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If   you   are   searching   for   a   restoration   shop   to   restore   your   car,   truck   or   motorcycle,   it’s   important   to   choose   the   right   shop   for   your   specific needs. If you want your vehicle restored correctly, then it needs to be worked on by a shop that specializes in restorations! Never   go   to   a   local   garage   or   ordinary   body   shop,   because   they   simply   do   not   have   the   skill   or   knowledge   necessary   for   restoration   work. Restoration   shops   are   not   just   body   shops,   and   normal   body   shops   are   not   restoration   shops.   Dealing   with   non-specialists   will   result   in   higher restoration   costs,   because   they   take   longer   to   do   things   due   to   their   unfamiliarity   with   the   car.   When   you   are   being   charged   by   the   hour, every   minute   counts.   Like   any   business   that   relies   solely   on   a   skilled   work   force   to   produce   a   finished   product,   a   restoration   business   is   very difficult   to   run,   due   to   the   extensive   use   of   hand   labor.   By   understanding   the   numerous   problems   that   a   shop   proprietor   has   to   deal   with,   you will   be   able   to   comprehend   why   he   has   to   perform   certain   tasks,   charge   for   each   of   those   tasks   accordingly   and   expect   you   to   make   payments promptly. Because   no   two   cars   are   in   the   same   condition   when   their   restorations   begin,   it   would   be   unjust   for   you   to   compare   your   estimate   with   that of   another   vehicle.   It’s   difficult   for   our   shop   to   provide   an   estimate   that   will   hold   true   throughout   the   length   of   the   restoration   process because   we   don’t   have   X-ray   eyesight;   we   simply   cannot   judge   the   amount   of   rust   and   body   repair   that   might   be   required   without disassembling   the   entire   vehicle   and   inspecting   every   component.   Because   we   cannot   foresee   every   single   problem,   please   undertsand   that we may have a clause in our contract that states an additional charge will be incurred if extra work is required. Being   charged   an   hourly   rate   is   the   most   expensive   way   to   pay   for   a   restoration.   However,   if   you   want   the   absolute   highest   quality   possible, there   is   no   alternative,   particularly   from   our   perspective,   since   we   will   have   to   put   in   endless   hours   of   labor   until   every   single   aspect   of   the car   is   perfect.   Be   skeptical   of   anyt   shop   that   will   restore   your   car   for   a   set   price.   Once   they   have   your   car   apart,   if   the   work   is   much   more extensive   than   they   anticipated   (and   it   usually   is),   you   will   be   hit   with   a   surcharge.   Worse,   they   may   cut   corners   in   places   you   won’t   notice, which can be dangerous if they decide not to replace fatigued brake lines or a weak suspension support bracket. We   may   require   a   substantial   deposit   before   work   begins   so   that   we   may   start   ordering   the   parts   and   supplies   needed.   We   can   invoice   you   on either   a   weekly,   bi-weekly   or   monthly   basis,   depending   on   what   works   best   for   both   parties.   Each   invoice   statement   will   include   detailed labor   descriptions,   a   listing   of   all   purchased   parts   and   a   brief   outline   of   the   progress   that   is   being   made.   Please   pay   your   bill   promptly.   Should you   fail   to   pay   your   bills   in   a   timely   manner,   we   have   the   right   to   stop   work,   and   your   project   will   get   pushed   aside,   only   to   lose   its   spot   in line   when   you   decide   to   pay   what   is   owed.   Up-to-date   accounts   will   always   receive   top   priority!   If   a   continuous   restoration   is   beyond   your means,   we   can   set   a   budget   prior   to   the   start   of   the   project.   We   will   then   work   against   advanced   installments   until   all   the   money   is   used   up. Should   you   take   more   than   30   days   to   furnish   additional   money,   a   nominal   monthly   fee   for   storage   and   interest   charges   may   be   incurred. This is only fair, as space costs money. Above all, if you have any questions - please ask! WE WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY!