Get Your GTO Done Right
Currently accepting your GTO / Pontiac project car
I'm currently accepting frame-off GM restoration projects, specializing in Pontiac GTOs. You won't see a Ford or a Mopar in my shop - only GM vehicles. For those of you die-hard GM guys, you know what I'm talking about - you don't want a Ford guy doing your GTO. It's a totally different world. I'm taking complete frame-off GM (GTO, Buick GS, 442, Chevelle, etc.) restoration projects only; I'm not accepting partial jobs.
...or let me find your project car for you
I frequently have project cars available, and I know where others are - just waiting to be purchased and restored. If you'd like to have a classic car built, but don't have one yet, I'll find you a car and build it for you! Please contact me for details.
Why you want me to do your project
For starters, this has been my full-time job my entire life. I have 25+ years of experience working on, finding parts for, and restoring GTOs and other GM vehicles. Because of this, about 75% of the entire job is done in-house - I have a very good local machine shop that has a dyno, it's a father/son family-run business that does excellent, high-quality work. Rear ends are rebuilt in-house, and everything that goes into your car is inspected and installed by me personally. This ensures the highest quality.
I'm also a perfectionist, having very high standards for the vehicles I build. Now don't get me wrong; there's no such thing as an absolutely perfect car. I've been to all the shows, and there's something that can be picked out about every car out there that's just not quite right. Keep in mind that these were assembly-line production cars made to drive, not a piece of art like they are now. Even the cars that came new from the factory had many minor flaws in chrome, trim, detail, etc. The idea when doing a restoration is to come as close to perfect as possible - that's what I do.
Because of this, I don't cut corners when I'm doing restoration work. All body work is butt-welded wherever it's visible, I use the best parts available (including genuine GM parts instead of reproduction whenever possible), and I handle the complete job from start to finish, so you know it's done right.
You will be kept up-to-date on the progress of your vehicle throughout the restoration process. I will be taking pictures throughout the process, and will provide you with a CD of the photos when the project is completed. Should you so desire, I can e-mail you or provide you with a web link to the photos as the project progresses as well. You'll be able to see your project from start to finish, every step of the way.
If you've got a project that you want done....
If you've got a project that you're looking to have done, we need to sit down for a few hours on the phone or in person. We will have to discuss all aspects of your project, including:
Want To Get Your Project Started?
In order to get started, I'll need to physically see your car. I can give you a ballpark price based on your description and a bunch of digital pictures, but until I'm actually looking at the car and going over it I can't tell you exactly what will need to be done.
This is due to the many "unseens" that can be present on a 30+ year old vehicle. There are doors where you strip the paint off, and the door is full of bondo, therefore it's junk and needs to be replaced. I don't use sheet metal with swelled seams, as rust will come back and then your car will be junk. Until you pull the body off, you don't know if the frame is good - there can be cracks and bends. I've seen it all.
If this is the case with your car, there will be extra costs and we'll have to discuss it and deal with it. Again, as long as we're communicating, we shouldn't have problems - I'll call you with the information, and we can discuss how to proceed.
The bottom line of this process is that I will be doing everything in my power to ensure that you get the best possible job done for your money, period.
Sound good to you? Send me an e-mail!
E-mail is the best way to get ahold of me. Send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about your project, and I'll get back to you. Thanks!