WE HAD AN ILLNESS THAT COULD ONLY BE CURED BY BUYING A CLASSIC VEHICLE,
BRINGING IT BACK TO LIFE,
AND FILLING IT WITH STORIES AND MEMORIES OF OUR TRAVELS.
↠ HERE ARE OUR RESTORATION GUIDES ↞
↠ SEEK OUR DIY VINTAGE VEHICLE RESTORATION GUIDES
BEFORE A VANBUILD ↞
You do not have to be a mechanic to act on your dream to restore a classic vehicle or rebuild a vintage one, and here is how we hope to help: What you need most is determination and passion!
Knowing this, we share all information on our efforts to restore and upgrade our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome. Because we have completed several jobs, we offer those guides based on our first-hand experience. Other guides though have not been written yet but will be when we get there and are able to pass along our best recommendations — whether that is what we did or a better way.
And, hey — If you’re here, that probably means you have the interest or the dream of finding an antique vehicle so we say go for it and when you find it, share your pictures and stories with us. Good luck in your journey, too — We cannot wait to hear about it!
↠ EXTERIOR GUIDE ↞
- Rust Removal
↠ INTERIOR GUIDE ↞
- Underseal Removal, Paint, and Insulation
↠ MECHANICAL GUIDE ↞
- Engine (Choke, Starter Motor, Alternator)
- Windshield Wipers, Washer Jets, and Washer Fluid Bottle
- Brakes (Brake Shoes, Brake Cylinders, and Brake Bleeding)
↠ MAINTENANCE GUIDE ↞
- Essential Tool Box and Equipment
- State Inspection
- Tires, Tire Pressure, and Tire rotation
- Engine Service
- Transmission Oil Service
- Engine Belt Service
- Coolant System Service
- Drum Brake Adjustment
- Grease Suspension Bushings
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↠ A special thank you↞
To Uncle Don and Aunt Beverley for allowing us to store our Cortez on their farm.
To Cousin Josh for letting us use his tools.