“Quick, professional one-stop service that was cost effective.” — A. Blenkiron
Another specialty of Mike’s Panel Shop and a personal passion is restoring classic cars, trucks and hot rods to their former glory. In Palmerston, North Mike’s Panel Shop is fast developing a reputation for this work. ‘Whether it’s a chev truck that’s been lying about in an old farm shed or a classic car that’s been hanging around the back yard for years, I can restore it to look like a show piece,’ says Mike.
Example of completed restoration job:
1947 Chev pickup truck at the start of its restoration journey. Vehicle has been in storage in the Taihape area for sometime.
Showing the extent of work involved in the reconstruction of the rear deck.
With the front section and front guards removed, the extent of the rust damage can be seen.
Once the deck had been removed, it became apparent that the body had a serious rust problem.
Restoration well underway with cab completed, deck skimmed & refitted, front guards and bonnet re-shaped and secured to chassis.
The chevy in its final stages before painting.