Shop Tour: The Restomod Shop
You've heard a lot about The Restomod Shop but unless you're able to come and see it for yourself, it's kind of hard to get a real feel for it. This shop tour is designed to give you a better feel for how The Restomod Shop is laid out and operated to help you decide if you would like to bring your project here have it worked on.
Simply put, The Restomod Shop is divided into four main parts. The very front is the showroom which is home to 4 or 5 of the projects The Restomod Shop has built. Or, in some cases, is in the process of building. It's great to be able to see and judge the work that's been done on a completed car. But we know that sometimes seeing a project in a stage other than when it's complete can be very helpful to our customers. So some projects, such as David Bramlett's big block 1967 Restomod Mustang Convertible, are displayed for a period of time in the showroom before they are finished.
Behind the showroom, you enter the fabrication shop. It's here that all the dirty work is done. This includes cutting, welding, sanding and any other work to the car that results in a mess on the floor. To me, this is the most exciting part of The Restomod Shop! It's here that retractable tops are installed. It's here that quarter panels and floor pans are repaired. It's here that ideas for custom hoods, fender and trunk lids come to life! You can look around and see how a rusted out wrecked hulk is taken apart, spot-weld by spot-weld, and put back together one piece at a time until it's like new again!
Going further back into The Restomod Shop, you enter the paint shop that houses the paint booths and mixing room. The Restomod Shop has two paint booths. Usually one is used for painting the car itself and the other for accessories. The mixing room is located between the booths so that it's quick and easy to mix and shoot. One end of each booth opens towards doors which lead outside the building; the other end of each booth opens into the building itself where there is a lot of inside space to prep the cars before they enter the paint booth. After painting, they are removed from the booth and detailed and polished in this area, also. Having a separate building for the paint booths keeps the mess of the fabrication shop out of the area and off of the new paint.
Lastly, you come to the clean room. The clean room sits directly behind the paint shop but there is no entry door into it. To enter the clean room, you have to go outside and then enter through an outside door. This helps to keep the clean room clean. The clean room is approximately 5,000 square feet and where the car is assembled after painting. It is also where many other projects are done. Engine and transmission removal and installation, suspension and brake upgrades, interior restoration and upgrades, etc. When finishing a project, this is the last stop!
The next time you're in the area, stop by and ask for a tour of The Restomod Shop. We always have a neat project or two going on and would love to share them with you. If you need our services, just call (209) 942-3013 and ask for Pete. From upgrading your brakes and suspension to building a complete Restomod including body and paint, The Restomod Shop can handle all your Restomod needs!