Restoration Project Steps

At 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks, LLC, during a restoration, we focus on the details and no two restoration projects are exactly the same.  But for the most part we follow these steps in a restoration project:

  • Initial assessment - comprehensive photographs, detailed description, expectations & budget.
  • Intake - delivery or pick-up.
  • Comprehensive assessment - overall condition & completeness.
  • Admin - Scope of Services Summary, Bracketed Range Estimate, shop-rate, mark-ups, duration, initial deposit, progress invoicing & photo-documentation.
  • Disassembly - selectively & carefully dissected to least common denominator.
  • Cosmetics - amenities, bed wood, brightwork, colors, glass, interior, upholstery, wheels & tires.
  • Drivetrain - engine, transmission & power distribution.
  • Systems - braking, convenience-upgrades, cooling, electrical, exhaust, fuel, heating, ignition, mechanicals, performance-upgrades, safety, soft-goods, steering & suspension,
  • Media-blasting - removal of foreign debris & removal of all coatings to white metal.
  • Parts - research, resource, procure & incorporate.
  • Sheetmetal - repair, removal or replacement of compromised, modified or damaged components & metal-finishing (making sparks).
  • Dirty mock-up - test-fit of sheetmetal components for proper fitment & gapping, prior to bodywork.
  • Bodywork - epoxy primer, skim, 2K, guide & sealer (making dust).
  • Paint & clear - 2-stage paint system on all sheetmetal surfaces (making vapors).
  • Polishing - wet-sand, cut & buff all cleared surfaces.
  • Service-providers - machine-work, upholstery, windshield & back glass installation, alignment, AC charging & tuning.
  • Final assembly - put-together of all cosmetically-reconditioned original parts & new components.
  • Drivability - shake-down & break-in of all systems.
  • Completion - delivery or pick-up, test-drive, operational briefing, turn-over & release.