Are you in the process of building or restoring the Classic of your dreams? GC Automotive & Performance has you covered.
At GC Automotive & Performance, our technicians are well versed in every arena of automobile maintenance and repair. While our professionals are equipped with cutting edge technology, modern training, and diagnostic and repair capabilities, that doesn’t mean we don’t still appreciate the old school. The old tricks of the trade may be aging, but they are thriving here.
It’s no secret that rust and corrosion are the greatest enemy of any vintage vehicle. This is also the area where most car restoration woes begin - it’s essential to have rust and rot treated correctly, providing a solid and trouble free foundation for the rest of the job. By not cutting corners here, you’ll rest easy knowing such issues won’t have to be revisited any time in the near future.
You can replace broken or worn out parts until your bank account is dry, but it’ll do no good if the fundamental issues aren’t dealt with first. The biggest issue an old, tired engine faces can’t be corrected with bolt on parts and simple procedures. Internal wear on parts like bearings, valve trains, cams, piston rings, and cylinders leak power and efficiency. Sludge and buildup run a constant risk of engine failure. Precision measurements, resurfacing, boring, valve seating, bearing and ring replacement, block inspections, and meticulously accurate service are critical components to making even a good running car, into a great running car. Reliability, power, efficiency, and smooth operation all begin with the fundamentals, ensuring your restoration runs even better than it did the day it rolled off the lot.
Repair and Upgrades
Classic cars have gremlins, whether due to age or dated designs. If you’re looking to get the most out of a restoration, electronic ignition systems, performance intakes and carburetors, ported passages, upgraded braking systems, and performance transmission upgrades are just a few of the modern touches you can count on to truly bring an old car to life. If a period correct restoration is more your speed, quality factory replacement parts and precision tuning will give your classic that old school look and feel you’re looking for.
Sometimes driving an old car will make you question whether that supreme ride quality you remember was actually as great as you recall. The truth is, classics offer a ride smoother than even the most modern cars on the road today; they just need a little revitalization to recognize their full potential. Old wheel bearings, sagging springs, worn bushings, and busted shocks cause road noise, vibration, poor handling, noisy suspension, and poor ride quality - once these items have been inspected and accordingly tended to, you’ll be amazed at how smooth and comfortable your classic ride can be.
With a decades old ride, there’s only so far a can of WD40 will get you. Sagging doors, difficult window regulators, creaking hinges, rattling interior pieces, musty and worn carpets and door panels, leaks, and faulty electronics plague old cars and trucks, and significantly decrease the enjoyability of driving one. The interior is where you hope to spend most of your time, and paying attention to the details here will really set your restoration above the rest. Nothing feels quite as nice as rolling down a smooth and freely operating window on a nice day, or the sight of an evenly and well illuminated dashboard on a late night cruise.
With any classic car restoration, the devil is in the details. You need service you can trust, to make sure the job is done right the first time. From the foundation to the finishing touches, quality repairs make a true restoration stand out above all the rest. For the best classic car repair, maintenance, and restoration shop, call or stop by GC Automotive & Performance today.