Daily Archives: September 3, 2013
This 442 was dropped off today. Its a 1985 model and is in great shape. The owner bought this car new and with the exception of one bump up on the left door a few months into it life, its accident free. Today we removed a lot of the trim parts and decals. We will not be taking this car completely apart but we will remove some parts to make a nicer job. This will be somewhat of a daily driver so going all out is not really needed. The last picture is probably my favorite. Going through customer cars is not something we do here, but the shape of that console lid sparked Chris’ curiosity so he opened it up at the end of the as he was pulling it back in. He called me over to the car once inside and showed me this. Having grown up in the 80’s this was right up my alley. A factory installed cassette tape storage bin right in the console. It still works and has a tape or two in there. Its like a time machine. An iPod from the 80’s, well sorta.
This Caravan came in yesterday to get a new door installed. We trimmed the used door out yesterday and was able to get it installed. Today we slid in into the booth first thing this morning and Chase went to work on it. We painted the door, blended the front door for a good color match and fixed some scratches in the right quarter panel. Then clear was sprayed to protect all that color and make it shine. He finished up just before lunch, (perfect timing) and we had it cleaned up right after lunch. The owners picked up today and couldn’t believe how quickly we were able to get it back to them. Im pretty sure we have a new customer.