3 Tips for Restoring Your Old Clunker

Sep 1, 2016 
by Nick Evangelist

Years ago, you purchased that ol’ 1967 Chevy because it brought you back to your childhood. It wasn’t in great (or even good) condition, but you began to make plans to restore her to her former glory. However, you need a few tips—just a little guidance—to get you started. Our crew at Orthodox Auto Company put together these few suggestions to get you on your way.

1. Designate a space for your project.

Having to take out and put away your tools every time you want to work can be cumbersome and prevent you from wanting to work. If you can devote your garage or another space to your restoration project, you can come and go as you have time. Your tools can stay put, and you can devote more time to working than to setting up and cleaning up.

2. Have the end goal in mind.

Gather pictures or articles that help you see what you want that car to look like or run like when you’re done with it. It’s easy to get discouraged or overwhelmed when cars are dissembled, so always keep your eyes on the end goal.

3. Save money by going salvage.

A restoration project isn’t necessarily cheap. However, you can reduce costs by getting used auto parts online or at a salvage yard. In fact, your best way to save money is to take advantage of our pick and pull program here at Orthodox Auto of Philly, where you can search our lot and pull out just the parts you need. You can come as little or as often as you’d like.

Let Orthodox Auto help you get on your way to restoring that beloved vehicle. To find out more about our salvage yard, contact us anytime at (215) 398-6838. We can give you more info on our used auto parts and help you locate the parts you need.

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