Projects

At Auto Resto we program our work schedules to ensure continuous progress to completion. Our programmed repair schedules are individually tailored to accommodate the challenges of personalisation and also budget constraints.

Project transparency is the core of our business. We pride ourselves on the promise of delivering a fixed price vehicle restoration service on time and on budget. If its quoted, then its covered in the cost.

We are devoted to the preservation of originality. Sometimes acquiring original parts can be near impossible, but at Auto Resto we can rebuild any part of an automobile. If you want to get creative and have a bespoke project in mind, our only limit is your imagination!

FJ Utility – Custom/Restoration

This video illustrates some of the technical difficulties encountered during the resoration and customisation of this Holden FJ Utility.

The details in the planning of the project changed significantly from simple restoration to a full customised vehicle. The owner had simple wish list which consisted of upgrading the drivetrain to include 308ci, turbo 400 transmission, independant front suspension, rack and pinion steering and 4 wheel disc brakes. To ensure the improved handling and performance a new chassis was fabricated with a one tonner front section integrated. The rear section was finished with a salsbury differential and leaf spring suspension.

The restoration of the vehicle body required over a thousand man hours to create a truly unique vehicle. The rectification of the vehicle body required the complete fabrication of the lower cabin section with incorporated channelling the floor section over the new chassis, creating a flush mounted finish. The firewall was set back approximately 150mm to accommodate the 308ci, and the transmission tunnel fabricated to ensure clearance. The wider wheel track of the drivetrain, meant that both the front and rear fenders would need to be increased to ensure tire clearance.

Some of the other esthetical items included the custom fabrication of the steering column (stainless steel), installing bucket seats, a custom made centre console, customising the rear tailgate & beaver panels and increasing the length of both the front grille bar and front bumper by customisation.

1937 Ford Cabriolet Coupe Ute

This video illustrates the restoration of the 1937 Ford Cabriolet Coupe Utility.

VW Beetle Convertible

At Auto Resto, our project work is predominately motor vehicle restoration and corrosion repairs.

This video illustrates the sequence of rust repairs conducted on the 1965 VW Beetle Convertible. The initial concerns were that the vehicles right hand side (RHS) door was not opening or closing efficiently.

We quickly identified that the RHS door was sagging due to substandard corrosion repairs at the top and bottom hinge areas. Upon removal of the RHS door, the cosmetic repairs fell out which further exposed the complexity of the corrosion issue.

This repair involved exploring beyond the surface and into the hidden structure, removing multiple layers before restoring the original structure. Each layer removed was either reconditioned or replaced during the reconstruction process.

At Auto Resto, we warranty our corrosion repairs for a period up to 10 years. With advance methodologies and technologies in corrosion mitigation, we offer more than just rust repairs.