Trucks are some of the funniest vehicles to own, especially if they’re a classic truck. They are beautiful pieces of history that no one seems to ever get tired of. They can have a lot of uses from hauling loads from one place to another to just simply having a joy ride down the main street. If you’ve decided to take the path of restoring an old truck, you’re about to encounter a very frustrating and extremely rewarding experience.
I have owned several trucks throughout my life, one of which I halfway restored and one of which I completely restored. The thing I love about classic trucks is that they’re not terribly difficult to work on and the restoration cost is doable. I completely restored my 1968 Chevy Pickup while I was a college student. So I wasn’t exactly rolling in the dough, but I was able to get it done in about a year and a half. I ended up selling it to a family in California who still occasionally sends me pictures of them enjoying it.
Here are 14 awesome truck restoration tips:
- Budget Time
- Join Forums
- Hang Picture of End Goal
- Do A Lot Yourself
- Sell Extra Parts
- Use Local Classifieds
- Wait For Shipping Sales
- Anything Covered With Carpet Doesn’t Need To Be Perfect
- Don’t Cut Corners (you always get what you pay for)
- Source: Gears and Cylinders