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ofi Classic Cars is an automotive restoration shop in the metro Atlanta area specializing in pre-1974 vehicles. We offer everything from minor repairs to full frame-off restoration of collectable cars and trucks, including chassis, drivetrain, electrical, body, paint, and upholstery

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Bella’s Got Heart

February 23, 2013

After a couple of months of chasing parts (interior, exterior, wiring, etc.) & associated installation, we finally dropped in the newly rebuilt 390 and C6 transmission. Yes, she’s a real “S” code GTA. We broke the engine in on Saturday & had more than the usual fun and excitement. Engine “break-ins” are always kind of  Continue Reading »

Bella, stage II

October 2, 2012

 Bella’s got her gown & now she’s ready to learn how to dance.                She was completely stripped, nearly all sheet metal & the frame rails on front & rear were replaced. She was then epoxied, primed & blocked repeatedly.  All parts  were “jambed” & clear coated, her engine bay was painted, the  Continue Reading »

A man of vision

September 7, 2012

A customer brought in a 1937 Ford that his Dad had worked on over the years.  We cleaned up the distributor contacts & discovered that Dad had done an upgrade so that an universal coil could be used rather than the old type that was built into the old distributor.   Good idea.  Originally this  Continue Reading »

Headlight switch on 1037 Ford blows fuse

September 5, 2012

The headlight switch on the ’37 Ford is attached to the bottom of the steering column – a unique switch that turns power on & off and runs lights, low beam & high beam when the lever on the steering wheel is moved. A long rod runs from that lever down through the middle of  Continue Reading »