Like many vehicles that are brought into the shop, the engine on this camper came in buckets that we were tasked to reassemble. The owner of this one bought it new at the factory in Germany and traveled the world in it picking up stickers to apply to the perimeter along the way.
Thanks to the BMW Car Club of America Iowa Chapter for stopping by today and visiting with us on this Saturday morning.
The Norton Commando 750 tank and side covers came out great. It took three bottles of flake to get the coverage and many layers of clear.
The Grumman Olson coffee truck at Wilson Of Ames’ Toyota Camry Reveal party. If you are in the area stop by tonight.
We finally finished all of the repairs on the 1931 Chevrolet Independence. With a few less oil leaks, rust repairs, working door handles, and a functional cooling system it can now be enjoyed as it should. Nobody would mind keeping this one around.
This beautiful 1950 Ford Custom Convertible came in today needing gone through to make it a driver and not just a car for the local cruise nights. Why not get your car out of the garage and enjoy it, the seals and rotating bits will love it!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by on Saturday, especially the MidCoast Road Rally. It was so much fun to watch everyone try their skills on our remote control car race track in the back and give the Burgies Grumman Olson coffee truck a steady line of customers for it’s first time out of the garage. We have never had this many people or vehicles here at one time before.
Stop by the shop today for some coffee and snacks while we are testing the Grumman Olson project for the first time.
It seems that German cars from Volkswagens to Mercedes have been the majority of what we have been working on lately. We have a good selection of Porsches currently being working on. It is fun to see them lined up together.
Finishing up the preparations on the new Ford Mustang Boss 302S for it’s debut at the Kansas Speedway this weekend. The Boss 302S is one of four full race cars you can order at the parts counter from Ford Racing. They do not have VIN numbers and are not street legal. The other three race cars you can order are the Ford Mustang Boss 302R, Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, and Fiesta B-Spec.
We took this 1954 MG TF out of the shed it had been sitting for innumerous years and mechanically restored it back for street use.
Thanks to everyone for bringing out their cars, trucks, and motorcycles to our first ever Cars and Coffee event. Michael and Tony stopped by on their way across country to see the unveiling of the new 2016 Mazda Miata. Follow their progress here: https://twitter.com/hashtag/MX5toMonterey
This great little 1969 Volkswagen Vanagon was picked up today. Nobody left without a smile while this thing was in the shop.
It is unusual to see a Studebaker 232 V8 crate motor like this one complete with transmission. This is the new power plant for our Studebaker Commander project.
After: 1954 Nash Metropolitan. This great little car has been fun to have around. It is amazing that the vacuum tube AM radio functions properly. Vintage Firestone white wall tires completes the 50’s look on this little car. Is it American or British? It seems that everyone loves it no matter what you call it.
Thanks to everyone for bringing out 55 British cars, trucks, and motorcycles to make this first year a success despite the wind.
The conversion from step van into coffee truck is coming along, the huge leap of cutting the hole for the new vendor door has been taken. A paint color is not yet decided but check back soon to see what has been chosen.
The finishing touches are being done on the Sprite after the happy owner drove the car for the first time since 1967.
Now resprayed in 1955 Thunderbird Blue, this car is ready for chassis restoration before the new little owner takes their first drive.
The Italians have been coming out of the woodwork recently. If you have an Italian car that you want serviced before your driving season or even one that has more special needs, bring it by and we will take care of it.