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Terms to Know About Automobile Customizing

Cars are more than just a vehicle for transportation for many people, but an extension of their own identity which is why many people choose to customize their cars. Performing car restorations can be a hobby for some and job for others. If you are interested in hiring someone to do an auto restorations project for you these are some terms that will be helpful to know.

  • Classic – A classic car is strictly defined as cars built between 1925-1942 with a few exceptions but more loosely describes a car older than 25 years. Classic cars are typical auto restorations project.
  • Panels – The word panels typically describes the interior pieces of a car that can be painted to customize the vehicle. Most cars come with plain black, gray and brown tone interiors but people can choose to paint the interior panels any color from red and yellow to other memorable color pairings.
  • Emblem – Emblems are car accessories which identify the make, model and special features of a car, truck or SUV. These are typically made from chrome.
  • Restoration – Car restorations refers to the process of fixing an older car back to its authentic shape. True restoration includes repair what can be seen on the outside such as paints, bumpers, accessories and chrome as well as what cannot be seen such as the engine and trunk.
  • Hopped-Up – The term hopped-up describes modifications that are made to the engine and parts that a car originally came with that increase the power and performance of the vehicle.
  • Supercharger – A supercharger is a mechanical device on some cars which pumps air into the engine of the car more quickly which helps the car accelerate rapidly. Cars with superchargers are popular restoration projects.
    Goodguys Rod and Custom Association
    Pleasanton, CA 94566
    Our organization around highly regarded staff will restore or custom design your vehicle to your specifications. We customize your car in its entirety right down to the floor mats.  
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    Cajun Cruisers
    1619 Jefferson Island Rd, New Iberia, LA 70560
    Our shop is here to handle all of your automobile customization and restoration needs. Let our professionals assist with all of your needs, including frame work, decals, seat covers, and more.
    (337) 364-9416
    Southern Auto Interiors
    1709 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
    (337) 233-9502
    Mike's Custom Shop
    200 Four Park Rd, Lafayette, LA 70507
    (337) 886-7080
    Line X Acadiana
    826 Cajundome Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506
    (337) 234-3644
    Alty Camper Tops & Pickup Accessories
    6715 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 984-2223
    Affordable Paint & Body Center
    814 Eraste Landry Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
    (337) 237-9663
    The Rim Shop
    3138 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 456-3752
    V W Plus
    7215 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503
    (337) 216-9599
    Hot Rod Joe's Rod & Customs
    137 Decal St, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 237-8358
    Jerry Jagneaux Auto Upholstery
    4111 Cameron St, Lafayette, LA 70506
    (337) 984-4524
    Altered Designs & Restoration
    444 Industrial Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70508
    (337) 408-3906
    Champagne's Paint & Body
    1053 Duchamp Rd, Broussard, LA 70518
    (337) 394-8991
    East Side Custom & Collision
    1055 Quarter Pole Rd, Rayne, LA 70578
    (337) 334-4034
    Jody's Paint & Body Shop LLC
    388 Lenora Rd, Church Point, LA 70525
    (337) 684-0277
    Blanchard Custom Upholstery
    2904 Jane St, New Iberia, LA 70563
    (337) 560-9165

    Car restorations and customizations allow owners to pick and choose exactly how they want their vehicle's interior and exterior to look and feel. Auto restorations can be done by professional mechanics or owners that want to rebuild it in their own time. Stores have paints, floor mats, replacement parts, and accessories customers are able to choose from for their vehicle. Car restoration projects vary in time depending how much work needs to be put in, what parts are needed to be ordered, and how much time a person has to do the work. Car owners that want to it on their own can visit several different auto stores to look at what interior and exterior parts and accessories they have for sale. Restoring automotives at auto shops is another option owners have if they don't feel they can make the changes on their own. Mechanics order, install, and ensure the parts are working properly. Bumpers, engines, transmissions, seat covers, and new exterior painting are common jobs required during auto restorations. Mechanics that provide restoration services may specialize in one type of automobile, such as trucks, while others work with cars, trucks, SUVs, and other vehicles. When restoring cars, mechanics work with owners carefully to make sure everything they are changing is approved. Speaking with several different mechanics is recommended to see who offers the best price for auto restorations. Getting an estimate is essential when trying to determine a budget to follow. Owners can easily choose to spread out purchasing and installing replacing parts and accessories over a period of time to make the restoration process more affordable.
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