Effective May 1, 2017, the base labor rate for all services (except sodablasting) is $110/hr. 100-Hour blocks of prepaid labor will be sold at the discouted rate of $100/hr. Projects that are already underway and those with deposits holding a spot in the backlog queue will be grandfathered in at their originally-quoted rate. See our "Ways to Pay" page (Company Menu) for more information.
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Restoration Project Questionnaire


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This is our standard restoration project questionnaire. It is provided here for you to review and complete at your leisure. In addition to providing us with information, the questionnaire may also give you greater insight into how we think and work around here. Completing the questionnaire is by no means mandatory, but it will help to ensure we know, understand and meet your expectations.

Feel free to print a blank copy so that you can pre-complete it offline and later return to this page to complete a final copy for submission.

Click HERE to view a completed sample questionnaire

Client Information



First Name: MI: Last Name:

Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City: State: Zip:

Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Preferred Contact Phone:

Email:



Vehicle Information


Car or Project Name:

Year: Make: Model:

Submodel or Option Package:

Mileage:

VIN (if available):

Years Owned: Number of Previous Owners (if known):

Is the prior owner available for contact? Yes No
If Yes, Name: Phone: Email:

If known, how many years/miles since:
Last Driven: Years
Engine Ran: Years
Engine Rebuilt: Years Miles
Transmission Rebuilt: Years Miles
Suspension Rebuilt: Years Miles
Brakes Overhauled: Years Miles

Do you know if it has ever been repainted? Yes No
If yes, how many years ago?

Do you know the original color? Yes No
If yes, what color?

Do you know if it has ever suffered crash damage? Yes No
If yes, can you describe the damage?

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Are you aware of any modifications to the vehicle? Yes No
If yes, can you describe the modifications?

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Please list any known problems or issues:
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Vehicle Usage


Frequency of Use
Expected Annual Mileage:

How frequently do you expect to be driving the vehicle? Times per

If you expect periods of inactivity, what do you anticipate the longest period to be each year?

Driving Style
What kind of driving to you expect to be doing (check all that apply)?

  • Commuting
  • Shopping
  • Pleasure Driving
  • Performance Driving
    • Spirited Road Driving (twisties)
    • Straight-Line Street Racing
    • Drag Racing (track)
    • Road Racing (track)
    • Autocross (track)

Road Conditions
Will it be driven in the rain? Yes No
Will it be driven in the snow? Yes No
Will it be driven on dirt/gravel roads? Yes No

Parking & Storage
Where do you plan to have the vehicle parked? Optionally estimate percentage of the time in each location you check.

At Home %
Garaged %
Carport %
In the Open %
Storage Facility %
Store Parking Lots %
public Lots(pay lots, office, etc.) %
Valet Parking %

Would a security system be advisable in any of these locations? Yes No

Will a car cover be used?
Always
Outside Only
Only for long-term outside storage



Project Guidelines


When discussing the bodywork and paint finish of a car, enthusiasts often refer to a car based on how far away you must stand before you no longer see any of the flaws. That's why you'll hear people refer to a car as a "20-footer"" (typical for a daily driver), "10-footer" (club car), or maybe a "5-footer"" (show car).

So, how you you like to be able to refer to your car? A -Footer


Throughout the course of a project like this, we run into situations where decision-making can be easier if we're aware of how you view an attribute's importance and relative priority when compared to other attributes. The section below will aid us in determining how to handle situations where decisions must be made between qualites such as cost vs. originality or performance vs. reliability.

Please rate the following attributes in terms of importance (High, Medium, Low) and relative priority (1-10 with 10 being highest).

Rate in importance & priority: Importance Priority
Quality:
Reliability:
Originality:
Practicality:
Performance:
Project Cost/Budget:
Appearance (exterior):
Appearance (interior):
Appearance (engine bay):
Appearance (undercarriage):

When it comes to replacement parts, sometimes several options are available, and other times you’re lucky if you find a usable replacement at all. Availability and cost are two of the principle factors, but the type of replacement also comes into play. Typically, replacement parts fall into the following categories or combinations thereof. Each category is defined in our glossary which can be accessed by simply clicking on the following listed categories:

So, when it comes time to source parts for your restoration, we will need some sort of idea as to what importance you place on the types of parts that go into your classic. Some people insist on using nothing but original parts from the original manufacturer regardless of the time and cost to locate, procure and refurbish those parts. While the Internet has expanded the sources available to us (eBay, Craig’s List, etc.), when purchasing used parts online from unknown sellers, a certain risk is assumed – and it isn’t uncommon to find that good money has been wasted on worthless parts. Then again, some people prefer to save money everywhere they can and/or prefer to use new reproduction parts rather than chasing down and refurbishing used original parts.

Here’s how we’re going to try to understand your wishes. For each of the project parts categories please indicate the order in which you prefer that we attempt to procure any parts that may be required. For each category, the options have been listed in the order in which we suggest for searching for parts:

MECHANICAL
(engine & drivetrain)

Parts Category Search Order
Aftermarket
Reproduction
Remanufactured
OEM
NOS
Rebuilt
Used
Least Costly
Midlife's suggested order is acceptable.

CHASSIS
(suspension, steering, etc.)

Parts Category Search Order
Aftermarket
Reproduction
Remanufactured
OEM
NOS
Rebuilt
Used
Least Costly
Midlife's suggested order is acceptable.

BODY

Parts Category Search Order
NOS
OEM
Reproduction
Least Costly
Midlife's suggested order is acceptable.

TRIM

Parts Category Search Order
NOS
OEM
Reproduction
Remanufactured
Used
Least Costly
Midlife's suggested order is acceptable.

INTERIOR

Parts Category Search Order
NOS
OEM
Reproduction
Used
Remanufactured
Least Costly
Midlife's suggested order is acceptable.

Please list any specific desires or expectations you may have with this project:

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Would you like to be contacted regarding your project?
EMail Phone No Contact



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