The first thing to do in a car restoration project is to make a list of what needs to be done. You don’t want to miss something essential and risk damaging a new paint job, nor do you want to find out that your car now looks great but won’t run. Try breaking your list into two groups – ‘Things that can be done by yourself (with a little research)’ and ‘Things that a garage or shop will have to do’.
Here are some things to include on your list:
With list of repairs in hand, you’re ready to tackle the project.
After 25 years of wear, the Firebird suspension was still in pretty good shape. Replacing the shocks and struts may or may not have been totally necessary. Changing out the rotors, bearings, and brake pads was a good idea. Doug and Danny at Forrest Tire gave some invaluable pointers. They also got to clean up the brake job done by another mechanic.