Classic cars restauration tipes

Classic cars have more charisma, the experience to guide them are fascinating and you will make new friends. On the other hand, require more maintenance, and some parts are more expensive every day. Whether or not you will burn money.

If you still have the desire to take an old car, but all I have to hand are pictures, fantasies and virtual board of experts who have never sat his ass in a car these, you might want to read this post.

1) Arm yourself with information

Old classic cars need frequent maintenance. Therefore, the best friend of a classic cars lover are skilled mechanics. Finding a honest is a real mission - the more complex model to find the dream itself. Picks are good to talk, love to talk ill of other professionals in the industry and if you do not understand the mechanics, will never be able to identify it.

Therefore, the prerequisite is to have an ancient knowledge of mechanics. Yes, I know you know how an engine works, the "how stuff works" is in your list of favorites, but we are talking about the real world. To begin to understand the peculiarities and difficulties and pleasures of each model, the best way is to follow the forums and "mailing lists" (such as Yahoo Groups and Google Groups) that bring together owners and enthusiasts. Accompany them give you a nice base over the month - and half word, hope you are a good listener: buy an antique is an exercise in patience, which begins (much) even before the search of a unit in accordance in your pocket.

The second tip is paper. The good old books, irreplaceable as sources of knowledge for classic cars. Books of restoration and preparation are not just for those who want to get your hands dirty. To find these books on sites like, enough keywords such as "how to", "guide" or "book" followed by the name of the classic car or model you are looking for. Even if an Opal or Beetle, you will find books of mechanics, because the engines were designed and produced abroad. Read the reviews of those who have bought on their own page, and see if the owners recommend the purchase of another publication.