disassembly - Complete restoration requires disassembly of the vehicle.  Regardless of your choice of restoration provider, disassembly will be necessary.  Additional issues are usually discovered at this stage and will be reported to the customer along with photos and a revised estimate that includes these new items.  Client may choose to take this information to another restoration provider for a second opinion or estimate.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.

Paint Stripping - Complete restoration requires disassembly of the vehicle.  Regardless of your choice of restoration company, disassembly will be necessary.  Additional issues are usually discovered at this stage and will be reported to the customer along with photos and a revised estimate that includes these new items.  Client may choose to take this information to another restoration provider for a second opinion or estimate.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.

Repairs & modifications - A revised estimate will be provided detailing any new issues discovered after stripping the old paint.  Old paint can hide rust, poor structural integrity, previously performed inadequate body work, etc.  These items will be photographed and estimated.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.

Mechanical - This may include suspension, engine, transmission, rear end, etc.  These items will be photographed and estimated.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.

Electrical - Electrical issues can be assessed and quoted at this stage.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.

Refinish - Prime, paint, and polish work.  These items will be photographed and estimated.  Customer may choose to cancel work and take the disassembled vehicle at this time, provided all invoices have been paid and their account is current.