Owning a classic car can be a pleasure, whether you enjoy vintage designs, tinkering with engines or the bygone era these cars evoke. Perhaps you’ve found your dream classic car, but it needs a bit of work to become road-ready again.
Or, maybe you want to learn more about the inner workings of your classic car and begin maintaining some components without a mechanic’s help. In either case, you’ll need to obtain parts for repairs and restoration for your car’s engine and body. This can take some careful sleuthing.
Fortunately, there’s a number of options for finding parts, information on classic car restoration and people who can work on these cars. If you do your research thoroughly, you can find what you need. Here’s how to get started.
1. Join car clubs
Car Clubs are a great way to meet people who share your passion. But they’re also a great way to learn about repair and restoration. Fellow club members can be some of your best resources for locating parts. They may even have an extra part or two.
You can also join one of numerous internet forums that are often tailored to a make, model and year of classic car. These online meeting places can answer questions on specific issues involved with restoring a vintage car or truck.
Participants may be able to recommend mechanics or provide instructions for diagnosing an engine problem and making repairs. They can also tell you issues about your vintage car to look out for, such as suspect suppliers.