10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

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Do you know how taking up ceramics or yoga can be therapeutic after a long, hard day’s work? This can be applied to a slew of hobbies and activities. And some folks do that with more long-term projects, like car restorations.

Just think about it: you’re alone, for hours on end, pulling apart a car that was never supposed to touch asphalt ever again only to put it back together with new and refurbished parts. And then you drive it off into the horizon… hopefully, not into the nearest light pole because you accidentally connected the brake pedal to the accelerator.

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10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#1 Before & After

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#2 A Little Before And After. Paid $1000 For A '72 Ghia That Had Been Sitting In Yard 5 Years Under A Tree. High-Speed Wool Pad And Polishing/Cutting Compound

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#3 1958 MGA Before And After

There might not be solid numbers showing just how popular car restorations are. But, the fact that everyone and their mother in the car industry keeps coming back to the topic—that alone is a testament to how alive it still is today. Well, that and dedicated communities on Reddit.

While you might still see the classics on the road, today’s trends focus on more modern car models. It’s not so much the 1930s anymore as it is predominantly the ‘70s, ‘80s, and the ‘90s.

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#4 I Found A Rusty Morgunovka (SeAZ S-3A From 1960) In My Neighbor’s Garage, Installed A CVT And Made A "Candy" Out Of It ⁠

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#5 Nysa 522, Photos Shows The Restoration Of A Polish Car ⁠

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#6 This 1970 Chevelle Went Through A Full Restoration Process To Get Its Glory Back

Gone (ish) is also the idea of backyard restorations. According to Rob Customs, an increasing number of people tend to turn to custom body shops and the like for help restoring whatever gem they’ve stumbled upon.

With that said, and considering the rich automotive history and the prevalence of the industry, folks now have greater opportunities and more options to take on car restorations. And it’s not just parts, but also expert opinion has proven to be invaluable with big projects that folks hope to drive one day.

10 Times Trashed Cars Were Restored To Their Former Glory, Shared In This Online Group

#7 A Friend’s Aunt Gifted Me Her Deceased Father's Car. "If You Think You Can Get It Running, You Can Have It"

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