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Restoration projects; restoring any vehicle takes patience and skill.
There’s always lots of gotchas around every corner.
One of the key challenges is you can’t go down to Repco or Supercheap and buy the parts you need to fix the major components.
In most cases, they have to be fabricated.
Any restoration project tests the restorer’s knowledge, skills and patience.
Restoring something like a military vehicle is worth the effort and expense in the end, especially if you get the chance to escort a veteran in an Anzac Day parade.
The satisfaction of restoring a military vehicle is one of those experiences you will never forget, not only does it honour veterans, it brings back to life a vehicle from a time when possibly, someone’s life depended on it.
When it comes to restoring non-military vehicles from a by-gone era, the goal is to make it as a period classic.
To do that means going the extra mile in researching parts codes, fixtures and colours.
For instance, when you display a classic car, you never know who will be out.
There is usually somebody there who may know more than you and will be able to critique the vehicle. You will hear comments, ‘that’s the wrong type of screw and nut there, they came from the factory with this type of screw’. You’ve got to love them.
Research is an important part of any restoration project, especially when it comes to choosing colours.
In the case of military vehicles, colour schemes have to be close.
When it comes to a classic vehicle restoration, then people aren’t as forgiving if the colour is wrong.
So whatever you, do take the time to select carefully the colour.
If you’re looking at restoring a classic and one day selling it, you will need to take the time to ensure that colours are correct!
At Allard’s, we pride ourselves in our colour matching. Our staff have a skill set and eyes to ensure that the colours chosen will match what you need.
Further to that, we keep records of vehicle colour schemes that go back nearly 50+ years.
If we don’t have we know where to get them!
To help you and your project, ensure you contact us so we can assist you with colour matching and selection for your restoration project.
Find a couple of short restoration videos. We wish we could say we supplied the paint, however, enjoy!
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